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Engineering (ME) - Innovation, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship

Degree or Minor: 
Graduate Degree
UA College: 
Engineering
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Program/Degree

Engineering (ME) - Innovation, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship 

Program Description

In an effort to address such Federal Government initiatives as the Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness and Computational Materials and Chemistry, as well as industry needs and the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering, the School of Sustainable Engineered Systems (SSES) is offering a new graduate program. The Master of Engineering with an option in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship has been approved and is now an available degree through the College of Engineering. The program is geared toward students and industry professionals who are interested in the translation and transfer of technologically-promising research discoveries into sustainable technologies and processes. It offers a combination of business-oriented classes and engineering courses to help engineers bridge the gap between innovative ideas and sustainable economic development strategies.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Engineering - http://engr.arizona.edu/

The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is. As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College of Engineering continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth. In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the college are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life. An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.