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The Engineering Entrepreneurship Program in the Texas A&M College of Engineering offers a Concept, Creation and Commercialization (C3) Certificate to give undergraduate and graduate engineering students the opportunity to hone their entrepreneurial skills and prepare for the future. Whether you want to work for a Fortune 500 company or begin your own start-up, this certificate program will give you the skills you need to stand out and be a self-starter. 

Below are the courses you’ll be required to take, along with a list of electives you may choose from. It’s also possible to select courses not listed here, with approval from the director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program.

Notice: The application is for undergraduate students only. Graduate students who want to pursue this certificate will have to apply through the EngineeringCAS System.

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C3 Courses

Required Courses

  • MTDE 252/462/652: Entrepreneurship Hour (1 hour)
  • ENGR 461/651: Product Lean Startup for Engineers (3 hours)

Elective Courses 
(Select 9 hours)

  • BMEN 353: Medical Device Design II (1 hour)
  • BMEN 469: Entrepreneurial Pathways in Medical Devices (3 hours)
  • ENDS 101: Design Process (3 hours)
  • ENGR 311/MTDE 611: Enterprise Basics for Technical Entrepreneurs (3 hours)
  • ENGR 312/MTDE 612: Sales, Operations and Manufacturing for Technology Companies (3 hours)
  • ENGR 421/MTDE 621: Technology company management, Leadership and Corporate Culture (3 hours)
  • MTDE 313/613: Engineer to CEO (3 hours) 
  • MEEN 489/689: Agile Technology Leadership
  • MEEN 489: Innovation Mindset for Design and Research (3 hours)
  • MEEN 497/697: Entrepreneurship in Nano and Energy Systems (3 hours) 
  • PETE 453: Petroleum Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
  • Other courses accepted with approval by the director of engineering entrepreneurship.

Experience Requirement

  • Participate in an Aggies Invent


Jim Donnell

  • Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship Program, Professor of Practice
Jim Donnell