Diploma in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship

General Information

The Faculty of Engineering offers a program leading to a Diploma in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, administered by the Dr. J. Herbert Smith/ACOA Chair. The mission of the program is to provide undergraduate and continuing education students opportunities to experience the realities of entrepreneurship and management in technology-based businesses and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in business. The Diploma program consists of three core courses and two electives, totalling 15 credit hours. In selecting courses, students will be advised to develop a curriculum that builds skills in three key areas: business management, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

Up to twelve credit hours of required courses for the TME diploma can be shared as credit towards a degree. Each department shall determine its own maximum allowable concurrent credit hours, which may be less than, but no greater than twelve credit hours. Students who intend to complete the diploma must obtain both department and TME program approval of the courses which will be applied towards the degree and the diploma.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to the program as early as their first year of study and begin by taking elective courses. A minimum of 80 credit hours completed, or permission of the TME program Chair, is required to enroll in TME core courses.  Applicants who are not full-time students may still apply for the TME Diploma (or enroll in one or more TME courses). These applicants may be requested to submit the following documents along with their TME Diploma Application:

i. High School transcript;
ii. transcript from post secondary institution;
iii. resume/curriculum vitae;
iv. cover letter explaining their reasons for wanting to enroll in the TME Diploma program;
v. any additional supporting documents.

The TME Diploma is granted to students achieving a grade of C or better in all of three core TME courses and two approved elective courses.

It may be possible to complete some TME courses online through the College of Extended Learning’s Open Access Learning Program. Please consult the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for more information.

Core Courses

TME3013 Entrepreneurial Finance
TME3113 Business Planning and Strategy in an Entrepreneurial Environment
TME3213 Quality Management
TME3313 Managing Engineering and Information Technology Projects
TME3413 Technological Creativity and Innovation
TME3423 Technological Risk and Opportunity

Students must complete three of these six Core Courses.

Electives

The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre has a list of pre-approved electives that relate to the mission of the program. Courses may be chosen to reflect the interests of the student, subject to approval by the Chair. TME program electives offered include:

TME1001 Introduction to Technology Management and Entrepreneurship or TME 2001 Creativity, Innovation and Value Creation
TME3346 Marketing of Technological Goods and Services
TME3386 Special Topics in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
TME3396 Special Topics in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
TME3913 Experiential Learning - Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
TME 4025 Product Design and Development

Students must complete two approved electives.