Taught course

Innovative Engineering Solutions

University of Derby · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

First or 2:1 Class degrees from an engineering or related disciplines, such as design or mathematics. Priority will be given to graduates from backgrounds where going to higher education is not a given, and to groups under-represented in engineering. Students must be UK citizens and be available to work in the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

You will study a taught Masters programme at the University of Derby, concentrating on acquiring expertise in solving technical business problems in a range of engineering disciplines.

You will also benefit from a paid, 12 week industrial placement and a paid 12 week research placement at the University's Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.

Semester 1 (60 credits)

You will study the following modules:

  • Innovative Solutions (20 credits, compulsory)

Plus two specialist modules (20 credits each) selected from the following disciplines:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Intelligent Energy Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motorsport Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Production Engineering
  • Supply Chain Improvement

Students will follow one discipline throughout their MSc programme.

Semester 2 (60 credits)

To be completed as an industrial placement at a host company.

  • Applied Research Methods (e-learning; 20 credits)
  • Engineering Solutions Professional Practice (e-learning; 40 credits)
Semester 3 (60 credits )

To be completed within the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.

  • Independent Studies working on a company project.

Find out more

To find out more, come along to one of our informal student information sessions at the University of Derby on:

Wednesday 30 April 4.00pm - 5.00pm, buffet included.

Tuesday 27 May 10.00am - 11.00am, breakfast included.

Book a place

Information for international students

The nature of the funding means that international students are not eligible to apply.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Not eligible

This is a fully funded MSc.

The University of Derby has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to help plug a UK gap in vital engineering skills through ‘Postgraduate Support Scheme’ (PSS) funding. This enables us to deliver this exciting new postgraduate MSc free to participants.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr John Robertson-Begg
+44 (0)1332 593192