The EEP consists of three distinct courses:
- An Introduction to Entrepreneurship and New Product Development (1-credit: ECE 383)
- Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development I (3-credit: ECE 482 for engineering majors, or ECE 492Y for non-engineering majors)
- Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development II (3-credit: ECE 483 for engineering majors, or ECE 492Z for non-engineering majors)
ECE 482 (ECE 492Y) and ECE 483 (ECE 492Z) comprise a 2-semester new product or service design sequence with ECE 482 weighted toward product definition and high-level design, and ECE 483 weighted toward the actual implementation of the product or service defined and designed in ECE 482. Students in ECE 383 work as eTeam (entrepreneurship team) members on the eTeams created by the students in ECE 483 – ECE 383 students are able to choose which eTeam to be on. In addition to being eTeam members, ECE 383 students participate in a “Toy Building Competition” where they form teams and design and build a toy for kindergarten students at the Fred A. Olds Elementary School.