Overview

The BS in Innovation, Technology and Design is a multi-disciplinary degree program is a unique University-wide program that will prepare graduates at the intersection of design, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Stewarded by the College of Engineering, with cooperation across the University, the new Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to create entrepreneurial-minded, experienced graduates who will tackle the complexities of real-world challenges and opportunities and translate ideas into sustainable, high-impact ventures. The students will be equipped to effectively integrate concepts from business, art and creativity, ethics, law, and engineering and draw on design tactics for innovation and problem solving. A critical component of this new degree is that most courses are team taught by faculty from multiple disciplines. The students will learn and innovate through experiential design challenges provided by industry partners every semester, and embedded internships and/or civic engagement.

Curriculum Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
MTH 161Calculus I4
or MTH 162 Calculus II
Arts & Humanities Cognate9
People & Society Cognate9
MAJOR COURSES
Core Courses
CIM 112Innovation Design3
EGN 114Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology3
EGN 123Computing and Digital Solutions for the future3
MGT 253Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
SOC 305Globalization and Society3
CIM 121Prototyping3
Systems Analysis and Design (NEW COURSE)3
Entrepreneurship: Creating New Ventures (NEW COURSE)3
Ethics, Equity, and Responsibility (NEW COURSE)3
Creativity, the Creative Process, and Innovation (NEW COURSE)3
Approved Electives15
Select 5 additional courses with advisor approval including the following:
Informed Design: Sustainability (NEW COURSE)
The Design Team in Society (NEW COURSE)
Emerging Technologies (NEW COURSE)
Current Practices in Software Development (NEW COURSE)
Digital Infrastructure and Cybersecurity (NEW COURSE)
Interaction Design II
Principles of Financial Accounting
Marketing Foundations
Fundamentals of Finance for Non-Finance Majors
Other courses by approval
DESIGN CHALLENGES
ITD 120Design Challenges 1 26
ITD 134Design Challenges 3 4 (Empathize and Design)6
Design Challenge 5&6 (New Course)6
Design Challenge 7&8 (New Course)6
Design Challenge Capstone
Design Challenge Capstone 1 (New Course)6
Design Challenge Capstone 2 (New Course)6
CIVIC/EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT12
Complete 12 credits from the following options:
Internship
Civic Engagement
Total Credit Hours120
The BS in Innovation, Technology and Design offers two plan of study options for students: an intensive three-year option or a traditional four-year option.

Sample Plan of Study: Intensive Three-Year Option

Students who wish to complete the program in three years can follow the intensive plan of study below. Students in this option would need to complete two required summer internships.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
CIM 112 Innovation Design 3
EGN 114 Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology 3
EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future 3
Design Challenge 1&2 6
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MTH 161 or 162 Calculus I
or Calculus II
4
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MGT 253 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
SOC 305 Globalization and Society 3
Design Challenge 3&4 6
 Credit Hours19
Summer
Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
Year Two
Fall
CIM 121 Prototyping 3
Systems Analysis and Design 3
Entrepreneurship: Creating New Ventures 3
Ethics, Equity, and Responsibility 3
Design Challenge 5&6 6
 Credit Hours18
Spring
A&H Cognate Course 3
P&S Cognate Course 3
Approved Elective 3
Creativity, the Creative Process, and Innovation 3
Design Challenge 7&8 6
 Credit Hours18
Summer
Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
Year Three
Fall
A&H Cognate Course 3
P&S Cognate Course 3
Approved Elective 3
Approved Elective 3
Design Challenge Capstone 1 6
 Credit Hours18
Spring
A&H Cognate Course 3
P&S Cognate Course 3
Approved Elective 3
Approved Elective 3
Design Challenge Capstone 2 6
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours121

Sample Plan of Study: Traditional Four-Year Option

Students who wish to have the full four-year undergraduate experience can choose to extend the course requirements over four years, rather than three. Below is one example of how a student might do this. This would enable a student to study abroad during the third year or pursue a minor or other co-curricular activities. Students can work with their advisor to fit the 12-credit internship requirement into their customized plan of study.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
CIM 112 Innovation Design 3
EGN 114 Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology 3
EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future 3
Design Challenge 1&2 6
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MTH 161 or 162 Calculus I
or Calculus II
4
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MGT 253 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
Design Challenge 3&4 6
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
CIM 121 Prototyping 3
Systems Analysis and Design 3
Entrepreneurship: Creating New Ventures 3
Design Challenge 5&6 6
Internship 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
SOC 305 Globalization and Society 3
Creativity, the Creative Process, and Innovation 3
Design Challenge 7&8 6
Internship 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
A&H Cognate Course 3
P&S Cognate Course 3
P&S Cognate Course 3
Approved Elective 3
Internship 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
A&H Cognate Course 3
A&H Cognate Course 3
P&S Cognate Course 3
Approved Elective 3
Internship 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
Ethics, Equity, and Responsibility 3
Approved Elective 3
Design Challenge Capstone 1 6
 Credit Hours12
Spring
Approved Elective 3
Approved Elective 3
Design Challenge Capstone 2 6
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours121

Mission

The BS in Innovation Technology & Design program, an initiative of the University of Miami New Century Education Incubator, will prepare students to research, analyze, prototype and design innovative products and processes from concept to launch. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe and employ various stages of the design-and-innovation process, from initial research to new concept generation and on to implementation.
  • Students will be able to integrate social, technological and formal analysis in the design of innovative product, service, and system concepts.
  • Students will be able to identify and characterize stakeholders surrounding technology innovation in relation to specific design concepts.
  • Students will be able to conduct research and understand the expectations, experiences, and practices of technology users and key stakeholders.