Bob Beaury talking with engineering entrepreneurship students

Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor

The Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) minor was the original undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship at Penn State, and one of the very first minors in entrepreneurship housed in a college of engineering in the entire country.  Since 2003, the E-SHIP program has graduated more than 500 students that come from many different colleges at Penn State, including Engineering, Business, IST and Communications.

In 2013, Penn State made the decision to significantly expand the program creating the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship (ENTI).  This program provides a greater opportunity for Penn State students to take entrepreneurship classes that are specific to their interest.  After taking three core courses in the ENTI Program, students can then select from an approved cluster in a specific college.

As part of this change, the E-SHIP program of is now the Technology Based Entrepreneurship cluster in the Intercollege Minor and is focused on helping students who have an interest in developing and commercializing hardware and software products, and generally speaking, working in technology oriented industries. 

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Robert Beaury
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 574-3059



The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952