The School of Engineering has designed a series of formal academic courses that provide skills training and insights on innovation and entrepreneurship.
All engineering students are required to take two core courses that challenge students to design an innovative solution to a problem facing society.
ING1004 – Engineering Challenges: this is an introductory course for freshmen students, the primary goal of which is to provide a learning experience where students are challenged and motivated to complete an engineering design project. Students work together to address a real problem facing society, applying innovative, creative, and functional designs to construct a quality prototype.
ING2030 – Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: this course began within the context of the “New Engineering for 2030” project, which is financed by Corfo. The objective of this course is for all School of Engineering students to realistically experience the complexities, uncertainties, and challenges of being an entrepreneur – from imagining and creating an innovate techno-scientific product to commercializing said product. To gain these experiences, students are asked work on a semester-long group project in which they must collaborate, investigate, construct, and implement a solution prototype, in addition to presenting a coherent business plan for the final product.
Apart from these required courses, the School of Engineering offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate electives on the subjects of innovation and entrepreneurship.
ICC2234 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Construction
ICS2010 Design Strategies for Innovation
ICS2015 Workshop on Entrepreneurial Skills
ICS2018 Entrepreneurship Competencies
ICS2730 Topics in Entrepreneurship
ICS3356 Innovations in Strategy
IDI2995 Entrepreneurship Mentality and Methods
IEN3610 Technological Innovation and Management
IMI3000 Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking in Design
IMI3100 Technological Ventures
IMI3250 Negotiation and Leadership for Entrepreneurs
IMI3280 Collaborative Networks and Innovation
IMI3300 Strategic Management and Innovation
IMI3330 Innovation and Design for Foods
IMI3350 Social Innovation
IMI3360 Innovation in Digital Commerce
IMI3400 Business Planning and Financing for Ventures
IMI3450 Psychology of Innovation in Organizations
IMI3500 Systems, Environment, and Networks for Innovation
IMI3600 Marketing and Commercialization of Ventures and Innovative Technologies
IMI3700 Innovation Laboratory
IND3720 Technological Innovation and Management
INF3450 Information Technologies for Innovation, Quality, and Entrepreneurship
ING2040 Social Entrepreneurship and B Corps
INP3540 Competitive Intelligence and Technological Awareness for Promoting Innovation
Course Catalogue, here.