Entrepreneurship in Civil & Environmental Engineering


Stanford School of Engineering

  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



Developing entrepreneurial businesses in civil and environmental engineering with the support of instructors who are experienced venture capitalists (VCs), company founders and operators provides you real-world perspective and a network to help realize a business idea.

This course teaches you a rigorous process of assessing opportunities, developing products, building a go-to market strategy, and analyzing funding requirements, all culminating with presentations to industry experts and VC's to mimic typical investor pitches.

This is a team project course that requires significant time outside of the weekly lectures. Some projects will require Public Private Partnerships for funding. Technology will also play a strong role in the projects.

Projects typically address a wide range of businesses with connections to civil and environmental engineering.

Project topics may include:

  • Sustainable and innovative building construction
  • Energy arbitrage
  • Services companies
  • Environmental remediation
  • Advanced waste treatment
  • IT applications in construction
  • Advanced materials

Please note: this course will be on-campus only for the Spring 2017-18 quarter and will not be recorded.

This course has limited enrollment! Due to the limited space in this course, interested students should join the wait list and immediately submit their NDO application, transcripts, and resume or CV via email to scpd-gradstudents@stanford.edu. All students on the wait list will be evaluated by the teaching team. Anyone without the required application and supporting documentation will not be reviewed by the application committee. Priority given to teams of 3-4 students and those with a product/project idea (either company or individual).



A background in Engineering Economy and Accounting (such as taking the Stanford course CEE146S) is the only prerequisite.


Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.

004 Spring 2017-18 At Stanford

Enrollment Closed

Dates:April 2 - June 4, 2018
Days: Mon
Times:3:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Units: 3.00-4.00
Delivery Option:
At Stanford
For Credit $3,780.00-$5,040.00 ?


Enrollment Dates: February 11 to March 19, 2018