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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Innovation

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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-

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:

  • INV 121, INV 282, INV 405
  • 7 credits of 400 level INV courses or cross-listed course

Possible pathways for 7 credit hours to complete Innovation Minor:

INV 471 Special Topics in Innovation  (3-4 cr.) or capstone in a major academic department with innovation skill requirements. This can be easily adapted to any capstone project.

INV 480 Internship in Innovation   (1-6 cr.) Innovation internship or this can be an internship in Major academic department and easily adapted to include innovation skills.

INV 490 Independent Study in Innovation   (3 cr.) Innovation related project or it could be adapted to experiential learning opportunities with inclusion of Innovation skills.

Students that complete INV 121, INV 282 and INV 405 will receive level 1-3 and micro-credential in Innovation.

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