2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering and Innovation Entrepreneurship, MEIE

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Program Description:

The Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering, Wright State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Raj Soin College of Business offer the Master’s in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship program (MEIE). The MEIE program prepares students for innovation and entrepreneurship through seven key goals:

  1. To expose students to the concepts of entrepreneurship from both a business and engineering perspective
  2. To emphasize problem solving and creative thinking
  3. To provide first-hand experience in generating a business plan
  4. To provide students with practical industry experience from concept development in preparation for market introduction
  5. To expose students to multiple engineering and business disciplines, and to work in diverse, multi-cultural teams
  6. To provide students the opportunity to interact with, and learn from Dayton area high tech entrepreneurs
  7. To produce graduates who have the technical expertise and the keen understanding of the business environment needed to succeed in entrepreneurial activities

Admissions Requirements:

This program seeks individuals with a solid undergraduate record, irrespective of major, who have a strong desire to pursue a successful career in business. Applicants with one or more years of experience in engineering or business are encouraged to apply. Requirements are:

Regular admission:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree (minimum GPA 2.7)
  • 2.5 GPA with a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours)

Conditional admission:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree (minimum GPA 2.5)
  • 2.3 GPA with 2.7 GPA for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours)

To apply:

  1. Submit graduate application form (http://www.wright.edu/gradschool/) and application fee
  2. Submit transcripts from all prior colleges
  3. A GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or GMAT score for candidates from non-ABET accredited engineering programs.
  4. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 550/213 or an IELTS score of at least six.

Program admission decisions are based on complete application information including overall academic performance and standardized
test scores where applicable.


Graduate students have access to a wide range of computer systems interconnected by local and wide-area networks. Access is available to high-end graphics workstations, track-specific, and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories, central file servers, and personal computers.

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Program Requirements:

Students must plan a program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. The approved program of study must be submitted by the time the student completes 9 credit hours of graduate study. Any changes to the program of study must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor. The following requirements must be met for the Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree:

  1. Satisfaction of all Graduate School requirements for graduation.
  2. Completion of 32 credit hours in courses that have prior approval by the student’s faculty advisor. Core/other required courses = 23 credit hours; track electives = 9 credit hours.
  3. Completion of IHE 6010 - Ethics in Engineering Research and Practice  (1 credit hour).

Dept Core and Electives

I. Core Courses: 16 Hours

II. Tracks (choose 9 credit hours from a track): 9 Hours

III. Project: 6 Hours

IV. Ethics and Academic Integrity: 1 Hour

Total Credits: 32 Hours

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