Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology

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The SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology offers UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about technology innovation and entrepreneurship through the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, an award-winning teaching method that was developed at SCET. In our classes, students will learn from experts in their fields, as well as their classmates, and address real-world problems through hands-on group projects. Students have the chance to build networks, learn how to start and grow their own startup, and strengthen transferable skills in areas such as leadership, teamwork, and communication. The mindsets and skills introduced in SCET classes prepare students to become innovative leaders in their industry, jobs or ventures regardless of the field.

Certificate Track Requirements

Students must complete all requirements in one of the tracks below to earn the Certificate.

Coursework Track

Startup Track

Summer Abroad Track

Richard Newton Lecture Series (INDENG 95 or 195 or 295)


5 additional units from the Approved Course List


Richard Newton Lecture Series (INDENG 95 or 195 or 295)


4 additional units from the Approved Course List


Participation in one of:

  • Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator or Incubator Program
  • LeaderShape Institute Program
  • Applied Innovation Institute (formerly BMIC)
  • Internship at a startup


Verification of participation must be submitted with the Certificate Completion Application. Participation must be done during your UC Berkeley academic career.

Approved Course List

Note that not all courses listed below are offered each year. Refer to the Academic Guide for the current offerings. See our Courses page for details on current or upcoming SCET course offerings. Questions regarding SCET courses can be directed to the SCET Academic Program Manager, Michelle Lee (lee.2293@berkeley.edu). Questions regarding courses not taught through SCET should be directed to the respective academic unit.

Approved Courses | Taught by SCET

(Note: The course must be taught through SCET in order to count towards the certificate. Eligibility will be indicated in the class description in the class schedule. The full class unit amount can count towards the certificate requirements. Multiple sections of a course may count towards the requirements if the topics are different. Click on the course numbers below to view general course descriptions.) [*denotes multiple class offerings can be applied towards the certificate if the topics are different]

INDENG 135/235  Applied Data Science with Venture Applications/Data, Systems and Signals (3 units)

INDENG 171 Technology Firm Leadership (3 units) 

INDENG 185 Challenge Lab (4 units)* 

INDENG 186 Product Management (3 units) 

INDENG 190B Finance for Entrepreneurs (2 units) 

INDENG 190C Adv. Topics in IEOR (Collider Sprints) (1 unit applies towards E&T) 

INDENG 190E Adv. Topics in IEOR: Entrepreneurship & Innovation (1-4 units)*

INDENG 190G Startup Semester: Introduction to Silicon Valley (1 unit)

INDENG 191 Technology Entrepreneurship (3 units) 

INDENG 192  Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (2 units) 

INDENG 98/198 SCET DeCal (1-4 units) 

INDENG 290 Special Topics in IEOR (2-3 units)* 


Approved Courses | Taught outside of SCET

(Note: The course must be the topic listed below in order to count towards the certificate. Click on the course numbers below to view general course descriptions.)

COMPSCI 198 Blockchain Fundamentals (1 unit apply towards E&T)

COMPSCI 198 Blockchain for Developers (1 unit apply towards E&T)

COMPSCI 294-84  Integrated Device Design (2 units apply towards E&T)  

COMPSCI 294-85 / NWMEDIA C203 Critical Making (2 units apply towards E&T)  

ENGIN 120 Principles of Engineering Economics (1 unit apply towards E&T) 

IAS 150  Social Innovator On Ramp (2 units apply towards E&T)

INDENG 170  Industrial Design and Human Factors (2 units apply towards E&T)

MBA 295T.2 Lean Transfer (2 units apply towards E&T)

MECENG 110  Introduction to Product Development (2 units apply towards E&T)

SOCIOL 121  Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Social and Cultural Context (2 units apply towards E&T)

UGBA 105  Leading People (1 units apply towards E&T)

UGBA 190T  Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs (1 units apply towards E&T)

Certificate Completion

To earn the Certificate, the Certificate Completion Application should be submitted by the last day of the semester in which all requirements will be complete. Note that you must upload your unofficial transcript to the application, and SCET staff will verify grades after they have posted. Refer to the FAQs below for additional information on the process and timeline.

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact SCET Academic Program Manager Michelle Lee at lee.2293@berkeley.edu for additional questions.