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Engineering Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EDIE)

Here, the makers and the innovators learn to push boundaries and build the future of technology.

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College of Engineering

Engineering Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EDIE)

If you’re the problem-solving and entrepreneurial kind, a boundary-pushing innovator, this is the place for you. In our undergraduate Engineering Design, Innovation and Exploration (EDIE) program, you’ll learn how to generate innovative product and service solutions that solve problems and fulfill needs in today’s world. We believe in allowing you to bring your ideas further by engineering the “vehicle” to make things happen, to bring your product or service to your customers and users. You can complete your Engineering Design, Innovation and Exploration (EDIE) additional major alongside a major in a traditional engineering discipline in four years.

Engineering Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EDIE) Additional Major

Choose the path that fits you best. Browse the current Engineering Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EDIE) curriculum and coursework.

Engineering Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EDIE)

Additional Major

The EDIE additional major isn't just for students who want to create a startup—it will help to prepare hands-on, get-it-done leaders who are in demand in all sectors of society and industry, for-profit and not-for-profit. Given the applied focus of our curriculum, courses will equip our students with mindsets, skills, and capabilities to identify and shape opportunities and develop economically sustainable solutions.

Students in the EDIE additional major must also satisfy the core requirements of their primary major, typically following the standard schedule of courses each semester. EDIE core requirements are fulfilled in addition to the course requirements of the primary major, mainly using various elective units. The side-by-side curriculum charts for each primary major show how the requirements for the stand-alone majors and the primary major plus EDIE additional major compare.


Engineering Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EDIE)

Integrated Innovation Institute
311 S Craig St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Roles to Consider After Graduation


Strategy Consultant

Product Development Engineer

Research and Development Engineer

High School Course Requirements

4 years English
4 years Mathematics*
1 year Chemistry
1 year Physics
1 year Biology
2 years Foreign Language
3 electives

*Four years of mathematics should include at least algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, elementary functions (pre-calculus) and preferably calculus. Advanced mathematics courses are encouraged, especially a course in calculus.

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