Engineering Entrepreneurship Program

Companies across the nation recruit University of Alabama (UA) students to solve challenging technical problems. Beginning in fall 2023, the College of Engineering is working to help students create their own ventures that address these same challenges.

Currently, we are developing a 9-credit hour Certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship that represents a quick start to entrepreneurship for students majoring in engineering or other disciplines who want to start building their company at UA by adding “doing” to the “learning” part of their education. While graduate programs and other extracurricular programs will follow, the College is starting with some planned updates to The Cube, our engineering makerspace, and a 9-hour certificate program.

Our first course on Entrepreneurial Ideation and Customer Discovery will be taught during the spring 2024 semester as a special topics class, GES 491. Ask your engineering advisor about this course or contact the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program directly with your questions.

CONTACT: Dr. Pete Ludovice, Executive Director (205) 348-1645


Entrepreneurial Ideation and Customer Discovery

Students refine and pivot on their original idea in response to customer interviews in project teams

Prototyping Course

Students produce a product/project prototype in diverse teams under a faculty advisor; credit is awarded as undergraduate research (a similar existing course in your major may also be substituted)

Technical Venture Launch

Students will explore boot-strapping startups, equity funding, scale-up strategies, and leadership

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