The Masters of Engineering in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design provides advanced training and mentorship in engineering design in the context of entrepreneurship. The focus of the program is on the design of new products or technology that will be commercialized or made available to have community impact for engineers who aspire to start companies. The program requirements encourage the development of high-level communication skills and the development of a wealth of transferable skills that will be useful by graduates regardless of their ultimate career trajectory. These learning outcomes will be supported at all levels of the program requirements through the evaluation and mentorship of professors, advisors, peers, startup project committee members, and external mentors and coaches.
The objective of this Masters degree is to support engineering students and professionals transform ideas into innovations, by providing advanced training in their relevant fields of expertise, followed by a hands-on “startup launch” project. The Master’s degree will be a two-year full time program, comprised of three parts:
- Focused classroom training through courses (core and elective);
- An internship in a startup;
- A "startup launch” project that will enable students to integrate design and entrepreneurial skills as they navigate through the process of seeking an innovative solution to a real market need.
The program leverages the design spaces available at the Faculty of Engineering including the Simon Nehme Design Commons, the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace, the MakerLab, the Manufacturing Training Centre and the Brunsfield Centre. In addition, the Faculty’s MakerLaunch accelerator program will help bridge graduating students into the startup ecosystem of the National Capital Region. Through the use of mentored projects, it will also provide opportunities for the commercialization of uOttawa research.