Supplement your degree.
By taking classes from the HESE core students can earn a HESE certificate or pursue an Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor all while satisfying their major requirements.
The HESE Certificate
Any undergraduate student in any college can earn the Certificate in Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (formerly Engineering and Community Engagement) by completing all of the HESE courses plus one community and culture elective agreed upon with the director. Together all the classes total 12 credits, and all should count towards regular graduation requirements. Students who are looking to gain proficiency in design, research, and implementation of appropriate technologies for use in serving communities in the U.S. and abroad while stressing an awareness of the cultural context of such activities should pursue this certificate.
The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor
Entrepreneurs and innovators exist in all industries and in all types of companies. The key to entrepreneurial success is preparing yourself with tools and knowledge that position you to succeed.
The Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ENTI) Minor teaches foundational skills to help students succeed, including innovation, leadership, management, and planning. HESE is one of the ENTI clusters (Social Entrepreneurship and the three additional ENTI courses can be taken at any time.
The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor is centered around three core courses geared to help students build foundational knowledge, skills, and insights needed to succeed in innovative and entrepreneurial careers.
Focuses on learning to think like an entrepreneur from leadership and self-efficiency to resourcefulness and creativity.
Develops leadership and entrepreneurial skills through collaborative problem solving between business and engineering students.
Prerequisites: Econ 102 or Econ 104 (or Econ 14 & Cas100)
MGMT 425 is a problem-based course, in which teams define new business ventures to meet current market needs, develop business plans, and learn how to present their ideas and solutions to investors. This course will provide students with a working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional ways of presenting new business ideas and ventures.