Bob Beaury talking with engineering entrepreneurship students

Engineering Entrepreneurship program

The Engineering Entrepreneurship program offered one of the very first minors in entrepreneurship housed within a college of engineering in the entire country. Since its inception in 2002, the E-SHIP program has graduated more than 500 students who have completed an entrepreneurship minor from many different colleges at Penn State, including Engineering, Business, IST and Communications.

In 2013, Penn State significantly expanded its entrepreneurship offerings by creating the intercollege minor in entrepreneurship (ENTI). The ENTI minor affords a greater opportunity for Penn State students to take entrepreneurship classes that are specific to their interests. After completing three core courses in the ENTI minor, students can then select from an approved cluster in a specific college.

SEDTAPP's E-SHIP program offers the technology-based entrepreneurship cluster within the ENTI minor and is focused on developing student entrepreneurs who have an interest in developing and commercializing hardware and software products and, generally speaking, working in technology-oriented industries. 

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  • Ted Graef
    213 Hammond Building
    University Park, PA 16802



The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities 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