Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Engineering and Society
Office location and address
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
EN-ES-Type I: University of Virginia I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
March 15, 2017 – February 28, 2023
STS 1500: Science, Technology, and Contemporary Issues
Credits: 3
This course introduces students to contemporary issues involving science, technology, and engineering as well as the core ideas of STS. Emphasis is on three ideas: a) engineering is a social endeavor; b) technology shapes and is shaped by society; and c) technologies are sociotechnical systems. The course also teaches writing and public speaking, skills needed in engineering.
STS 2993: Independent Study: Technology and Society
Credits: 1–3
Special tutorial with a topic declared in advance. Limited to undergraduate SEAS students with third- or fourth-year standing. Not to substitute for STS 4500, 4600. The topic, work plan, and conditions are arranged by contract between instructor and student and approved by the department chair, with a copy to be filed in the department office. Prerequisites: STS 1500 or equivalent, a 2000-level STS course.
STS 3580: Special Topics for Engineering Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
This course will cover various topics in engineering entrepreneurship.
STS 4810: New Product Development
Credits: 3
Provides overview of business considerations required to commercialize new products. Included is an understanding of the business structure, processes, vocabulary, product lifecycle, organizational capabilities and financial/analytical tools, as well as the challenge of leadership in meeting diverse expectations of internal and external stakeholders. Prerequisites: Engineering Business Minor or Entrepreneurship Minor & 4th yr standing.
HIST 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of a faculty member any student may undertake a rigorous program of independent study designed to explore a subject not currently being taught or to expand upon regular offerings. Independent study projects may not be used to replace regularly scheduled classes. Enrollment is open to majors or non-majors.
STS 5610: Knowledge Entrepreneurship: Launching Your Career in Engineering Research
Credits: 1
This course introduces new graduate students to engineering research providing them with an intellectual framework which will help them to succeed as innovators and leaders. Students will understand the process and skills needed to successfully launch their research, develop their communication skills and map out their education and long-term career goals.