Foster Center for Student Innovation

Graduate Certificate

Only 3 classes to get your certificate!

INV 510

INV 510 Innovation Engineering Accelerated

Credit hours: 3

Provides students tools and confidence to lead the creation, communication, and commercialization/realization of meaningfully unique ideas in any field. Students will learn a systematic approach to creativity, practices and principles of precise, persuasive concept writing, and key components of commercialization/realization. Methods include group and individual problem solving, business simulation and case studies, and work with real-world inventors and businesses.

The course is a graduate level course and is open to community members, seniors and graduate students. This course will count towards a graduate certificate in Innovation EngineeringĀ®.

INV 511

INV 511 Innovation Engineering Case Study

Credit hours: 3

Through weekly case studies and in rapidly changing peer teams, students generate ideas, articulate innovations through writing, and research potential technologies and markets in the context of real-world businesses or nonprofit organizations. Through this process, students will learn to identify the best opportunities and to set up systems for generating and implementing new ideas in a wide range of organizations. Students will learn to identify the best opportunities and to set up systems for generating and implementing new ideas in a wide range of organizations.

INV 590

INV 511 Innovation Engineering Proposal & Project

Credit hours: 3

Emphasizes the intensive application of concepts explored in earlier Innovation Engineering courses to a graduate student's field of specialization, with the purpose of creating the student's own proposal and project. Students will be expected to identify a problem or opportunity and to research existing solutions to the problem before developing their own ideas. Students will have the opportunity to take their own idea from proposal stage to prototype and beyond. Projects may be individual or team-based.