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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

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£10,765 (FT)
Overseas:
£22,350 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015

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.

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 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.

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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc

Funding

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

Value:
Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances.
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students from Nigeria who display intellectual ability and leadership potential, and have a high standard of English, i.e. at least 6.5 in IELTS. Students must be aged between 21-30 years, and originate from one of the Niger Delta States in Nigeria, namely Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa, and currently reside in Nigeria. Applicants must intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study. The eligible programmes for this award are MSc programmes in Chemical Process Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Students must have obtained a degree of at least an equivalent standard to a an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and be neither a current nor former employee (who have left employment less than five years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Limited, or current employee's relatives Applicants must not already have had the chance to study in the UK or other developed country.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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.

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 › 32 staff › 129 taught students › 95 research students

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31

For more information see our Applications page.

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