Suggested courses for the professional development requirement

ENG 571 Theory of Energy & Sustainable Engineering
Credit: 3 OR 4 hours.
Mathematical, scientific, engineering, and economic bases needed to analyze sustainable energy systems and civil infrastructure. Evaluation of current practice and future development of (i) energy extraction and conversion processes from geological, biological, and non-biological resources; (ii) energy usage for transportation, in residential and commercial buildings, and by industry.

ENG 573 Capstone Project
Credit: 4 hours.
Design project pertinent to student’s field of study. Student will complete a comprehensive written report, develop a website, and/or give an oral presentation that relates to his/her project. For more information, contact Laura Pew, Project Coordinator at lpew@illinois.edu or see Grainger College

ME 598 Fun with Mechanics
Credit: 4 hours (this course must be taken as a two semester, Fall/Spring sequence). 
This course is being offered to give graduate students an opportunity to participate in a creative design project course that is of a competitive nature. In the first semester ( 2 credit hours ) small student teams of 3 - 5 persons will design a device to meet the specified technical requirements of the competition and provide an engineering analysis that shows that their design is likely to be successful. The device will be fabricated in the second semester ( 2 credit hours). This course has no lectures or exams, grades are based solely on the project.

TE 461 Technology Entrepreneurship
Credit: 3 hours.
Critical factors affecting technology-based ventures: opportunity assessment; the entrepreneurial process; founders and team building; preparation of a business plan including market research, marketing and sales, finance, and manufacturing considerations.

TE 466 High-Tech Venture Marketing
Credit: 1 OR 2 hours.
Cornerstone marketing concepts for innovators and engineers to enable analysis of products and technologies from a marketing perspective: engineering product development and adoption life cycle; objectives and strategies; marketing management; communication skills; sales process and tactics; special considerations for new high-tech engineering products and innovations.

TE 565 Technol Innovation & Strategy
Credit: 2 hours.
Concepts and frameworks for analyzing how firms can create, commercialize and capture value from technology-based products and services. Business, commercialization, and management aspects of technology. Emphasis on reasons that existing firms or startups which have successfully commercialized products or services fail to sustain their success as technology changes and evolves.

TE 566 Finance for Engineering Mgmt
Credit: 2 hours.
Cornerstone financial concepts for engineering management to enable analysis of engineering projects from a financial perspective: income statements; the balance sheet; cash flow statements; corporate organization; the time value of money; net present value; discounted cash flow analysis; portfolio theory.

IE 430 Economic Foundation of Quality Systems
Credit: 3 OR 4 hours.
Total quality systems for planning, developing, and manufacturing world-class products. Economic foundations of total quality. Product value, cost, pricing, environmental quality, activity-based costing, design for assembly, organization structure, lead time, innovation, Taguchi methods, simulation-based significance testing, Strategic Quality Deployment, statistical process control, and conjoint analysis.

IE 431 Quality Engineering
Credit: 3 hours.
Quality Engineering principles and the Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) process. Application of concepts and methods of statistical process control, designed experiments, and measurement systems analysis to cases of quality and productivity improvement; application of the fundamentals of quality engineering and the Six Sigma to areas of produce development, service enterprise, and manufacturing processes.

 

Students may choose from other graduate-level leadership, entrepreneurship, or business-related courses (e.g., courses taken for the “Business Management for Engineers” certificate or the “Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship” certificate; go to http://tec.illinois.edu/academics/certificates/business-management to see the list of courses that apply).

*Only required if student chooses to fulfill through a course in leadership, entrepreneurship, or other business-related course as opposed to a for-credit internship course (e.g., ME 598 Special Topics) or graduate-level/capstone design course (e.g., ME 597 Independent Study).

 
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