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Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc

This degree programme is designed to give graduates technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. The programme helps equip students to develop innovative engineering products and solutions and turn them to financial advantage. The programme is designed for graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject.

Covid-19 programme updates

Due to COVID-19, there may have been updates to this programme for the 2020 academic year. Where there has been an update, these are indicated with a red alert and a link which will provide further information.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2020

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 November 2019
Close: 11 August 2020
Notification
Due to the large number of applications received, this programme is no longer accepting applications for 2020/21 entry. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Applications for 2021/22 entry will open later in the year.

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
£13,640 (FT)
Overseas:
£28,530 (FT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.

Accreditation:

The Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for a period of five years, from the 2017 student cohort intake.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with qualifications in other subjects allied to engineering will also be considered.

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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About this degree

The programme combines excellent engineering education in areas that are key to developing new technologies (namely, advanced materials, renewable energy and biomedical engineering), with modules in project management and entrepreneurship. These are combined 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).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Core modules

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

Optional modules

Students choose one of the following:

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

Further information on modules.

Covid-19 module updates
Due to COVID-19, there may be updates to the modules for your chosen programme of study this year. Some modules may not be available or may need to be moved to a later term or year of study. These updates are relevant for 2020-21 academic year only.  The full list of modules will be available in the module catalogue from late August.  From the first week of September, you will be invited to complete module selection from Portico, our student record system. There may need to be additional updates or changes to modules during the academic year to allow for new guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England. Your department shall keep you updated of these changes as they become available.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an Innovation and Group Design Project and an individual research project, both of which culminate in a substantial dissertation. The Group Project focuses on creativity and design, teamwork, project management and entrepreneurial skills. The research project revolves around student research interest; it often has industry input and develops high-level presentation, critical thinking and research 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.

Covid-19 contact hours on campus
In Term One, while campus will be open, all the learning activity for the core content of your modules will take place online – including lectures, tutorials, seminars and assessments. By “core content” we mean everything you need to learn to complete the module successfully. In addition to these online contact hours, we will be offering some face-to-face educational activities for students on campus, and we will provide alternative online activities for those students unable to join us on campus. These activities, which will include contact with academic staff, will be relevant to your programme of study may include seminars, academic and employability skills workshops, small-group or individual tutorials, lab and practice-based teaching. UK Government safety guidelines will limit the amount of ‘in person’ activity we can offer and while it will vary from programme to programme, is likely to be no more than 1-2 hours per week. This will vary across departments, particularly if your programme includes laboratory/practical/studio/workshop sessions. You will be updated with more specific details as they are available and your timetable will indicate which sessions will be on campus and which will be available online.
Covid-19 practical component updates
Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the availability of the practical components for your chosen programme. Any updates relate only to the 20/21 academic year and may not apply to all students across the programme depending on your year of study.  Your department will keep you updated if the practical component of your programme is able to occur and/or any alternative options available.   There may need to be additional updates or changes to the practical component during the academic year to allow for new guidance from the UK Government and/or Public Health England. Your department shall keep you updated of these changes as they become available. 
Covid-19 assessment updates
There may be changes to the format of assessments for modules in this programme due to COVID-19. These will be summarised for each module on the module catalogue from 17 August 2020.   If any changes to assessments need to be made during the academic year due to updates in government guidance, these will be communicated to you as soon as possible from your department.    
Communicating further Covid-19 mitigation plans
We are continuing to follow UK Government guidance, as well as the expertise of our researchers, including specialists in health, education, human behaviour and infection prevention, to make sure UCL is as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. If it becomes necessary to make further changes to your programme as a result of new guidance/regulations, UCL and your department will communicate these as soon as this becomes clear. We will keep you up-to-date with our plans throughout term one, so you have the information you need to be able to take decisions that are right for your circumstances. Please ensure that you keep in touch with your department by regularly checking your UCL emails, Moodle courses, the Coronavirus FAQs for Students page and any UCL online groups or social media you follow.

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Brown Family Bursary

Note:
This scheme is now closed for 2020/21
Value:
£15,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

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

Employability

This programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL. Students have varied opportunities to network and stay informed about transforming ideas to business. For example, students will participate in the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series and are encouraged to attend an Enterprise Bootcamp workshop. They may  also enter entrepreneurship competitions to pursue their innovative business ideas. Students also build up employer networks through the department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This carefully designed 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. The department has a long reputation for internationally leading research 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 other branches of engineering and management science within UCL.

Accreditation:

The Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for a period of five years, from the 2017 student cohort intake.

Department: Mechanical Engineering

What our students and staff say

Staff view

"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
Staff view

"UCL is one of the top universities in the UK, well-known for the teaching and research excellency. My research areas cover the topics of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering for regenerative medicine, where UCL is one of the ideal places for this multi-disciplinary field. My research aims to develop new generation medical implants and tissue engineering scaffolds.My background is materials science and engineering, and I have strong collaborations with clinicians, scientists and engineers for various interdisciplinary projects. Many patients have been benefited from my research on novel bone grafts and middle-ear implants. "

Dr Jie Huang

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering MSc, Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc, Mechanical Engineering MSc
UCL 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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £80 for online applications and £105 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

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

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. 

Application deadlines

All applicants
11 August 2020

For more information see our Applications page.

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