Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

MSTV Curriculum

Explore course descriptions and program design possibilities to help you decide if the Technology Ventures program is right for you.

Coursework

In this bi-coastal degree, you will begin your MSTV coursework in Pittsburgh and complete your last two academic semesters at CMU Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA. In Pittsburgh, you will immerse yourself in fundamental engineering and emerging technology coursework. Once in Silicon Valley, you will focus on coursework related to business, entrepreneurship, venture management, and product innovation.

While in Pittsburgh, MSTV students must enroll in three courses from our partner departments in the College of Engineering. For dual degree students, each participating engineering department may require specific courses toward its respective master's degree.

Below is a sample list of coursework; students will receive an official list of eligible courses as part of the advising process.

Material Science Engineering

  • 27-705 Nanostructured Materials
  • 27-709 Engineering Biomaterials
  • 27-715 Applied Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
  • 27-720 Tissue Engineering
  • 27-721 Processing Design
  • 27-724 Materials for Energy Storage
  • 27-725 Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems
  • 27-728 Materials for Future Energy Systems
  • 27-729 Solid State Devices for Energy Conversion
  • 27-733 Principles of Growth and Processing of Semiconductors
  • 27-742 Processing and Properties of Thin Films
  • 27-752 Foundations of Semiconductor Nanostructures
  • 27-792 Solidification Processing

Mechanical Engineering

  • 24-210 Special Topics: Additive Manufacturing for Engineers
  • 24-613 Special Topics: Particle Technology
  • 24-642 Fuel Cell Systems
  • 24-645 Special Topics: Air Pollutant Sensor Design and Application
  • 24-672 Special Topics in DIY Design and Fabrication
  • 24-673 Soft Robots - Mechanics, Design and Modeling
  • 24-674 Design of Biomechatronic Systems for Humans
  • 24-778 Mechatronic Design

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • 12-728 Remediation Engineering
  • 12-761 Special Topics: Sensing and Data Mining for Smart Structures and Systems
  • 12-718 Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science Project
  • 12-745 Advanced Infrastructure Systems Project
  • 12-740 Data Acquisition (6 units)
  • 12-741 Data Management (6 units)
  • 12-752 Special Topics: Data-Driven Building Energy Management (6 units)

Chemical Engineering

  • 06-500 Special Topics Chemical Process Technology
  • 06-663 Analysis and Modeling of Transport Phenomena
  • 06-665 Process System Modeling

Biomedical Engineering

  • 42-670 Biomaterial Host Interactions in Regenerative Medicine
  • 42-699 Inventive Problem Solving in Biomedical Engineering
  • 42-744 Medical Devices
  • 49-804 The Leadership Challenge
  • 49-851 Financial Fundamentals for New Ventures
  • 49-852 Agile Marketing for New Ventures
  • 49-857 Dynamic Global Teams
  • 49-853 Product Management
  • 49-854 Business Models and Strategy
  • 49-880 Building Brands in Early Stage Ventures
  • 49-800 Commercializing IP
  • 49-850 Grand Challenge Innovation
  • 49-859 Master of Science in Technology Ventures – Internship
  • 49-881 Start Up Creation in Practice
  • 49-801 Enterprise Innovation
  • 49-802 Innovation & Entrepreneurship I
  • 49-803 Innovation & Entrepreneurship II
  • 49-808 Special Topics: Integrated Innovation for Large Scale Problems
  • 49-855 Venture Governance: The Role of the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards
  • 49-856 Legal Issues in New Venture Creation

Coursework Options for a Dual Degree

Visit the College of Engineering's master's degree pages to learn more about the curriculum and requirements of our partner dual degree programs: