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Join us at SCET where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship and innovation. We offer courses each fall and spring semester on a range of topic areas that are relevant for today. From Deplastify the Planet to Alternative Meat to Innovating with 5G, AI, and Mobile, we reimagine the future. Check out some of the startups that were developed through our classes! See what's started here.

All students are welcome!

We welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds because we believe diversity of skills, perspectives, interests, etc. help to create new ideas and can add value overall. As such, SCET classes are generally open to students from all majors at Berkeley and you don't have to have a technical background to take most SCET classes. Note that a few of our classes have an application or recommended prerequisites and most classes do have some seats reserved for various student populations. We do this to ensure an effective mix of students to meet the respective class objectives and we want to make sure that students find a good fit for their interests and goals. Refer to the Academic Guide for class details.

What will YOU do at SCET?

  • learn about tech innovation and entrepreneurship
  • learn from experts in their fields and from your classmates from across campus
  • address real-world problems through hands-on group projects
  • develop a portfolio of projects
  • build your network
  • learn how to start and grow your own startup
  • strengthen your transferable skills (leadership, communication, teamwork, etc.)
  • develop the mindsets and behaviors to become an innovative leader in whatever field you go into

How we teach

The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship uses an inductive learning and journey-based approach are supported by three main elements: Mindsets, Networks and Frameworks. Innovation Engineering offers practical guidance useful in large firms, research labs, new ventures, or even innovative student projects. See our How We Teach page for more information.

SCET Courses

Check out the links below to learn more about our current or upcoming classes. See our Challenge Lab and our Special Topics pages for previous offerings. All courses taught through SCET can also be used towards the SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology.

Beginning Fall 2022, SCET courses will be listed under the Engineering (ENGIN) course numbers 183 (undergraduate) and 283 (graduate). Prior to Fall 2022, SCET courses were listed under the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (INDENG) course numbers.

Check out the top projects from our classes which compete in the Collider Cup each semester!

Summer 2022 Classes

SCET is not offering any classes this summer except for INDENG 192 and INDENG 185 which are only available for students enrolled in our study abroad program.

Fall 2022 Classes

Note that beginning Fall 2022, SCET courses will be listed under the Engineering (ENGIN) course numbers 183 (undergraduate) and 283 (graduate). Prior to Fall 2022, SCET courses were listed under the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (INDENG) course numbers. We have listed the course equivalencies below for reference.

NumberTitleUnits
ENGIN 183A/283A
(Formerly INDENG 95/195/295)
A. Richard Newton Lecture Series | A Berkeley Changemaker™ Course1
ENGIN 183B
(Formerly INDENG 192)
Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp2
ENGIN 183C-002
(Formerly INDENG 185)
Challenge Lab | How to Think Like an Entrepreneur: The Unspoken Rules for Thriving in the Workplace of the Future4
ENGIN 183C-003
(Formerly INDENG 185)
Challenge Lab | Disaster Technology: Creating Innovative Solutions to Environmental Change4
ENGIN 183D
(Formerly INDENG 186)
Product Management3
ENGIN 183E
(Formerly INDENG 191)
Technology Entrepreneurship3
ENGIN 183/283-001
(Formerly INDENG 190E/290)
Deplastify the Planet: How to Master the Sustainable Transition3
ENGIN 183/283-002
(Formerly INDENG 190E/290)
Technical Foundations for Alternative Ingredients and Foods3
ENGIN 183-003
(Formerly INDENG 190E)
Marketing for Technology Startups3
ENGIN 183/283-004
(Formerly INDENG 190E/290)
Future of Technology: How Innovators Critically Examine Game Changing and Time Wasting Technologies3
ENGIN 183/283-005
(Formerly INDENG 190E/290)
Topic: Future of Mobile/AI/Internet of things (details TBD - previously posted as 183C)4
ENGIN 198-003
(Formerly INDENG 198)
Startup Acceleration3
ENGIN 198-004
(Formerly INDENG 198)
Decal: Decode Silicon Valley Startup Success (TBC - See SP22 class for reference)*2
ENGIN 198-005
(Formerly INDENG 198)
Decal: Blockchain Fundamentals (TBC - See SP22 class for reference)*1-2
ENGIN 198-006
(Formerly INDENG 198)
Decal: Blockchain for Developers (TBC - See SP22 class for reference)*1-2
ENGIN 198-007
(Formerly INDENG 198)
Decal: TBC*1

*Decals will be announced when they are approved. We anticipate offering the same three decals that we offered Spring 2022 plus an additional 1 unit decal. You can see the Spring 2022 decal offerings for reference. The Challenge Lab ENGIN 183C-004 details will be updated when finalized. You can fill out our interest form to be notified when these details are announced.

All SCET courses can be applied towards the SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology.

See our Certificate page for more information on the Certificate requirements.

See our Challenge Lab and our Special Topics pages for previous offerings.

Contact

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