The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Engineering gives students a complete array of tools and a systematic approach to creating, communicating and commercializing ideas in response to problems and opportunities in any field; they also learn how to lead the process of innovating within organizations—businesses, nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, arts organizations, etc. Graduate students in any field will benefit from having a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Engineering noted on their transcripts, in particular when they want to communicate their credentials to future employers.
Graduate students matriculated in any field may take the graduate coursework in Innovation Engineering; these students should notify the Director of Academic Programs in Innovation Engineering of their intention to complete the Certificate, and apply through the Graduate School.
Graduate non-degree students (students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent) may apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Engineering with demonstrated depth of experience or expertise towards implementing projects in a specific area; to apply, send cover letter and resume to the Director of Academic Programs in Innovation Engineering, Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5798, and submit the Graduate Certificate Application through the Graduate School, http://www.umaine.edu/graduate/admissions/application-information
Students will be able to use Innovation Engineering tools and methods to create and realize innovative, meaningfully unique solutions to problems in their chosen fields.
Students will be able to communicate the benefits of their innovations to target audiences.
Students will be able to apply fundamental theories and methods to work with teams or client groups to solve problems in any field.
- INV 510 Innovation Engineering Accelerated
- INV 511 Experience: Innovation Engineering Case Study
- INV 590 Using Innovation: Proposal & Project
Graduate students earn the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Engineering by completing, in this order, INV 510, INV 511, and INV 590 with a grade of B- or better in each course. Students must complete the coursework for the certificate within a period of five years.