Graduate Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship

Pitching to potential investors is part of the engineering entrepreneurship program.
Pitching to potential investors is part of the engineering entrepreneurship program.

The graduate certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship (GCEE) builds upon the College of Engineering’s successful undergraduate Engineering Entrepreneurship minor. Its objective is to equip engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset that will enable them to contribute to business success. 

Request more information and start earning your graduate certificate in engineering entrepreneurship as early as this fall!

Certificate & MS Degree

The GCEE can be pursued as a stand-alone certificate, or as part of a master’s degree program. Under certain conditions, many of the courses for this certificate may count toward the MS degree. Please check with your departmental advisor for accurate program information.

Admissions Requirements

Because GCEE elective courses have primarily technical content along with engineering entrepreneurship content, students will be admitted to the GCEE program in the same way they are admitted to the MS program

Course Structure

The certificate will require completion of 15 credits, or five courses, including four required courses and one elective. There will be at least one course offered each semester to ensure continuity of the program.

GCEE required courses: 

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship

Department advisors can provide input on which elective courses should be considered and courses in the GCEE that may count toward a master’s degree.

Contact

For more information specifically about the graduate certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship, contact Director Edmond Dougherty at Edmond.J.Dougherty@villanova.edu, or Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Gerard Jones, PhD, at Gerard.Jones@villanova.edu.

Consider This

Wondering if a graduate certificate is right for you?

Graduate Certificate Programs Offer Quick Path to Career Upgrade (U.S. News & World Report, March 2016)

Certified Success (National Society of Professional Engineers, May 2013)

Contact Us

For more information about certificate programs, contact the College of Engineering at 610-519-6723, or email engineering.grad@villanova.edu.