Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc


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.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 Year

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
  • Overseas Full-time: £21,700

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

The programme combines a first-rate engineering education in areas that are key 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.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL 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.


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).

Core Modules

  • Individual project (see below)
  • Innovation and Group Design Project
  • Materials and Fatigue
  • Project Management
  • Mastering Entrepreneurship
  • New and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Applications of Biomedical Engineering

Options

  • Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
  • Vibration, Acoustics and Control
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Dissertation/report

Culminating in a substantial dissertation, the research project, which often has industry input, focuses your research interests and develops high-level presentation and critical thinking skills.

Teaching and Learning

This dynamic programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and project work, workshops and problem classes, all of which frequently draw upon real-life industrial case studies. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, lab reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.

Further details available on subject website:


Scholarships available for this department

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

For prospective Master's students from the Nigerian Delta States. Students must be applying for the Chemical Process Engineering MSc, the Civil Engineering MSc or the Mechanical Engineering MSc, and must not have aleady had the chance of studying in the UK or another developed country. Students must not be current or former employees of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Ltd, or be a the relative of a current employee, and must intend to return to Nigeria after completion of the degree. These awards are based on intellectual ability and leadership potential.

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


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.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

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.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

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.


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.

Employability

Delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, you will definitely have plenty of opportunities to network and keep abreast of emerging ideas. For example, you will participate in the Entrepreneurship Guest Series and have ample opportunity to enter top competitions such as the London Entrepreneur’s Challenge. We will also encourage you to build up employer networks through the Department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This carefully designed new programme will equip our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Charlotte Reisch

T: +44 (0)20 7679 3907

Department

Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

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