Foster Center for Student Innovation

Academic Program

INNOVATION ENGINEERING is a unique minor (18 credits) or undergraduate certificate (12 credits), available at the University of Maine, where it originated. These classes are designed to help you develop, refine, communicate and successfully implement new ideas. Whether you plan on working for an established organization or want strike out on your own, the skills learned in Innovation Engineering® will be invaluable to your career.

The minor consists of the first four core courses, plus two more INV courses at the 400 level.  You can earn the certificate by taking the four core courses—see the list below.  For more information, contact Professor Margo Lukens, Director of Academic Programs in Innovation Engineering at (207) 581-1401 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">
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UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Imagine Your First Interview

First InterviewPotential employer: I see you majored in Art History with a minor in Innovation Engineering.. what does that mean?

You: It means that I know how to create, communicate and commercialize meaningfully unique ideas in the field of Art History. For my final project I developed a whole new system for....

INV 180: Create
Innovation Engineering® I

INV 282: Communicate
Innovation Engineering® II

INV 392: Commercialize
Innovation Engineering® III

INV 401: Systems
Innovation Engineering® IV

INV 405 : Project
Innovation Engineering® V

INV 406: Make it Real
Innovation Engineering® VI

INV 470: Special Topics in Applied Innovation

INV 480: Internship in Innovation

INV 490: Independent Study in Innovation

GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

INV 510: Innovation Engineering Accelerated

INV 511: Case Study

INV 590: Innovation Engineering Proposal & Project