Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise MSc

London, Stratford (UCL East)

This programme connects modern and future manufacturing with business skills and entrepreneurship. It will provide you with the knowledge to translate leading-edge manufacturing techniques and enterprise skills, into the commercialisation of products. Taught with a hands-on focus, this MSc will give you access to state-of-the-art facilities and industry-connected projects to further advance your career or business venture.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
1 calendar year
Programme starts
September 2024
Applications accepted
Applicants who require a visa: 16 Oct 2023 – 28 Jun 2024
Applications close at 5pm UK time

Applications open

Applicants who do not require a visa: 16 Oct 2023 – 30 Aug 2024
Applications close at 5pm UK time

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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.

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

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 Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise MSc 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 in the manufacturing of new products, namely nanoengineering, advanced characterisation of materials, 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 impact. Optional modules give you the ability to further specialise in manufacturing, business or sustainability.

The Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise MSc includes modules taught at the brand new purpose-designed UCL East campus on 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 (mechanical, chemical, aerospace, bioengineering, materials etc.), physics or applied mathematics. 

What this course will give you

This programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, led by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The aim is to provide students who have a strong technical background with hands-on experience in pioneering manufacturing, characterisation techniques, along with business and innovation skills.

Students have a range of opportunities to network and stay informed about modern advances in manufacturing which can be used to transform or develop ideas into businesses. Here, students are encouraged to develop entrepreneurial and business skills through lectures and workshops organised by UCL Innovation and Enterprise and the School of Management. They may also enter entrepreneurship competitions to pursue innovative business ideas. Students have access to employer networks through the department's employability activities, which include employer-led events, individual coaching, and working on projects under industrial mentorship.

The foundation of your career

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.


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.


All postgraduate students have access to rich ecosystem of opportunities to enrich their study and future career prospects by networking. These include a range of networking events, talks and training facilitated by UCL Careers, UCL Engineering Careers, the Office of Vice Provost Advancement (OVPA) and UCL Innovation and Enterprise, with tailored events at department level, including a Mechanical Engineering Careers Fair. These are complemented by student-led events with guests from industry, often featuring UCL alumni, industry visits and a range of events from dedicated UCL student societies, focussed on specific industrial sectors, as well as entrepreneurship.


We are seeking for this route to be 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, laboratory and project work, workshops and problem classes, all of which frequently draw upon real-life industrial case studies.

Subject specific knowledge and understanding is acquired through the taught engineering modules (combining lectures tutorials, seminars and laboratory work as well as project work), including subject specific modules offered as part of the degree and formal classes on Mastering Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance case studies, business plan exercises and related project work; and the Group Design Project supplemented by seminars on Innovation

Intellectual skills are acquired through modules and project work. Practical and transferrable skills are acquired through:

  • modules on Project Management and Entrepreneurship,
  • report writing and oral/poste presentations
  • project work and coursework submission
  • the Group Design Project
  • use of web, databases and online library catalogues for literature surveys
  • use of programming/modelling, classes, tutorials and seminars

Assessment is through examinations, coursework, reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.

Contact time takes a variety of forms, including lectures, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, student feedback and consultation hours (where staff are available for consultation), email, and situations where feedback on assessed work is given. This is supplemented by self-directed learning to build up knowledge and skills.

Each module has a credit value that indicates the average learning hours you will spend on the required content. One credit typically equates to 10 hours of learning, which includes all contact time, self-directed study and assessment.

The contact time for each of your 15 credit taught modules will typically include 20-30 hours of teaching activity over the term of its delivery, with the balance then comprised of self-directed learning and working on your assessments. You will have ongoing contact with teaching staff via each module’s online discussion forum, which is typically used for discussing and clarifying concepts or assessment matters, and will have the opportunity to access additional support via regular student feedback and consultation hours with module leaders and programme directors.

Your project module will include regular contact with your project supervisor(s), who will guide and support you throughout your project. You will dedicate most of your time on this module to carrying out research in connection with your project and writing up your final report.


This programme involves you undertaking two projects: an Innovation Group Design Project and an Individual Research Project. Both projects should have a focus on innovation and manufacturing, and many of these projects will have a strong collaboration with industry. In the first, you will work in small groups to either solve an industrial problem or develop your own idea that could be launched to market. For the second project, you work individually on aspects of a novel idea.

As part of the learning community at UCL East, you will carry out projects which link to UCL East’s new Manufacturing Futures Lab.

In addition, you will take four compulsory modules in the areas of finance, entrepreneurship, characterisation of materials and nanoengineering, as well as two optional modules chosen from a list of four possibilities.

Students on this programme will work alongside students on the Future Manufacturing and Nanoscale Engineering MSc programme to collaborate in modules across new areas in Nanoengineering and Advanced Material Characterisation.

The optional modules are designed to develop additional engineering knowledge and modelling skills as well as transferable skills enabling you to work in interdisciplinary ways.

Taught modules comprise lectures, seminars, tutorials and various laboratory classes and are assessed on the basis of examinations, presentations and/or submitted coursework.

These are complemented by supplementary lectures on innovation and commercialisation, as well as opportunities to follow extra-curricular training and development from UCL Innovation and Enterprise.

The Group Design Project is assessed via written reports and presentations. The Individual Research Project comprises a large part of the programme running from March to September. This is carried out under the supervision of an academic member of staff and is assessed via a written report and a project presentation.

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 Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise.


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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2024/25) £19,300
Tuition fees (2024/25) £37,500

Additional costs

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

Some modules are taught at the Bloomsbury campus and this will incur travel costs.

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

UCL East Scholarship

The scholarship works to support the ambitions of east Londoners by funding the fees and living costs of eligible Master's programmes including this MSc at UCL. Further details at:

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

UCL East London Scholarship

Deadline: 20 June 2024
Value: Tuition fees plus £15,700 stipend ()
Criteria Based on financial need
Eligibility: UK

Next steps

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 Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise at graduate level
  • why you want to study Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise 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: 2024-2025

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