2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2017-2018 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 who have a strong desire to pursue success in entrepreneurial endeavors. Applicants from any undergraduate major will be considered, though students with a background in engineering, business, or science are likely to be better prepared for the program. Graduates will have a distinct advantage having acquired both technical expertise and business acumen through the program’s unique combined perspective. Applicants with one or more years of experience in engineering or business are encouraged to apply. Requirements for regular admission are:

A completed bachelor’s degree (minimum GPA 2.7)

Competent GRE scores for applicants whose undergraduate degree is not from an ABET-accredited engineering program (GMAT scores will be considered for applicants whose undergraduate degree is not in engineering.)

Additional prerequisite coursework may be required for students whose undergraduate degree is not in engineering.

To apply:

Submit graduate application form and application fee:  https://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now

Submit transcripts from all prior colleges

A GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or GMAT score for candidates from non-ABET accredited engineering programs.

International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 550/213 or an IELTS score of at least 6.

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 32-35 credit hours in courses that have prior approval by the student’s faculty advisor.
    1. Core/other required courses = 16-19 credit hours
    2. track electives = 9 credit hours
    3. Capstone/team project sequence = 6 credit hours
    4. IHE 6010 - Ethics in Engineering Research and Practice  (1 credit hour)

Department Core and Electives

I. Core Courses: 16-19 Hours

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

III. Project: 6 Hours

IV. Ethics and Academic Integrity: 1 Hour

Total Credits: 32-35 Hours

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