Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship (EENT) provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for pursuing high-tech entrepreneurial opportunities, and is intended to compliment the student’s graduate education and training in Penn Engineering’s master’s degree programs.  The Certificate is open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in any of Penn Engineering’s master’s degree programs.  On a space available basis, and depending on a student’s background and training, graduate students from other schools and programs may apply for the EENT Certificate. Non-engineering students must check with their home schools and/or programs to determine their eligibility to take the EENT Certificate. (Note that for Penn Engineering undergraduates, a Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship is available. Students who sub-matriculate or who subsequently return for a master’s may not earn both the EENT Minor and the EENT Certificate.) 

Requirements for the EENT Certificate consist of the following:





  • BE502: From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
  • BE515: Bioengineering Case Studies
  • EAS507: Intellectual Property and Business Law for Engineers
  • EAS512: Engineering Negotiations
  • EAS590: Commercializing Software: Web Lean Launchpad
  • EAS595: Foundations of Leadership
  • ESE 540: Engineering Economics
  • IPD509: Needfinding
  • IPD515: Product Design
  • MEAM514: Design for Manufacturability


To apply: Please complete the APPLICATION FORM and submit the form as per the enclosed instructions.

Deadline to apply: Students must submit the completed Application by no later than the first week of the beginning of their final semester in their master’s degree program.

Inquiries: Engineering Entrepreneurship Program entrep@seas.upenn.edu