Engineering Leadership Development Minor Courses

The ELD Minor is an 18 credit minor structured to allow customization based on student career goals and interest.

Required Courses

ENGR 408: Leadership Principles*

3 credits

Students learn about leadership concepts, principles, and theories through discussions, projects, and readings. A grade of B or higher in this course grants you admission to the minor with grade of B and eligibility to take our remaining courses. 

*ENGR 408 Admit Application - If you would like to take ENGR 408, but are not 5th semester standing, please fill out this application for consideration by the director and return to Mandy Thompson in 213 Hammond. 

ENGR 407: Technology-Based Entrepreneurship

3 credits

Students learn about business and entrepreneurship through risk-taking, creativity, and innovation. 

Choose from 

ENGR 409: Leadership in Organizations

3 credits

This "mini MBA" course includes the analysis of exemplary organizations. 


ENGR 422: International Option*

International Leadership of Engineering and Development - 3 credits

This course focuses on leading international virtual cross-cultural interdisciplinary teams in developing engineering solutions relevant to today’s global economy. Students will have opportunities to work with students from other countries on a semester-long project. This course is only offered in the spring semester.

International Experience - .5 credits

During May-mester, students extend this course through an opportunity to travel to work live with international students from their group during the semester. 

Elective Courses

6 credits

Select from more than 70 elective courses.


Leadership Capstone

3 credits

Choose from a variety of courses.



The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952