Innovative Engineering Challenge

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” – Steve Jobs

Innovation is a hard thing to explain, and an even harder thing to create. Companies spend millions on research and development only to come up empty-handed. When great ideas finally do arrive, they do so unexpectedly – out of the blue, as the old saying goes. In short, innovation is mysterious, but as Jobs notes, it is the key to success. This is true for business professionals, academics, artists, and athletes alike. So just what is innovation and how do we create it?

In this program, you will engage in a variety of interactive, synchronous and asynchronous learning activities that test your ability to innovate, negotiate, and communicate your ideas. You will also explore what science has to say about innovation: its origins, when and how it strikes, what to do once it does, and what to do if it doesn’t. As you do, you will practice the skills crucial for success in higher education.


Program Dates: January 24 – February 4


Program Fees: USD 1820


Student Learning Objectives Highlight:

• Explore contemporary scientific literature on innovation, drawing from fields such as psychology, business, and sociology
• Develop leadership, teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills by participating in a variety of individual and group-work engineering tasks
• Identify the environments, behaviors, and systems that maximize innovation in personal, professional and academic contexts

Program Schedule:

• Synchronous (Live Instruction) 3 hours per day
• Asynchronous (Activities, Workshops. Group Assignments and more) 3 to 4 hours per day