Bachelor of Science in Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE)

The Technology Entrepreneur Center offers studies leading to the Bachelor of Science in Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE). The BS in ILEE degree is intended for College of Engineering students to better understand the innovative processes involved in identifying problems and creating, developing, and leading efforts to provide their engineering solutions. The curriculum is based on a sound disciplinary engineering technical core with additional aspects of problem identification and innovation, and complex multidisciplinary engineering project management and leadership.

Overview of Curricular Requirements
The curriculum requires 128 hours for graduation and is organized as shown below.

Orientation and Professional Development
These courses introduce the opportunities and resources your college, department, and curriculum can offer you as you work to achieve your career goals. They also provide the skills to work effectively and successfully in the engineering profession.

TE 298Special Topics I1
COE Department of Concentration introduction course0
ENG 100Engineering Orientation 10
Total Hours1
1

 External transfer students take ENG 300 - Engrg Transfer Orientation instead.

Foundational Mathematics and Science
These courses stress the basic mathematical and scientific principles upon which the engineering discipline is based.

CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
MATH 221Calculus I 14
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus III4
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
1

MATH 220 - Calculus may be substituted, with four of the five credit hours applying toward the degree. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus.

Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship Technical Core
These courses stress fundamental concepts that comprise the common intellectual understanding of innovation and leadership in Engineering Entrepreneurship.

TE 250From Idea to Enterprise2
ENG 298Special Topics (User Oriented Collaborative Design)3
TE 333Creativity, Innovation, Vision4
TE 360Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship1
SE 361Emotional Intelligence Skills3
TE 398Special Topics II (Innovation and Engineering Design)2
TE 401Developing Breakthrough Projects4
TE 450Startups: Inc, Fund, Contracts, IP3
TE 461Technology Entrepreneurship3
SE 462Leading Sustainable Change3
TE 466High-Tech Venture Marketing2
COE Department of Concentration Approved Technical core14
Total Hours44


Technical Electives
This elective requirement gives each student freedom to define a technical course of study in innovation and leadership of considerable breadth and focus.

Technical electives to be chosen from ILEE approved list19
Technical electives to be chosen from COE Department of Concentration approved list8

Liberal Education
The liberal education courses develop student' understanding of human culture and society, build skills of inquiry and critical thinking, and lay a foundation for civic engagement and lifeliong learning.

Electives from the campus General Education social & behavioral sciences list. 6
Electives from the campus General Education humanities & the arts list. 6
Electives either from a list approved by the college or from the campus General Education lists for social & behavioral sciences or humanities & the arts. 6
Total Hours18

Students must also complete the campus cultural studies requirement by completing (i) one western/comparative culture(s) course and (ii) one non-western/U.S. minority culture(s) course from the General Education cultural studies lists. Most students select liberal education courses that simultaneously satisfy these cultural studies requirements. Courses from the western and non-western lists that fall into free electives or other categories may also be used to satisfy the cultural studies requirements.

Composition
These courses teach fundamentals of expository writing.

RHET 105Writing and Research4
Advanced Composition may be satisfied by taking any course in either the liberal education or free elective categories which has the Advanced Composition designation.
Total Hours4


Free Electives
These unrestricted electives, subject to certain exceptions as noted at the College of Engineering advising Website, give the student the opportunity to explore any intellectual area of unique interest. This freedom plays a critical role in helping students to define research specialties or to complete minors.

Free electives not counted above additional unrestricted course work, subject to certain exceptions as noted at the College of Engineering advising website. At least 128 credit hours must be earned to graduate. 8


Suggested Sequence
The schedule that follows is illustrative, showing the typical sequence in which courses would be taken by a student with no college course credit already earned and who intends to graduate in four years. Each individual's case may vary, but the position of required named courses is generally indicative of the order in which they should be taken.
 

First Year
First SemesterHours
CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
COE Dept of Concentration introduction course0
TE 298 (Introduction to ILEE)Special Topics I1
ENG 100Engineering Orientation0
TE 250From Idea to Enterprise2
MATH 2211Calculus I4
RHET 105 or Liberal education elective2, 3Writing and Research3-4
 Semester Hours14-15
Second Semester
ENG 298 (User Oriented Collaborative Design)Special Topics3
COE Dept of Concentration Technical core43
MATH 231Calculus II3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
Rhet 105 or Liberal education elective2,33-4
 Semester Hours16-17
Second Year
First Semester
TE 333Creativity, Innovation, Vision4
TE 360Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship1
MATH 241Calculus III4
SE 361Emotional Intelligence Skills3
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec Mag4
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
COE Dept. of Concentration Technical Core4 
TE 450Startups: Inc, Fund, Contracts, IP3
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
Liberal education electives36
 Semester Hours12
Third Year
First Semester
TE 461Technology Entrepreneurship3
TE 401Developing Breakthrough Projects1 to 4
SE 462Leading Sustainable Change3
Liberal education elective33
Free elective4
 Semester Hours14-17
Second Semester
ILEE Technical electives49
TE 398 (Innovation and Engineering Design)Special Topics II2
TE 466High-Tech Venture Marketing2
COE Dept. of Concentration Technical core44
 Semester Hours17
Fourth Year
First Semester
ILEE Technical Electives45
COE Dept of Concentration Technical Electives43
COE Dept of Concentration Technical Core44
Free Electives4
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
ILEE Technical Electives45
COE Dept of Concentration Technical Electives44
Liberal Education Electives36
 Semester Hours15
 Total Hours: 120-125
1

 MATH 220 - Calculus may be substituted with four of the five credit hours applying toward the degree. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus

2

 RHET 105 should be taken in the first or second semester of the first year as authorized. The alternative is a social sciences or humanities elective.

3

 Liberal education electives must include 6 hours of social & behavioral sciences and 6 hours of humanities & the arts course work from the campus General Education lists. The remaining 6 hours may be selected from a list maintained by the college, or additional course work from the campus General Education lists for social & behavioral sciences or humanities & the arts. Students must also complete the campus cultural studies requirement by completing (i) one western/comparative culture(s) course and (ii) one non-western/U.S. minority culture(s) course from the General Education cultural studies lists. Most students select liberal education courses that simultaneously satisfy these cultural studies requirements. Courses from the western and non-western lists that fall into free electives or other categories may also be used to satisfy the cultural studies requirements.

4

 to be chosen from approved list

Technical Core

TE 250From Idea to Enterprise2
TE 401Developing Breakthrough Projects4
ENG 298Special Topics (User Oriented Collaborative Design)3
TE 333Creativity, Innovation, Vision4
TE 360Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship1
TE 450Startups: Inc, Fund, Contracts, IP3
SE 361Emotional Intelligence Skills3
TE 398Special Topics II (Innovation and Engineering Design)2
TE 461Technology Entrepreneurship3
SE 462Leading Sustainable Change3
TE 466High-Tech Venture Marketing2
COE Department of Concentration Approved Technical Core14
Total Hours44