Master of Science in Integrated Product Development

Master of Science in Integrated Product Development

Course information

Course title Master of Science in Integrated Product Development
Course code PMSCIPDPET9
Postnominal M.Sc. IPD(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Pierre Vella
Delivered by Faculty of Engineering
The course is built on the two fundamental pillars: Product and Process Engineering and Business. The course blends together these topics and even allows the candidate an element of specialization or focus in any one of these two pillars within the program itself. You may opt to either follow a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters’ degree in the topic of Integrated Product Development. The course is built on the two aforesaid pillars, or areas, that are essential for the achievement of success in the manufacturing industry. You will benefit from taught study-units which characterise the first two years of the course. In each semester of these two years, you will have three study-units, each worth 5ECTS. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to enhance and apply the knowledge and skills that they have gained in the first two years, in a project worth 30ECTS.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree with at least Second Class Honours in appropriate areas of study as approved by the Board or

(c) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be equivalent to either of the above.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 7,500
Fee per semester: Eur 1,250

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700 - Yr 3: NIL
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Describe tools and methodologies for improving business performance through the effective exploitation of product development
• Demonstrate understanding in management practices and the concepts and roles of management
• Use computer based tools for understanding product behaviour and for design optimisation
• Describe advanced manufacturing processes and methodologies
• Select suitable materials for the development of products
• Build on the key issues of entrepreneurship to start-up and manage technology based companies

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If you are a prospective engineer or scientist who has recently graduated or have already achieved experience in industry, then the M.Sc. IPD is the ideal course for you. The course is intended to fortify your skills and to maximise performance and success in the industry by integrating all the aspects of product development including product function and design, product materials and manufacturing, product use and environmental impact, product marketing and costing, entrepreneurship and business management.
As a graduate of the M.Sc. IPD programme, you will have gained knowledge on different facets of product development, and you will be in a better position to advance in your professional career, in particular in managerial positions in industry requiring high level of multidisciplinary technical expertise. Furthermore, the M.Sc. IPD course will open up new opportunities for you to specialise in product development at doctoral level.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 3 November 2021

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