The Master's of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship (TE), offered through the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University, offers a “dedicated approach” to entrepreneurial engineering education. The residential, full-time, twelve-month program is grounded in a dedicated curriculum, a dedicated space and a dedicated faculty. The dedicated curriculum is delivered through 12 courses in which only TE graduate students are able to enroll; 11 of the 12 courses were designed specifically for the new master’s program. These courses take place in a dedicated studio/classroom facility that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to which only program students and faculty have access. The TE program is also fortunate to have a dedicated faculty, who were hired specifically to create the collaborative space and develop and deliver the curriculum. The result of this dedicated approach includes three cohorts of graduates who are running their own companies, are working as key team members in start-ups, are innovating in more established companies and are working at organizations that provide support to entrepreneurs. This impact of this dedicated approach has also received national recognition for its role in talent development by the University Economic Development Association (UEDA).
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