Innovation, Leadership & Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE), BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Innovation, Leadership & Engineering Entrepreneurship


center office: 351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228, 1308 W. Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 244-3124

email: tec@illinois.edu


center website: http://www.tec.illinois.edu

college website: https://grainger.illinois.edu/


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 Grainger 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.

Currently, the BS in ILEE degree is only being offered as a dual degree for current Grainger Engineering Students.

Students should follow their Grainger Engineering primary/first department's curriculum and take the additional 31 hours of ILEE Orientation and Technical Core.

The Grainger College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office maintains the following Degree Requirements website to clarify curricular requirements noted below:

Overview of Curricular Requirements

The curriculum requires 128 hours for graduation from student's Grainger Engineering primary/first department curriculum and take 31 additional hours of ILEE Technical core (total: 159 credit hours).

Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship Orientation

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 100Introduction to Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship1
Total Hours1

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
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
TE 466High-Tech Venture Marketing2
TE 498Special Topics III (Section GS)3
TE 230Design Thinking/Need-Finding3
Total Hours28-31


Suggested Sequence
Students should follow their Grainger Engineering primary/first department's curriculum and take the additional 31 hours of ILEE curriculum as shown below.

First Year
Second Semester
TE 250From Idea to Enterprise2
TE 100 or 200Introduction to Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship1
 Semester Hours3
Second Year
First Semester
TE 230Design Thinking/Need-Finding3
 Semester Hours3
Second Semester
TE 333Creativity, Innovation, Vision4
TE 360Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship1
 Semester Hours5
Third Year
First Semester
SE 361Emotional Intelligence Skills3
TE 398 (Innovation and Engineering Design)Special Topics II2
 Semester Hours4-7
Second Semester
TE 401Developing Breakthrough Projects4
 Semester Hours1-4
Fourth Year
First Semester
TE 461Technology Entrepreneurship3
TE 466High-Tech Venture Marketing2
 Semester Hours5
Second Semester
TE 450Startups: Inc, Fund, Contracts, IP3
TE 498 (Leading Sustainable Change)Special Topics III3
 Semester Hours4-7
 Total Hours: 25-34