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The capacity of a business to innovate through new or improved products and services is fundamental to its competitive and commercial success. The objective of this unique practise-focused Masters programme is to cultivate an integrated professional skill set in graduates (science, engineering, design, computing and business) for the effective management of the innovation process through the development of strategic, research-led and knowledge transfer capabilities.

You will learn how new products and services are created and how they get to market as well as how innovation is managed in different types of organisations.

The programme is designed to connect, integrate and embed research activity within regional small and medium enterprises and to meet an identified skills gap within that sector.

The programme will facilitate learners to explore their own interests in an active and practical way through undertaking research projects with local companies. You will experience what it means to carry out research and how to develop real life scenarios for organisations by working in a project based way to apply the knowledge acquired through the modules.

Why choose this programme?

The programme is designed for students or professionals who want to gain employment or apply practical research skills in their current work environment in the area of research and innovation. It is equally suited to final year students who wish to extend or develop a current project to a Level 9 degree for application within a real work environment.

The course will provide students with a comprehensive skill set in research and innovation and provides a strong foundation for further postgraduate study, particularly for PhD research.

What subjects will I study?

Mandatory Modules

  • Research Project/Research Papers
  • Research Methods for Engineering

Elective Subjects

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

  • Technology Integration
  • Design Driven Innovation
  • Innovation for Sustainable Enterprise
  • Post-Processing for Smart Industry

Materials Selection in Sustainable Engineering Design

Data Analysis for Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing for Industry

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Bachelors degree (Level 8)or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours) in an appropriate discipline (see paragraph 1 above).

Candidates with significant experience (as determined by RPL), may also be considered for entry.

All Non-EU applicants should refer to the International section of the SETU website for further information.

Study & Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

On completion of this programme students should be able to:

  • Analyse the current innovative performance of an organisation;
  • Work with a range of innovation management skills;
  • Utilise a research and enquiry based approach to business problems;
  • Analyse and resolve problems across a range of competing demands and disciplines/industry function perspectives;
  • Understand and facilitate project delivery.