Engineering with Innovation & Entrepreneurship MSc

London, Bloomsbury

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.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£18,000
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£35,000
Duration
1 calendar year
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 30 Jun 2023

Applications open

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.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 1

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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

If you are intending to apply for a time-limited visa to complete your UCL studies (e.g., Student visa, Skilled worker visa, PBS dependant visa etc.) you may be required to obtain ATAS clearance. This will be confirmed to you if you obtain an offer of a place.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

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.

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 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. 

What this course will give you

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.

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 may 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 build up employer networks through the department's careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This will equip our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.

The foundation of your career

Employability

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.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the IMechE on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Teaching and learning

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

Modules

You will undertake six taught modules, plus an Innovation and Group Design Project and an Individual Research Project. Four taught modules are compulsory whereas the sixth and seventh modules can be selected from a list of four optional modules.

Taught modules are comprised of lectures, seminars and tutorials and are assessed on the basis of examinations and/or submitted coursework. For the Innovation and Group Design Project, you will form into small groups and work on the various stages of a new product development, including conception, design for manufacture and the formulation of a business plan. You may also be given supplementary lectures on innovation and commercialisation, usually by UCL Advances. The Innovation and Group Design Project is assessed via a progress report and presentations. i The Individual Research Project comprises a large part of the programme running from March to September.; This is carried out under the supervision of a member of staff and is assessed on the basis of a written report and a project presentation. Progress is monitored via progress reports. 

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 are subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Engineering with Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Accessibility

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

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £18,000
Tuition fees (2023/24) £35,000

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

There may occasionally be small, incidental expenses which can be reimbursed by the department once claimed.

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

Funding your studies

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

Deadline: 8 June 2023
Value: £15,000 (1 year)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: UK

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship at graduate level
  • why you want to study Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2023-2024

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