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Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Master of Science in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

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This degree is designed to prepare students to create businesses or products based on their own intellectual property or facilitate the commercialization of technology enabled products, services or businesses. Students with one of the following profiles should consider this degree: 1) Scientists and engineers who envision themselves running a laboratory 2) Scientists and engineers who have developed intellectual property that they wish to see commercialized 3) those who wish to leverage their science and engineering education to facilitate new product development and new business creation 4) those who have studied management and wish to work in technology intensive environments.

The program consists of a set of advanced management courses, a  set of upper level science or technology courses and a series of law courses. The approved plan of study includes CME I, Business Implications of Emerging Technologies, and Commercializing Advanced technologies.  The capstone course is CME II. Students admitted into this program from schools other than RPI need to take preparatory courses in Accounting and Finance. Four elective courses are taken from science and engineering departments at the Institute, and the remaining credits consist of legal study courses, which can be taken from a menu of those delivered by the Albany Law  School.

  • Contracts 2 credits
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property 2 credits
  • Law of Technology Transfer 2 credits

Elective Course Combinations:

The following are examples of elective course combinations:

Product Design and Innovation


  • ENGR 4960 Design Studio 6
  • STSH 4961 Design Studio 5


Biomedical Engineering

Four courses from the following:

  • BMED 4963/6963 Biology and Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix
  • BMED 4964/6964 Biomems
  • BMED 4962/6962 Mechanobiology
  • BMED 4965/6965 Commercializing Biomedical Technology

Materials Science

  • MTLE 6961 Advanced Mechanical Properties
  • MTLE 6962 Advanced Structure
  • MTLE 6963 Advanced Kinetics


Cognitive Science - Cognitive Engineering Track

  • COGS 6964 Cognitive Modeling
  • COGS 6966 Topics in Interactive Behavior

Cognitive Science - Artificial Intelligence Track

  • COGS 6963 Human Level Intelligence
  • COGS 6968 Knowledge Representation and Meaning

Computer Science

  • CSCI 6xxx (Any course at this level with adviser approval)

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