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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 Year

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

£10,765 (FT)
£22,350 (FT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 5 October 2015
Close: 29 April 2016

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in engineering, physics or applied mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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 modules on project management and entrepreneurship 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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), an optional module (15 credits), an individual research project (60 credits), and an innovation and Group Design Project (30 credits).

Core Modules

  • Materials and Fatigue
  • Project Management
  • Mastering Entrepreneurship
  • New and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Applications of Biomedical Engineering


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


All the students undertake an Innovation and Group Design Project and an individual research project culminating in a substantial dissertation. The research project focuses' student 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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Brown Family Bursary - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY

£15,000 (1 year)
UK students
Based on both academic merit and financial need

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship - NOW CLOSED FOR 2015/16 ENTRY

Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances. (1 year)
Overseas students
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website


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


This programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, and students have have plenty of opportunity to network and keep themselves informed about emerging ideas. For example, students will participate in the Entrepreneurship Guest Series and are encouraged to enter high-profile competitions such as the London Entrepreneur’s Challenge. Students also 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.

Why 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.

The Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Student / staff ratios › 54 staff including 17 postdocs › 167 taught students › 132 research students

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Degree reviews

Staff review

"UCL is one of the best places in the world to do interdisciplinary research. I had the opportunity to help set up the Institute of Making, which is a place that encourages play, research and development through making. We have created a vibrant multi-disciplinary community whose activities support the teaching and research communities within UCL, as well as anyone who is curious about stuff. We provide a fully equipped workshop, technical training, a library of materials and most importantly, inspiration and support."

Professor Mark Miodownik

Engineering with Finance MSc and Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc
UCL Mechanical Engineering

Application and next steps


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 applied 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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
29 April 2016

For more information see our Applications page.

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