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 (2023/24)
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
1 calendar year
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 30 Jun 2023
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. International Preparation Courses

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 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 characterization 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. 

What this course will give you

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 are encouraged to develop their skills through attending Enterprise Bootcamps and workshops organised by UCL Innovation and Enterprise. 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


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.


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
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/poster
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

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


This programme involves you undertaking two projects: Innovation and Group Design Project and an Individual Research Project. In the first, you will work in small groups to follow the design of a novel product from
conception to a stage at which it can be manufactured and launched to market. For the second project, you work individually on aspects of a novel product or 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 new MSc Future Manufacturing and Nanoscale Engineering programme to collaborate in compulsory 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 laboratory classes 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 are given supplementary lectures on innovation and commercialisation, as well as opportunities to follow specific extra-curricular training and development from UCL Innovation and Enterprise.

The Innovation and Group Design Project is assessed via a progress report 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 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 Manufacturing with Innovation and Enterprise.


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.

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

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.

Brown Family Bursary

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

UCL East London Scholarship

Deadline: 29 June 2023
Value: Tuition fees plus £15,000 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: 2023-2024

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