Engineering with Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Duration: Full time for 12 months.
Start Date: Late September each year.
Entry: A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in engineering, physics or mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

All candidates must satisfy UCL's English language requirements.

This new degree programme is designed to equip graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject with the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge required to develop innovative engineering products and solutions and turn them into financial advantage.

What will I learn?

The programme combines a first-rate engineering education in areas that arekey to developing new technologies (namely advanced materials, renewable energy and biomedical engineering) with courses on project management and entrepreneurship necessary to equip students with the fundamentals and skills required to manage innovation. Students undertake a group and an individual project with a focus on innovation.

The MSc Engineering with Innovation & Entrepreneurship has provisional accreditation by the IMechE as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for the 2013 student cohort intake. IMechE logo

Further Information

Please visit the UCL Graduate Study site for full details on admission procedures, a downloadable application form and sources of funding.

If you require further information please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Officer:

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3907
fax: +44 (0)20 7388 0180

Availability: Full-time 1 Year

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of an individual project (60 credits), an Innovation and Group Design Project (30 credits), five core modules (75 credits) and an optional module (15 credits).

MECHGI01 Innovation & Group Design Project MECHGI99 Individual Project
Core Modules
Individual project (see below) MSING002 Mastering Entrepreneurship
MECHGI01 Innovation and Group Design Project MECHG020 New and Renewable Energy Systems
MECHGM03 Materials and Fatigue MECHGB04 Applications of Biomedical Engineering
MSING001 Project Management  
MECHGM04 Vibration, Acoustics and Control MSING007B Entrepreneurial Finance
MECHGM05 Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering  

Dissertation/report All students undertake an individual research project which culminates in a report and oral presentation. In many cases the work has some input from industry.
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and project work, workshops and problem classes. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, lab reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.

The choice of modules maybe constrained by availability and timetabling.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students with a first degree in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics who wish to enhance their technical skills and knowledge, and develop an understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship in order to be able to drive innovation and lead technology and engineering developments in today's competitive and global business environment.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic and vibrant place to study and do research. Located in Central London it was the first mechanical engineering department in the UK. It has a long reputation for internationally leading research funded by numerous organisations and industry and quality teaching.

The Department benefits from state of the art facilities and close links with industry and has access to expertise in other disciplines, including engineering and management sciences within UCL.

Your Career

Graduates of this new programme will be well placed to understand new technologies, develop and use their creativity to identify needs and opportunities and come up with innovative solutions, thus preparing them for successful careers in today's competitive, technology and knowledge-based economy.

The first cohort of students on the Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc are due to graduate in 2014. Therefore no information about career destinations is currently available.

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