Interdisciplinary Graduate Study and Research
In addition to offering graduate degrees within academic departments, Lehigh University offers interdisciplinary graduate degrees in the fields of American Studies, manufacturing systems engineering, photonics, polymer science and engineering, business administration and engineering, and business administration and educational leadership, and analytical finance.
Lehigh University also offers graduate certificate programs in certain specialized fields of study. Graduate certificates consist of a minimum of twelve credits, at least six of which must be at the 400-level. Such certificates are specific to Lehigh and do not constitute official certification, as might be required to be employed professionally. Students are admitted to certificate programs in the same way as to degree programs. More specific information on admission criteria and completion requirements are available from certificate program administrators.
In addition, Lehigh’s interdisciplinary research centers and institutes address the research needs of government, industry, and society. Organized to recognize research efforts in interdisciplinary problem areas, they supplement the university’s academic departments. Graduate students pursuing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in academic departments, as well as students enrolled in interdisciplinary degree programs, may pursue research opportunities in the various centers.
A complete listing of research centers, institutes, and other research organizations appears following the section on interdisciplinary graduate programs.
Financial Assistance. Teaching assistantships and fellowships are provided by individual academic departments, while research assistantships are available through both academic departments and research centers. Students interested in research are encouraged to seek appointments with members of the faculty working in their areas of special interest, with department chairpersons, or with center or institute directors.
Graduate Certificates in Arts and Sciences
Certificate in Cognitive Science
(For details see “Cognitive Science” in Section V)
Certificate in Documentary Film
(For details see “American Studies” in Section V)
Certificate in Environmental Law and Policy
(For details see "Environmental Initiative" in Section V)
Certificate in Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Intergroup Relation
(For details see “Psychology” in Section V)
Certificate in Regulatory Affairs in a Technical Environment (for details):
Certificate in Analytical Principles of Pharmaceutical Science (for details)
Certificate in Bioorganic Principles of Pharmaceutical Science (for details)
Certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
(For details see "Women, Gender and Sexualtiy Studies" in Section V)
Certificate in Nanotechnology (for details):
Certificate in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (for details):
Certificate in Polymer Science & Engineering (for details):
Certificate in Quality Engineering (for details):
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
Several interdisciplinary programs are offered to the Lehigh graduate student.
A Master of Arts degree in American Studies is offered jointly by English, History, and other departments in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates for the master’s degree must complete at least 30 credit hours. In addition to the Theory and Method course, students must choose two courses in American history and two courses in American literature and film from those offered by the history department and the English department. Students must also take one special topics seminar. The other four courses for the master’s degree will be divided between thesis or “thesis paper” credits and American Studies courses not in history or literature/film. To fulfill the thesis requirement, students will write one longer thesis or two thesis papers that are aimed at conference presentation and/or publication.
Environmental Policy Design
The M.A. in Environmental Policy Design trains scholars and practitioners alike for the demanding task of designing environmental policy that can protect or restore an increasingly degraded natural environment while sustaining the benefits of economic growth and providing for the needs of an ever-more-vulnerable (and growing) human population. Achieving this goal will require policy professionals to understand and analyze environmental problems amidst multiple systems and levels of law and in the context of rapidly globalizing governance structures, institutions, and regimes that cut across geographical and political boundaries.
(For details see "Environmental Initiative" in Section V)
This program provides students with a strong education in advanced finance and quantitative financial analysis tools to develop graduates who can create innovative solutions for real financial problems, using state of the art analytical techniques and computing technology. Students with undergraduate degrees in computer science, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics and the hard sciences should have the quantitative background needed for success in this field.
Applicants must show basic competency in the following areas: finance, corporate finance, investments, financial accounting, economics, money and banking, statistics, linear algebra, and calculus. These courses will not count toward the master degree.
Entrance Prerequisites: (Examples given from Lehigh courses)
Must show basic competency in the following areas: (Does not count towards the 30 credit minimum degree requirement)
Corporate Finance - Fin 328 or GBUS 419 or an equivalent course
Investments - Fin 323 or GBUS 420 or an equivalent course
Financial Accounting - Acct 151 or Acct 108 or GBUS 401 or an equivalent accounting course
Statistics and Probability - Math 231 or IE 328 or an equivalent introductory calculus based statistics and probability course
Calculus Series - (Math 21, 22, 23) or an equivalent calculus series
Linear Algebra - (Math 205 or 242) or equivalent course
Note: Entrance prerequisites at Lehigh typically have several prerequisites that must be fulfilled.
Note: Prerequisites do not have to be taken at Lehigh University.
Note: Eco 045 or an equivalent introductory course including regression analysis is not rigorous enough preparation for Math 467 and therefore is not adequate for the Statistics and Probability prerequisite.
The 30 credit hour program is a joint venture of the College of Business and Economics, the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Arts & Sciences. Required courses are as follows:
Financial Calculus I (3) Spring
Financial Calculus II (3) Spring
(Must take 1 of the following Statistics courses)
Random Processes and Applications (3) Spring
Statistical Computing and Applications (3)
(Must take 1 of the following computation modeling courses)
Econometrics I (3) Fall
Linear Models in Statistics with Applications (3) Spring
(Must take 1 of the following Industrial Engineering courses)
Optimization Models and Applications (3) Fall
Stochastic Models and Applications (3)
Derivatives and Risk Management (3) Fall
(Must take 2 of the following 3 finance courses)
International Finance (3) Fall
Advanced Investments (3) Spring
Financial Markets and Institutions (3) Spring
Financial Optimization (3)
Financial Engineering Projects (3) Fall/Spring
Note: Students with equivalent courses from an undergraduate degree program will be given credit for fulfilling the field requirement and will be permitted to replace the credits from the list of approved electives. The program director(s) must approve courses for each student’s choice of electives. Typically, a finance elective will be used to substitute for a finance course waiver; a computational elective to substitute for a statistics/econometric course, and programming elective for a computing course.
Admissions. Students may apply through the Graduate Programs Office in the College of Business & Economics or through the Graduate Office of the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Students must take either the GRE or GMAT. International students must have 16 years of schooling with four years at the University level to be considered for admission. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Deadline for international students to apply is February 1. U.S. Citizens may apply until July 15.
Further information about the M.S. in Analytical Finance Program may be obtained by visiting http://www4.lehigh.edu/business/academics/graduate/finance/default.aspx, contacting the Graduate Programs Office of the College of Business and Economics or one of the following Co-Directors:
Dr. Richard Kish, Perella Department of Finance, College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, phone (610) 758-3418, email: email@example.com
Dr. Vladimir Dobric, Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, 14 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, phone (610) 758-3734, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tamás Terlaky, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, 200 W. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, phone (610) 758-4050, email: email@example.com
Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering
For students with B.S. degrees in engineering, physics, or mathematics, Lehigh’s 10-month, 30-credit professional Master’s program in energy systems engineering helps students develop into organizational and technical leaders in the energy and power industries. Learning takes place in an environment where potential employers actively guide curricular development and student research endeavors. Graduates of this program emerge with the skills and confidence to tackle the grand challenges facing the global energy infrastructure and its associated effect on the environment.
The hallmark of the program is student immersion in hands-on, industry-driven projects. Each student will apply advanced technical knowledge and skills and work collaboratively with a team of faculty, fellow students, and representatives from sponsor firms to complete a project of impact and significance in the field — a real project as conceptualized by the project’s sponsoring researcher or industry concern. The development of targeted research projects serves as an entry point into the field for talented young innovators, and a source for firms to explore new skill sets and solutions required for success with emerging technologies and approaches.
The basic 30 credit hour course sequence consists of
ESE Core Courses
ESE Technical Electives
ESE Industry Project
ESE Core Courses
ESE 401: Energy Generation (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the different methods of generating electricity, such as turbine driven electrochemical generators, fuel cells, photovoltaics, and thermoelectric devices. Topics include the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil), nuclear fission and fusion, and renewable resources (solar, wind, hydro, tidal, and geothermal sources). Sustainability, energy efficiency issues, as well as public interest and policy drivers are also addressed.
ESE 402: Transmission and Distribution / Smart Grid (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of modern power transmission and distribution systems. Topics include transformer technology, transmission grids, load management, distribution optimization, power supply reliability, and infrastructure systems. Security and deregulation issues are also addressed.
ESE 403: Energy and the Environment (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the direct and indirect impact of energy generation and transmission technologies on the environment. Topics include global climate change, clean energy technologies, energy conservation, air pollution, water resources, and nuclear waste issues.
ESE 405: Energy Systems Project Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the basics of project management in the field of energy systems, which includes the broad spectrum of empirical, theoretical and policy issues of managing projects for the electric power grid, its generation and tomorrow’s intelligent energy system. Engineering economics and project feasibility are also addressed.
ESE Technical electives
Students acquire a level of specialized knowledge and experience through the completion of five technical elective courses, selected from a large pool of designated courses in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Computer, Integrated Systems, Material Science, and Mechanical and Mechanics) as well as in Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, International Relations, Physics and Political Science.
ESE 460: Energy Systems Engineering Project (3-6 credits)
A collaborative and intensive study in an area of energy systems engineering, with an emphasis on direct industrial applications. A written report plus a poster presentation or oral presentation is required.
Students typically begin this 10 month program in Summer Session II and will graduate spring of the following year with a Master of Engineering degree in energy systems engineering.
Further information can be obtained from: www.lehigh.edu/esei
Prof. Martha Dodge
Energy Systems Engineering Institute
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
Ms. Emily Kissel
Coordinator, Energy Systems Engineering Institute
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Master of Business Administration and Engineering
In today’s business environment expertise is required over a broad spectrum of skills in order to maximize performance. To meet this challenge, Lehigh has developed an interdisciplinary graduate program that provides a solid foundation in both business and engineering. The joint Master of Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E) degree has been developed through the co-operative efforts of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science and the College of Business & Economics. This program is part of Lehigh’s commitment to developing the industrial leaders needed to enhance our competitiveness in the new global marketplace, and is aimed at students with an engineering or science background.
The basic 45 credit hour course sequence consists of:
MBA core courses
Engineering core courses
Students can choose an appropriate engineering curriculum from any of the following programs – chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial and systems engineering, manufacturing systems engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or polymer science and engineering.
MBA Core Courses
Introduction to the Organization and Its Environment (2)
Managing Financial and Physical Resources (4)
Managing Information (4)
Managing Products and Services (4)
Managing People (4)
Engineering Core Courses
Each engineering program has its own set of core courses. Course choices are intended to be as flexible as possible, and are tailored to meet the needs of individual students. Further information can be obtained from the appropriate departmental graduate coordinator, or from the Office of Graduate Studies (610-758-6310) in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Electives. Engineering electives are chosen from courses in the appropriate RCEAS engineering program, and the business electives are selected from course offerings in CBE. Electives can also be chosen from joint courses that are being developed by RCEAS & CBE.
Project. A short interdisciplinary project is required of all students. Project topics, based on the specific interests of each student, will be developed by CBE and RCEAS faculty.
Admissions. Applications must be accepted by the MBA program and by the relevant department in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. When required by the engineering program, students must take the GRE. If this is not required, then the GMAT examination must be taken. Students will not be required to take both tests.
Further information can be obtained from:
Office of Graduate Studies
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
The Graduate Programs Office
College of Business & Economics
Master of Business Administration and Educational Leadership
The MBA & Master of Education joint degree program offers students the opportunity to acquire a solid foundation in both business and education. Designed to develop the administrative skills required in today’s educational systems, the MBA/M.Ed. provides a framework where excellent education and sound business practices can flourish. The MBA/M.Ed. will provide an additional option for business students in educational leadership. The program will enhance the students’ marketability in private and public sector education while providing students with an understanding of the cultures of both business and education. Core courses from both colleges will ensure that recipients of the joint degree will bring to their future positions an extraordinary medley of skills to manage human and financial resources efficiently while employing expertise in instructional supervision and training in both education and corporate settings. This program of study will enhance training and skills for those currently in the area of business and financial management in the field of education. The Lehigh MBA/Ed. Leadership is a 45-credit joint degree program.
Educational Leadership Core Courses
Organizational Leadership and Change Management
Supervision of Instruction
Leadership: Self and Groups
School Resource Management
Practicum in School Business Management
Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives
MBA Core Courses
Introduction to the Organization & Its Environment
Managing Financial & Physical Resources
Managing Products & Services
Practicum: Integrative Experience
Electives. Educational electives are chosen from courses in the College of Education and the business electives are selected from course offerings in the College of Business and Economics.
Admission Requirements. Applications need to be approved through both the MBA Program and the Educational Leadership program. Students are required to take the GMAT. Students must have at least 2 years of professional post graduate work experience to apply for this joint degree program.
Further information about the program may be obtained by contacting Dr. Floyd D. Beachum, Professor, College of Education, 610-758-5955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Lehigh’s award-winning graduate program leading to the cross-disciplinary master of science degree in manufacturing systems engineering (MSE) is administered by the Center for Manufacturing Systems Engineering within the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition, the College of Business and Economics participates in teaching accounting, business, finance, management, and marketing aspects affecting manufacturing systems.
This graduate curriculum aims to develop engineers who can design, develop, install, operate and modify manufacturing systems involving materials, processes, equipment, facilities, logistics, and people using leading edge technologies. A systems perspective is integrated by means of interdisciplinary course offerings.
It is possible for distance students to earn the MS in MSE degree remotely.
The degree requires completion of 30 credits of graduate level work, including:
four (4) core MSE courses.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3)
(IE 443) Automation and Production Systems (3)
Agile Organizations and Manufacturing Systems (3)
(GBUS 481) Technology, Operations & Competitive Strategy (3)
Manufacturing Systems Engineering Project (3)
Manufacturing Systems Engineering Thesis (6)
Elective courses (12 or 15 credits). At least one elective must be an MSE-numbered course.
Elective courses are selected in consultation with the MSE academic adviser from technical and business areas related to manufacturing.
These areas include:
materials, manufacturing processes and quality control
automation, control systems, and computer integration
computer and information systems
business, management, organization, and operations research
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or an appropriate science is required.
All candidates must have at least six months work experience in industry.
All candidates must follow admission procedures and standards established by Lehigh University.
For further information contact: Carolyn Jones, MSE Program Coordinator, 200 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 758-5157, FAX (610) 758-6527, Email ccj1@Lehigh.edu or visit the MSE web site at www.lehigh.edu/~inmse/gradprogram/
The Master of Science Degree in Photonics is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with a broad training in the various aspects of photonics, including topics in electrical engineering, materials science, and physics. Admission to the program requires a B.S. or M.S. in either the engineering or physical sciences.
Applications should be directed to one of the three sponsoring departments (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or Physics). Procedures and admission criteria are the same as those followed by the home department. International students must satisfy minimum university language requirements. The admissions process is under the supervision of the individual department to which you apply.
Required Courses*(15 credits):
Modern Optics (3)
Lasers and Nonlinear Optics (3)
Lightwave Technology (3)
Optical Networks (3)
Photonic Materials (3)
Selected pre-requisites for the required courses may be waived by the program director for students with equivalent background.
A minimum of three courses must be selected from the following list:
Semiconductor Lasers I
Semiconductor Lasers II
Optical Information Processing
Introduction to Integrated Optics
Linear and Nonlinear Optics
Physics of Semiconductor Devices
Solid State Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Electronic Properties of Materials
Electron Microscopy (TEM and SEM)
Advanced Laboratory in Photonics
In order to complete the MS degree requirements of the University, candidates must submit either a Master’s thesis or a report based on a research course of up to 6 credit hours. Research courses should be at the 400 level.
Polymer Science and Engineering
Lehigh has a diverse group of faculty members with strong, primary interest in polymer science and engineering. In order to provide better opportunities for courses and research in this interdisciplinary field, activities are coordinated through the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE), and its academic Polymer Education Committee. Polymer faculty from traditional departments of chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics, and mechanical engineering and mechanics, are participants of the CPSE.
There are two ways in which qualified graduate students, with degrees in the above or related fields, may participate. Students may pursue graduate studies within an appropriate department. Departmental procedures must be followed for the degree sought. The student’s adviser may be in that department, or in another department, or research center, in which case, the student receives a normal departmental degree, with emphasis in polymer courses and research.
Alternatively, students may elect to pursue studies toward an interdisciplinary M.S., M.E., or Ph.D. degree in polymer science and engineering. The procedures for this latter case are summarized as follows.
Students enter through the departments and must meet each entering department’s criteria. When the student is ready (must have taken/be taking at least one polymer course and be in good standing in the department), the student petitions to transfer to the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering. After entering the center degree program, his/her degree program becomes Polymer Science and Engineering, but the student remains in the home department.
Master of Science Degree in Polymer Science and Engineering requires a total of 24 credits in course work and six credits in research based on a pre-approved library program. The research report is directed and signed by a faculty member of the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering and co-signed by the chairman of the Polymer Education Committee or the director of the CPSE.
CHE (CHM/MAT) 393
Physical Polymer Science (3)
CHE (CHM) 394
Organic Polymer Science (3) Research (6)
Three 400-level polymer courses to be selected from the following list (list may vary slightly from year to year, check with Professor Pearson or Professor Roberts for more details):
Polymer Physics (3)
CHE (CHM) 483
Emulsion Polymers (3)
CHE (CHM/MAT) 482
Engineering Behavior of Polymers (3)
CHE (CHM/MAT) 485
Polymer Blends and Composites (3)
Polymer Processing (3)
Organic Polymer Science II (3)
Polymer Product Manufacturing (3)
CHE (CHM) 492
Topics in Polymer Science (3)
Polymer Interfaces (3)
Courses in the admitting department must include one of the following:
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3)
Thermodynamics and Kinetics I (4)
plus one other 300- or 400-level non-polymer related course from the admitting department.
Master of Engineering Degree in Polymer Science and Engineering requires a total of 30 credits of course work. This option is intended for those students who do not work in a laboratory setting, or for whom thesis research is not practical, but who wish to obtain an advanced education in polymer science and engineering.
The additional six hours of coursework must include two additional 300 or 400 level polymer courses, or one polymer and one non-polymer home department course. For full-time graduate students electing the M.E. degree option, the polymer course program must include Chem. Eng. (CHE).
Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering. For the Ph.D., the student must satisfactorily complete a qualifying examination administered by the Polymer Education Committee; satisfactorily complete graduate course work determined in consultation with the doctoral committee; pass a general examination administered by the Polymer Education Committee; and defend to the satisfaction of the doctoral committee, a dissertation in the field of polymer science and engineering. Students deficient in polymer science or related topics may be required by their committee to take remedial course work.
The doctoral committee consists of the research adviser, at least two other members of the center for polymer science and engineering, and at least one outside person. The committee’s composition is subject to approval by the Polymer Education Committee and the Graduate and Research Committee of the university.
For more information, write to Dr. Raymond A. Pearson, Director, Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, Whitaker Laboratory, 5 E. Packer Avenue, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, or Dr. James E. Roberts, Seeley G. Mudd Building #6, Chairman, Polymer Education Committee, Lehigh University, 6 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015 or Ms. Anne Marie Lobley, Graduate Coordinator Whitaker Laboratory, 5 E. Packer Avenue, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Please address applications to one of the participating departments.
Master of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship
Lehigh's one-year, 30-credit professional Master's program (M.Eng.) in technical entrepreneurship helps young entrepreneurs to create, refine, and commercialize intellectual property through the licensing or launching of a new business. Students in the program learn by experiencing the idea-to-venture process in an educational environment that's hard-wired to support the development of novel, innovative and commercially-viable technologies. The business community -- from young start-ups to the Fortune 500 -- recognizes the need for creative and innovative young minds with the skills to lead and manage product development. In addition, many national and state agencies require grant recipients to commercialize research. Graduates of the TE MEng program will find themselves well-positioned to take on complex product development roles and assignments.
Students with undergraduate degrees from any major in engineering, business, and design arts and sciences who are interested in developing an entrepreneurial mind set through experiencing the integrated product development process, may apply to this program.
The TE academic calendar begins during Lehigh’s summer sessions. Students complete ten credits in the summer, ten credits in the fall, and ten credits in the spring.
Methods in Visual Thinking
Methods in Prototyping
IP Creation and Management
IPD Process - 1
Entrepreneurial Start-ups - 1
IPD Projects - Design
Entrepreneurial Start-ups - 3
IPD Process - 2
Entrepreneurial Start-ups - 2
IPD Projects - Manufacturing
Entrepreneurial Start-ups 4
TE Core Courses
TE 301. Creativity and Systematic Innovation Methods (3 Credits)
Creativity methods, anthropological research, painstorming, bisociation, the Kano model, axiomatic design, the trimming technique, parameter analysis, decomposition, nonlinear design, Taguchi's method, DeBono's Six Hats technique, biomimicry, TRIZ, lateral benchmarking, Blue Ocean Strategy, the art of tinkering and other innovation methods. Hands-on labs, individual and team projects.
TE 302. Methods in Visual Thinking (3 Credits)
Visualization techniques, visual thinking and envisioning information as taught by Edward Tufte and others, multimedia tools and methods. Appropriate use of technology as applied to new product development, no programming required.
TE 303. Methods in Prototyping, Modeling and Testing (3 Credits)
Generation of mock-ups and looks-like prototypes, electro-mechanical-optical bread-boards design, fabricate, build and test multiple generations of prototypes, computer modeling methods, shop methods, testing, sensors and data collection.
TE 401 (ME 401, MSE 401). Integrated Product Development (IPD) Process-1 (3 Credits)
An integrated and interdisciplinary approach to engineering design, concurrent engineering, design for manufacturing, industrial design and the business of new product development. Topics include design methods, philosophy and practice, the role of modeling and simulation, decision making, risk, cost, material and manufacturing process selection, platform and modular design, mass customization, quality, planning and scheduling, business issues, teamwork, group dynamics, creativity and innovation. Case studies and semester-long team projects.
TE 402. Integrated Product Development (IPD) Process-2 (3 Credits)
Continuation of TE 401, the parallel development of the product, the development of the marketing and manufacturing system, manufacturing and marketing launch, sales, service and customer support. Case studies and semester-long team projects. Prerequisites: TE 401
TE 403. Entrepreneurial Startups-1 (2 Credits)
Key issues surrounding company startups, management team formation, establishing your legal entity, identifying key markets, developing your strategic niche, finding or developing your manufacturing system, selling to your first customer, establishing your supply chain, establishing your distribution system, managing people, information and data. Case studies and guest speakers.
TE 404. Entrepreneurial Startups-2 (2 Credits)
A continuation of TE 403 including topics of interest to the class based on the types of companies and product being developed. Guest speakers and selected case studies. Prerequisites: TE 403.
TE 405. Entrepreneurial Startups-3 (2 Credits)
Draft business plan for the launch of products and companies, sources of startup funding, written and oral presentation methods of funding sources and legal issues surrounding funding from angel investors, seed funding and venture capitalists, friends, families and web-based solicitations. Prerequisites or concurrently: TE 403.
TE 406. Entrepreneurial Startups-4 (2 Credits)
A continuation of TE 405, development of final business plan for the launch of products and companies. Written and oral communication and legal issues of startup funding. Prerequisites: TE 405.
TE 407. Intellectual Property (IP) Creation and Management (1 Credit)
Intellectual property issues: confidentiality, nondisclosure, agreement not to compete, founders agreements, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets both domestic and international.
TE 461 (ME 461). IPD Projects-1: Design (3 Credits)
Technical and economic feasibility study of new products. Selection and content of the project is determined by the faculty project advisor in consultation with the student, progress and final reports, oral and posters presentations. Prerequisites or concurrently: TE 401 and consent of the program director and faculty project adviser.
TE 462 (ME 462). IPD Projects-2: Manufacturing (3 Credits)
Detailed design specification, fabrication, building and testing prototype new products and plan for production, selection and content of the project is determined by the faculty project advisor in consultation with individual students or student teams. Progress and final reports, oral and poster presentations. Prerequisites: TE 461 and consent of the program director and faculty project adviser.
Further information can be obtained from: http://www.lehigh.edu/~innovate/
Prof. John Ochs
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
Ms. Brenda Kahn
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science