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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 (fall, spring, and online in summer)

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

ENGR 407: Technology-Based Entrepreneurship

3 credits (fall and spring)

Students learn about business and entrepreneurship through risk-taking, creativity, and innovation. This course helps students recognize their own ability to lead a team and move a product from idea to market through many challenging and exciting projects. The course is designed to increase students' team-working abilities, as well as leadership competencies. 

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ENGR 409: Leadership in Organizations

3 credits (fall and spring)

This "mini MBA" course includes the analysis of exemplary organizations. This course offers students the unique opportunity to travel domestically to some of these organizations to learn first-hand what it means to be an engineering leader. 


ENGR 422: International Leadership of Engineering and Development (International Option*)

 3 credits (spring ONLY)

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 and 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.

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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. 

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