Innovation Sciences focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of why this is the case. You will learn to understand and manage the mechanisms and processes involved in developing and introducing new technological options.
Our students have an interest or a background in technology (such as Computer Science, Sustainable Innovation, Industrial Engineering or Physics) but would like to apply their skills on a broader, more strategic level. Important questions for innovation scientists include how industries, cities, regions or countries can create an innovative climate in a globalizing world and which factors and actors determine whether a new technology will succeed as well as how government and business can introduce innovations that lead to sustainable development. Within the Master programme we therefore have two specializations:
During the Masters degree program you will spend one semester abroad, at a university specializing in technology and innovation.
As a graduate of this Master's program, you will be able to work at organizations operating at the boundary between technology and its social application in both the private and public sectors. In many cases you will work in interdisciplinary teams consisting of engineers, social scientists, consultants, policy-makers, managers and social science and humanities researchers.
You will also be able to work in industrial multinationals such as Philips, IBM and Shell, at universities and higher-education institutes, at statistical institutes such as Eurostat, at TNO applied scientific research organization, in government, in non-profit organizations such as the Red Cross or Oxfam. Your Master research experience will also qualify you for any relevant PhD program worldwide.
Current jobs of IS graduates:
This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
The Master’s degree program Innovation Sciences provides elective clusters, in which you can graduate. These include:
During the Master’s degree program you will spend one semester at a university in another country specializing in technology and innovation. The courses (and/or research project) that you will follow during this internship will enable you to deepen the knowledge you have already gained, or to supplement it with subjects that are not taught at TU/e. The innovation-related subjects that you follow while studying abroad will be closely linked to your final Master’s project. The program has strong research links with prominent universities, for example in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Germany, the UK, Singapore, the USA and South Africa.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The general requirements for admission to the TU/e Master's of Science programs for students with a Bachelor’s degree from a university outside the Netherlands are:
There may also be specific additional requirements for some Master's programs, depending on the nature of your prior education.
An application fee of €100 is required for each application. This fee is non refundable.
All applicants must provide TU/e with a full application package before any decision can be taken on admission to a Master's program. An application is considered to be complete when:
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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