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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Innovation Engineering

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: Minimum GPA of 2.9 in courses that count toward the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: C-

Contact Information: Jason Bolton, Interim Director of Academic Programs in Innovation Engineering, Foster Center for Student Innovation, (207) 581-1454,

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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