In Colombia, a significant part of the population's basic needs remain unsatisfied. Engineers should have the knowledge to design solutions for this situation as well as the skills to carry out social initiatives. This work presents a project that aims to develop social entrepreneurship skills in engineering students. In an undergraduate course, students observe situations of social injustice, then conceive and design engineering solutions that aim to improve living quality in vulnerable communities. The solutions must be innovative, sustainable and culturally appropriate. Preliminary results show that social entrepreneurship skills have been developed. It is expected that future engineers will be able to develop several initiatives to impact positively the social situation in the country.