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2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate: Innovation Engineering

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Innovation Engineering Undergraduate Certificate (12 credit hours)

Innovation Engineering courses give students a complete array of tools and a systematic approach to creating, communicating and commercializing ideas in response to problems and opportunities in any field; they also learn how to lead the process of innovating within organizations – businesses, nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, arts organizations, etc. 

Educational Objectives:

The coursework is designed to be ancillary to major work in a specific discipline or central passion. The objective of the Certificate in Innovation Engineering is to give students the skills and confidence to create meaningfully unique solutions to problems in their chosen fields, to communicate the benefits of their innovations and to test and realize their innovative ideas. The course sequence achieves these objectives by teaching the fundamentals of Innovation Engineering in INV 121, advanced skills in INV 180, communicating in INV 282, and commercializing in INV 392.

Eligible students:

Undergraduate students matriculated in any field may take coursework in Innovation Engineering. These students should notify Foster Center for Student Innovation, (207) 581-1454, uminnovation@maine.edu.

Undergraduate non-degree students (students who have not yet earned a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent) may apply for admission to the Certificate of Innovation by contacting the Foster Center for Student Innovation.  Non-degree students typically register for classes through the University’s Division of Lifelong Learning. Except for courses offered through Continuing Education/Summer Session, the University allows non-degree registration in regular courses on a space-available basis.

Course Sequence:

The core courses required for the undergraduate certificate are INV 121 - Fundamentals, INV 180 - Create, INV 282 - Communicate, and INV 392 - Commercialize. Courses should be taken in the following order:

  • INV 121 Fundamentals
  • INV 180 Create
  • INV 282 Communicate
  • INV 392 Commercialize

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

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

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