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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Innovation Engineering

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to earn minor: None.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: None.

Other GPA requirements to earn minor: Students who wish to continue in the Innovation Engineering Minor once they have declared it must maintain a grade point average of 2.9 in courses within the Minor.

Contact Information: Margo Lukens, Director of Academic Programs in Innovation, 108 Foster Center for Student Innovation, (207) 581-1401

The Minor in Innovation Engineering teaches students from any major to create, communicate, and commercialize or otherwise realize meaningfully unique ideas in any field.  The Minor in Innovation Engineering is a university-wide program; courses in Innovation Engineering have been developed by faculty in the colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Business Public Policy and Health, Education, Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture, and the Division of Lifelong Learning.

Objectives of the Minor in Innovation Engineering: to give students the tools and confidence to create their own opportunities, and to realize a prosperous and sustaining future within or outside organizations, businesses, or institutions.

Outcomes of the Minor in Innovation Engineering: students will be able to lead change within their education, their careers, their affiliations, their communities and their personal lives.

The Minor in Innovation Engineering consists of a minimum 18 credit hours in INV courses, including:

  • 12 credit hours of core courses (INV 180, INV 282, INV 392, and INV 401)
  • at least 6 more hours of elective INV courses.  The elective courses may include 
    • a proposal and project sequence (INV 405 followed by INV 406, OR a student may petition to substitute the capstone project from their major for INV 406),
    • or special topics courses, internships, or independent study (INV 470, INV 471, INV 480, or INV 490). 

INV 101, the course for first-year participants in the Innovation Living-Learning Community, may be counted for credit (1 cr.) towards the Minor.

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