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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, jason.bolton@maine.edu

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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