Mechanical Engineering


Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise MSc

This MSc degree programme, taught at UCL East, is designed to give graduates technical, manufacturing and enterprise skills and knowledge.

Applications for Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise MSc are open until 30 June 2023

About this degree

The MSc Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise will give you the knowledge and skills to work in the field of manufacturing and the innovation of engineering product. The programme concentrates on four areas of the manufacturing of new products, namely nanoengineering, advanced characterisation of materials as well as precision and materials design and sustainability systems, including lifecycle analysis.

The degree also encompasses training in entrepreneurship and financing to give you the relevant background information to think entrepreneurially and manage the development of new products. Project modules equip you to design innovative solutions for complex problems with a consideration of diversity and inclusion as well as cultural, societal and environmental impacts.

The MSc Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise includes modules taught at the brand new purpose-designed UCL East campus in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This programme brings you a modern learning environment, specialised labs for project work that embraces an ethos of community and innovation. With manufacturing and entrepreneurship designed into the UCL East campus and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park more broadly, you will have direct access to one-of-a-kind learning opportunities in this leading-edge location.

Who this course is for

This programme is for graduate students who wish to enhance their technical skills and knowledge and develop an understanding of innovation and enterprise. 

Designed to help graduates drive innovation and lead technology and engineering developments, the programme is suitable for students with a first degree in engineering, physics or applied mathematics. 

For further information and to apply, visit our prospectus page for Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise MSc


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise MSc

Compulsory modules

MSc Individual Project

Credits: 60

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Innovation and Group Design Project

Credits: 30

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Entrepreneurial Finance

Credits :15

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Mastering Entrepreneurship

Credits: 15

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Fundamentals of Nanoengineering

Credits: 15

Term 1

This module teaches the main concepts of engineering materials in the nanoscale, and size-dependence of material properties between the atomistic and bulk scales (nanoscale physics). It contains examples of engineering materials in the nanoscale for mechanical, tribological, electrical, and optical properties, and applications thereof. It also provides an introduction to nanoscale manufacturing technologies (top-down and bottom-up) and related challenges (e.g., nanosystems integration across the scales).

 Advanced Characterisation & Laboratory Techniques


Term 1  

This module covers the essential techniques of characterising features of materials in the micro and nanoscale. It introduces the theory and practical applications of the techniques and provides the students with the skills to select the appropriate technique for the investigated properties. An important learning objective is to provide hands-on experience. The characterisation techniques include mechanical (nanoindentation, microhardness, fracture toughness, tensile), surface (AFM, SEM, FIB, white light interferometer), microstructure/ subsurface (TEM, XCT), optical (UV-Vis-NIR, ellipsometry), and chemical composition (XRD, FTIR, EDS, EBSD) of the materials.

Optional modules


Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering

Credits: 15

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 Material Design for Manufacturing

15 Credits 

Term 2  

This module introduces you to the Materials aspects of Advanced Manufacturing. We will support students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to design novel materials for future manufacturing. We will use case studies to highlight how advanced materials can be challenging to manufacture, and discuss how future manufacturing will influence the development of materials for next generation engineering solutions. In addition, the module will cover selected computational modelling techniques commonly used in material design and offer students the opportunity to design new ones with improved processability.

 Precision Manufacturing

Credits: 15

Term 2

Precision manufacturing is an emerging field in Advanced Manufacturing and the students upon completing the module will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of various aspects of precision manufacturing such as methodologies, machine tool requirements, consumer needs and applications as a part of Future manufacturing and Nanoscale Engineering. The module would also cover current practices in industries in terms of advanced machine tools for additive and subtractive manufacturing, software, production techniques, surface generation, quality and inspection, measurement methods and testing equipment (e.g. Coordinate Measuring Machine – CMM). The unique machine dynamics requirements for surface generation in precision manufacturing will also be discussed. 

Sustainability Analysis of Engineering Systems

Credits: 15

Term: 2

Climate change induced by anthropogenic carbon emissions is arguably the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. To prevent and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, we are transitioning away from fossil fuels and other carbon-intensive technologies to low-carbon solutions.  However, to ensure that future technologies are truly sustainable, they need to be assessed in terms of their technical feasibility as well as environmental, social and economic performance, using system thinking and a life-cycle perspective. This module will provide a comprehensive theoretical understanding and practical experience of the methodologies to evaluate the sustainability of processes and technologies, with specific examples and case studies for the engineering sciences from a range of relevant engineering disciplines