Technology Innovation Experience


3.0 units of USC credit



Special Dress Code

Closed-toe shoes must be worn on field trips


Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm


Are you a maker? Do you want to learn to think like an entrepreneur? The Technology Innovation Experience is a highly experiential course teaching key concepts of engineering entrepreneurship. Learn how to ideate and create an invention of your own design. Gain hands-on skills in developing electronic and digital prototypes. Learn how to do effective customer discovery thus building a product that people need and want.


  • Interview sessions with real entrepreneurs
  • Meet industry experts in various engineering fields
  • Off-campus field trip to the Viterbi Startup Garage in Marina Del Rey
  • On-campus field trip to the USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing
  • “Pitch Day” presentations

Topic of Study

  • Ideation
  • Customer Discovery
  • Electronic and Digital Prototyping
  • 3D Printing
  • Pitch Decks for Technical Products
  • Lean Canvas Business Model


Register and join us for our webinar on February 28, 2019 at 6 pm PST to meet our Viterbi faculty.