- Gain knowledge of the industrial environment and the latest Industry 4.0 technologies
- Understand and evaluate the innovation process and the role entrepreneurs play in creating it
- Explore the most important concepts and methods of management science
- Use analysis tools and technologies to solve problems and innovate
- Taught in partnership with the University’s triple-accredited Business School.
- Benefit from our Partnership with the University of California’s Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology
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Specialist facilities include microscopy suite, aerodynamics and fluids laboratories, additive manufacturing workshop and vibration testing rigs
£6.5million investment in our teaching labs, workshop spaces and equipment.
Combines science, creativity and critical thinking to drive innovation
All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science. engineering, management or numerate discipline.
Entry requirements for international students
English language requirements
International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.
If you are looking to launch a technology start-up, grow an existing business, use tech innovation to transform an existing organisation, or create a social enterprise, then this MSc programme is for you.
Taught in partnership with the University of Exeter Business School, this programme provides you with an exceptional learning experience, access to world-leading academics, and the chance to build an outstanding personal network to enhance your future career.
Through this programme you will learn and develop methods, techniques and analytical tools to apply technology innovations to create new organisations or to enhance business operations, along with a thorough understanding of the industry’s processes and practices.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
UK fees per year:
International fees per year:
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
UK government postgraduate loan scheme
Postgraduate loans are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* for international fee paying students.
For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.
*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.
Do you want to develop your digital tech skills in Exeter and then amplify them in the centre of Silicon Valley?
The University of Exeter is a proud partner of the University of California, Berkeley's Sutardja Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCET).
This partnership, which at Exeter is hosted within the Engineering department, creates opportunities for students from Exeter’s MSc Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation programme to work with Berkeley’s students and faculty to hone and develop their entrepreneurial and innovational talents.
As a student on this programme, you'll benefit from access to specialist online materials, tailored content and guest lectures from Berkeley and will have the opportunity to build links and make contact with likeminded individuals. This partnership is built in to the programme, including the opportunity for students to attend a one week bootcamp at Berkeley’s SCET center in California during January 2023. This and other opportunities will be limited and competitive with funding available to contribute towards travel and living costs.
We’ll be sharing details of opportunities available to students early in the autumn term. If you have any questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to enquire online.
“The experience in Berkeley was fantastic. The event was really unique in the way that it focused so much on venture capital as a means of funding and launching a business, it was a really interesting perspective to work around. The experience of building and leading a team to work on the idea was incredibly useful and really provides an interesting opportunity to work on your idea with people with new skills and mind-sets. Personally, it helped me refine my idea and to focus on the potential for commercial success, longevity and scale the business could achieve.”
Charlie, Engineering student
Teaching and research
The way you learn at postgraduate level may be different from what you have experienced before. Exeter’s approach to engineering education emphasises collaborative Problem/Project Based Learning, contextualised teaching and a focus on skills development and practical application of knowledge. A blend of traditional and innovative teaching and learning approaches will be deployed. Exeter Digital Enterprise Systems laboratory will provide hands-on learning experiences with the latest technologies underpinning the 4th Industrial revolution.
Learning and teaching activities (in/out of class)
A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, tutorials, seminars, individual and group assignments, and laboratory sessions, electronically mediated work that is taught and assessed using a range of media such as video and VLE.
Assessment techniques will include traditional examinations and assessed coursework, and the dissertation. These will be supplemented by smaller projects and formative assessment designed to give feedback. Assignments will take the form of case studies or reality based projects.
Our graduates are now working for major international organisations in a diverse range of sectors, or have successfully launched their own companies.
Engineers have a reputation as being articulate, numerate, problem solvers, who claim great job satisfaction. Typically, salaries are significantly higher for engineering graduates than the average for other graduates.
Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and a strong employment record. Our graduates excel in specialist engineering fields and across a broad range of other sectors. We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for.
Dedicated careers support
All students, current and alumni, receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of the career planning cycle. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is the home of a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.