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M.Sc. Innovation Design Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

IDE is a cutting edge product design and innovation discipline. You will receive an intense education and learn to innovate and create designs in multiple ways, from experimental exploration to market-focused product propositions, through to projects driven by new business models and commercial planning. The course is managed jointly by the School of Design for Production at the Royal College of Art and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial. Successful completion of the 21-month course leads to the award of the MA (Royal College of Art), MSc (Imperial College London) and the Diploma of the Imperial College (DIC).

Applicants must normally have a upper second class Honours degree or higher in engineering or a relevant technical degree. In addition, the IDE course would suit people from a creative or design background with a strong interest and aptitude in innovation. Some applicants with business or other commercial backgrounds are also considered. Mature candidates with industrial experience are particularly welcome.


To obtain maximum benefit from studies at Imperial College all students must have a good command of the English Language. College therefore requires applicants to have taken an English Language test and achieved an acceptable grade or score before admission can be confirmed. The College Senate has approved the tests set out below. Please note that the scores or grades indicated are the minimum levels generally acceptable to the College. Departments have the discretion to prescribe higher requirements either for specific courses of study or in specific cases where there are serious doubts as to the abilities of individual students to undertake proposed programmes of study.

Students must make arrangements to take the appropriate test well in advance of the start of their course. Places will not be confirmed and students will not be allowed to register until confirmation of an acceptable result has been received as set out below.

* A first degree taught in English within the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, Guyana, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, West Indies.
* Candidates whose first degree was not taught in English but who have then successfully completed a one-year MSc (or equivalent) course at a UK university.
* A grade of not less than C in English Language in GCSE, IGCSE, GCE `O´ Level or equivalent.
* A grade of not less than C in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
* A pass in the University Test of English for Speakers of Other Languages (UETESOL).
* British Council IELTS Test
A score of not less than 6.5 including a score of 5.0 or better in the written and spoken English elements of the academic test.
A score of not less than 90 overall in the internet-based test (iBT), to include 24 in Writing and 20 in Speaking; or 600 in the paper-based test (PBT), or 250 in the computer-based test (CBT), both to include a minimum score of 4.5 in the written English.

Please note: Imperial College's Institution Code for TOEFL is 0891.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score: 600
TOEFL computer-based test score: 250
TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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Degree Level: Masters
Tuition Fee: Free (EEA)
Duration:2 Years
Start Date:October  2019, October  2019
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Full-time
Disciplines: Industrial Design
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