Entrepreneurship & Technology Management Track

Overview 

The Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Track (ETCM) offers courses in management and entrepreneurship. As with the other BEO tracks, the ETCM builds upon the required foundation courses but requires a higher level of mathematics and a five-course specialization in an engineering area of choice including Biotechnology/BioMaterials, IT and Computer Engineering, and Energy and the Environment among others (see tables below).

It is critical for the ETCM student to meet early and often with their BEO Faculty advisor. The ETCM track can be customized, in close consultation and with the approval of your ETCM faculty advisor, to include courses not listed in the table below. The tables below provide a summary as well as a detailed listing of courses related to the areas of specialization.

BEO Entrepreneurship & Technology Management Track COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SUMMARY

--For detailed course listings see long table below--

BEO Foundation Courses (must be completed prior to Senior Capstone)

8

Technology Gateway Course

1

Technology Management Specialization Courses

5

BEO Capstone (Fall & Spring)

2

Total BEO ETCM Track Course Requirements

16

Entrepreneurship & Technology Management Track: Recommended Course Sequencing
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Fall (only)
Spring (only)
Fall (only)
Spring (only)
Fall (only)
Spring (only)
Fall (only)
Spring (only)
Fall or Spring
Fall or Spring
Fall or Spring
Fall or Spring
ECON 0110
ECON 1110
ENGN 1010
Capstone BEO 1930B
Capstone BEO 1940B
MATH 0200
Statistics 
       
 
ECON 1210
       
SOC 1311
   
SOC 1315
       
Gateway Course
       
ENGN 0030
5 Specialization Courses

 

BEO ENTREPRENEURSHIP & TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT TRACK COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Technology Gateway Courses (choose one course from the left-most column that aligns with your specialization, and plan to take the pre-requisite courses shown in the right-most column).

1

Gateway Course Title

 Likely Pre-requisite Courses

ENGN 0410

Materials Science (for students interested in functional materials or nanotechnology)

ENGN 0720

Thermodynamics (for students interested in energy and environmental topics)

ENGN0030 or ENGN 0040

ENGN 0510

Electricity and Magnetism (for students interested in photonics and device technology)

ENGN 0030 or PHYS 0070; ENGN 0040 or PHYS 0160; MATH 0180 or MATH 0200; and APMA 0330 or APMA 0350

ENGN 0310

Mechanics of Solids and Structures (for students interested in machine design and instrumentation)

ENGN 0030, 0031

CSCI 0150

Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures (for students interested in information technology and computer engineering)

BIOL 0200

Foundations of Living Systems (for students interested in biotechnology topics)

Five Technology Management Specialization Courses. 

5

Areas include:

  • Biotechnology-Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology-Biomaterials
  • Computer Science
  • Energy & Environment
  • Information Technology and Computer Engineering
  • Functional Materials
  • Machine Design and Instrumentation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics and Device Technology

Biotechnology – Biochemistry

Specialization Course
Course Title
Likely Pre-requisite Courses

BIOL 0280

Introductory Biochemistry

CHEM 0350

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 0330

CHEM 0360

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 0350

CHEM 0400

Biophysical and Bioinorganic Chemistry

CHEM 1220

Computational Tools in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

CHEM 1230

Chemical Biology

CHEM 0360 and BIOL 0280

CHEM 1240

Biochemistry

CHEM 0360 and BIOL 0280

ENGN 1110

Transport and Bio-transport Processes

Student must be in semester 4 or higher

Biotechnology - Biomaterials

Specialization Course
Course Title
Likely Pre-requisite Courses

BIOL 0170

Biotechnology in Medicine

BIOL 1090

Polymer Science for Biomaterials

CHEM 0350

BIOL 1120

or

ENGN 1490

Biomaterials

 

Biomaterial

BIOL 0800

ENGN 0410

Materials Science (presumes BIOL 0200 offered as the gateway course)

Computer Science

Specialization Course

Course Title

Likely Pre-requisite Courses

CSCI 0150

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science

CSCI 0160

Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures

CSCI 0150

CSCI 0170

Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction

CSCI 0180

Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction

CSCI 0170 or CSCI 1090

CSCI 0220

Introduction to Discrete Structures and Probability

CSCI 0310

Introduction to Computer Systems

CSCI 0320

Introduction to Software Engineering

CSCI 0160, 0180, 0190

CSCI 0330

Introduction to Computer Systems

CSCI 0150, 0180, 0190

CSCI 0510

Models of Computation

CSCI 0530

Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications

Skills in programming & prior exposure to reading & writing mathematical proofs required.

CSCI 1300

User Interfaces and User Experience

APMA 1650

Statistical Inference I

MATH 0180, MATH 0190, MATH 0200 or MATH 0350 or a score of 4 or 5 on AP BC Calculus

CSCI 1900

CSCI Startup

Energy and Environment

Specialization Course

Course Title

Likely Pre-requisite Courses

CHEM 0080A

First Year Seminar-Energy

ENGN 1130

Phase and Chemical Equilibria

ENGN 0720

ENGN 1340

Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment

CHEM 0330 and MATH 0170MATH 0190, MATH350, MATH 0180, or MATH 0200 Student must be semester 3 or higher

ENGN 1931A

Photovoltaics Engineering (May not be offered every year)

ENGN 1930U

Renewable Energy Technologies

ENGN 0030, ENGN 0040 or ENGN 0720

ENVS 0490

Environmental Science in a Changing World

ENVS 1400

Sustainable Design in the Built Environment

ENVS 1580

Stewardship and Resilience in Urban systems

Functional Materials

Specialization Course

Course Title

Likely Pre-requisite Courses

BIOL 0080

-or-

BIOL 2089

Biotechnology Management

-or-

Importance of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology

 

BIOL 1090

Polymer Science for Biomaterials

CHEM 0350

BIOL 1140

Tissue Engineering

CHEM 0330; BIOL 0500 or BIOL 0800

ENGN 1490

Biomaterials

ENGN 1410

Physical Chemistry of Solids

ENGN 0410, ENGN 0720

ENGN 1420

Kinetics Processes in Materials Science and Engineering

ENGN 0410, ENGN 0720, ENGN 1410

ENGN 1470

Structure and Properties of Non-Metallic Materials

ENGN 0410, ENGN 1410

ENGN 1480

Metallic Materials

ENGN 0410, ENGN 0720

ENGN 1490

Biomaterials

Information Technology and Computer Engineering

Specialization Course

Course Title

Likely Pre-requisite Courses

CSCI 0160

Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures

CSCI 0150

CSCI 0220

Introduction to Discrete Structures and Probability

CSCI 0160, CSCI 0180 or CSCI 0190; CSCI 0220

CSCI 0320

Introduction to Software Engineering

 

ENGN 1630

Digital Electronics System Design

ENGN 1640

Design of Computing Systems

ENGN 1650

Embedded Microprocessor Design

CSCI 0330, CSCI 1670

ENGN 1740

Computer Aided Visualization and Design

ENGN 0310

ENGN 1930Z

Robot Design

ENGN 1931P

Fuels, Energy, Power & the Environment (May not be offered every year)

CHEM 0330, ENGN 0720

Machine Design and Instrumentation

Specialization Course

Course Title

Likely Pre-requisite Courses

ENGN 0410

Materials Sciences (presumes ENGN 0310 offered as the gateway course)

ENGN 0490

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering

MATH 0100, MATH 0170, MATH 0180, MATH  0190 or 0200; CHEM 0100 or CHEM 0330

ENGN 0520

Electrical Circuits and Signals

MATH 0180, MATH 0350 or MATH 0200

ENGN 0720

Thermodynamics (presumes ENGN 0310 offered as the gateway course)

ENGN 0030, ENGN 0031 or ENGN 0040

ENGN 0810

Fluid Mechanics

ENGN 0040, APMA 0330

ENGN 1230

Instrumentation Design

ENGN 1370

Advanced Engineering Mechanics

ENGN 0040, APMA 0340

ENGN 1740

Computer Aided Visualization and Design

ENGN 0310

ENGN 1760

Machine Design

ENGN 1370, ENGN 0620

ENGN 1930M

Industrial Design

ENGN 1931A

Photovoltaics Engineering (May not be offered every year)

ENGN 0510 or PHYS 0470

ENGN 1930Z

Robot Design

Nanotechnology

Specialization Course

Course Title

Likely Pre-requisite Courses

CHEM 0500

Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 0360

CHEM 1060

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 0500

CHEM 1700

Nanoscale Materials: Synthesis and Applications

CHEM 0350, PHYS 0030 or

 PHYS 0050, BIOL 0280 (recommended)

ENGN 1490

Biomaterials

ENGN 1930B

Biophotonics

ENGN 0510

PHYS 0120

Adventures in Nanoworld (first-year students only)

Photonics and Device Technology

Specialization Course

Course Title

Likely Pre-requisite Courses

ENGN 0520

Electrical Circuits and Signals

MATH 0180 or MATH 0200

ENGN 1580

Communications Systems

ENGN 0520 required; ENGN1570, APMA 1650 or MATH 1610, MATH 0520 or MATH 0540 and ENGN 0510 helpful but not required

ENGN 1590

Introduction to Semiconductors and Semiconductor Electronics

ENGN 0410, ENGN 0510

ENGN 1600

Design and Implementation of Very Large Scale Integrated Systems

ENGN 1620

Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits

ENGN 0510, ENGN 0520

ENGN 1630

Digital Electronics System Design

ENGN 1690

Photonics and Applications

ENGN 1930A

Photovoltaics Engineering (May not be offered every year)

ENGN 1930B

Biophotonics

BEO Capstone

2

BEO 1930B

Capstone Fall Semester

BEO 1940B

Capstone Spring Semester