ENGR 487 - Business Opportunities in Engineering: The Business Plan

Course Description

Essential elements, development, and presentation of the Business Plan from both an engineering and business point of view.

ENGR 487 - Business Opportunities in Engineering: The Business Plan (1): This course focuses on business opportunities in engineering. Students will learn about the essential elements of the Business Plan and the value of, and methods for, developing and presenting a Business Plan to start a business. Topics include The Business, Marketing, Financials, Supporting Material, Writing and Presentation Tips and Practice, and Case Studies. Aspects of creativity, winning business plans, strategies, strengths, competition, litigation, insurance, marketing, distribution, sales, and funding will also be discussed. This course complements Business Opportunities in Engineering that must be taken as a prerequisite or in conjunction with this course.

Course Prerequisites

  • Prerequisite or Concurrent: ENGR 486

Additional Information

Office for Disability Services

Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University’s educational programs. If you have a disability‐related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, contact the Office for Disability Services (ODS) at 814‐863‐1807 (V/TTY). For further information regarding ODS, please visit the Office of Disability Services website at http://equity.psu.edu/ods

Rose, Joseph



Engineering Science and Mechanics



Phone: 814-863-8026



The Office for Digital Learning in the College of Engineering supports engineers in lifelong learning - the process of acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to remain current in a chosen field. In today's rapidly-changing, knowledge-based economy, engineers must devote the time and effort to learn new skills and technologies in order to add value for their employers and clients and to remain personally marketable. 

Office for Digital Learning

College of Engineering

301-A Engineering Unit C

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-7643

E-mail: odl@engr.psu.edu