Engineering Innovation and Leadership’s goal is to provide students with a broad education with emphasis on a sub-discipline,or concentration, of their choosing. Because students will be exposed to various engineering courses, they will be given the opportunity to take ownership of their degree and choose their field of focus through concentration electives. These concentrations are critical to the educational objectives of the program.
New and returning students can declare their intention to work toward an Engineering Innovation and Leadership degree if they meet UTEP's admission requirements. Students will not be admitted into the Engineering Innovation and Leadership program, and take Engineering Innovation and Leadership courses until they are calculus ready. Each semester, students admitted into the BSEL program must meet prepare for their ensuring registration by completing a proposed course of study, when this is completed will meet with a BSEL advisor to approve their courses and electives.
E-Lead Undergraduate Degree Plan Flowcharts
E-Lead Core Courses and Syllabi
The B.S. in Engineering Innovation and Leadership prides itself on a diverse, functional curriculum that many students tailor to fit their interests. While students have the option to choose a path to fit their concentrations, the E-Lead degree requires all E-Lead students to take 8 major courses.
The 8 major related courses are described below with their respective syllabus attached.
This course equips students with fundamental skills to help thrive during the pursuit of their B.S. in Engineering Innovation and Leadership. Therefore, a major focus of the course is to helps students their own identity as leaders and as engineers. Another focus of the course is to build community and culture within the Program. Further, this course introduces students to the flipped classroom and project-based learning styles common in EL courses. The final focus of this course is the development of critical engineering graphics skills for students. Find the syllabus for this course here.
This course focuses on engineering design and engineering project management with an emphasis on the techniques and skills needed for leadership within this domain. Topics include innovation and creativity, continuous quality improvement, and sustainability. Find the syllabus for this course here.
This course introduces the use of difference and differential equations in the modeling of systems with examples drawn from the life and natural sciences, engineering, and business. Computer simulations are developed using programming Matlab. Topics also include leadership theories and practices. Find the syllabus for this course here.
In this course, students learn some of the basic tools for making physical measurements and conducting experiments with electric circuits. Topics include the fundamental laws that govern the operation of electric circuits along with formal techniques associated with the analysis and design of electric circuits. Professional communication skills are developed via formal laboratory reporting. Readings on leadership character and integrity are included. Find the syllabus for this course here.
This course covers all basic concepts of systems engineering. The objective is to provide the basic knowledge and tools for transforming an operational need into a well-defined system configuration, through an iterative design process of issue formulation, analysis, optimization, design synthesis, system integration, and testing. If you do not meet the prerequisites please seek departmental approval. Find the syllabus for this course here.
This course is the second in a two-course sequence on developing innovative start-ups. It is intended to give students an opportunity to experience the human- centered commercialization process from start to finish in a single semester. In teams, students will go from a functional prototype to a business model that prepares them for a go/no-go decision. It requires students to conduct empirical experimental through interviews with people in the start-up's ecosystem, to recognize the impacts of the start-up on the ecosystem, and to function effectively on teams. Find the syllabus for this course here.
Capstone Design I: Definition and Exploration. This course is the first semester of a two-semester capstone course in Engineering Innovation and Leadership. The course particularly focuses on preparing and implementing a project design. Engineering Innovation and Leadership skills are applied to build a cohesive team and to successfully execute a real world project. Find the syllabus for this course here.
Capstone Design II: Develop & Evaluation. This course is the second semester of a two-semester capstone course. Engineering Innovation and Leadership skills are applied to execute a successful real world project. Find the syllabus for this course here.