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MScDigital Manufacturing for Innovative Ecosystems

Tuition fee €15,000 per year

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The Digital Manufacturing for Innovative ecosystems (DM) programme is a Master of Science level programme within the EIT Manufacturing Master School. The EITM Master School is a highly prestigious Manufacturing Engineering and Science education provider on an advanced level with a focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The education at EIT Manufacturing Master School combines technical competence with skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. EIT Manufacturing Master School students will be an elite group of forthcoming engineers, operators, innovators, and other relevant professionals. The EITM Master School students will:

  • improve their knowledge on up to date manufacturing innovation and learn
    how to turn this knowledge into successful business;
  • take part in events such as Summer Schools and Kick-offs;
  • exchange ideas with business partners and researchers at Co-Locations Centres (CLC) and during internships;
  • have access to renowned European research facilities;
  • earn a double degree and the EIT Manufacturing Certificate.

Digital Manufacturing for Innovative ecosystems programme is a combination of studying manufacturing science including the usage and adoption of advanced digital solutions and platforms. During the programme, students will gain new skills in these areas.
In Digital Manufacturing for Innovative ecosystems, relevant fields include modelling and simulation, virtual prototyping, system engineering, industrial processes and operations.
Students learn the latest theoretical knowledge and know how to apply their skills in practical real-life problems. Typical application areas of Digital Manufacturing for Innovative ecosystems: Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Information system management, digital monitoring

A student who graduates from the Digital Manufacturing for Innovative ecosystems Master shall:

  • have broad knowledge of theories and concepts in Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Information system management, digital monitoring
  • be able to critically, independently and creatively participate in strategic work to meet manufacturing-related problems and to be able to relate these measures to sustainable social development,
  • be able to implement the gained engineering expertise to create new or improved methods, techniques, products, and services in the field;
  • be able to think beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to find innovative solutions to real-world problems and to come up with new ideas;
  • be able to draw up plans and to make decisions foreseeing future consequences from a scientific, ethical, and societal perspective;
  • be able to turn innovations in the area into feasible and successful business solutions;
  • be able to profitably work in small size teams and contexts by taking into account all relevant elements and showing effective decision-making and leadership abilities.

Merit based scholarship and 2000€ as Mobility Grant
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Programme structure

The first year is spent at one university (entry) and second year at another (exit) university in two different European countries. There is a choice of 4 entry points and 3 exit points.

The following universities provide an entry year (first year):

  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France
  • University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
  • Grenoble Institute of Technology and Management (Grenoble INP), France

The following parties provide an exit year (second year):

  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France
  • Grenoble Institute of Technology and Management (Grenoble INP), France

NB: _EIT Manufacturing reserve the right to change the entry and exit university of this programme

The two years programme (120 ECTS) includes an Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Module (30 ECTS) and a Technical Major Module (90 ECTS) structured as follows:

  • 45 ECTS for Host Programme technical courses
  • 15 ECTS for Host Programme specialization courses
  • 30 ECTS for the I&E Module courses
  • 30 ECTS for the Master thesis

Students are committed to collect a total of 40-50 ECTS related to the Technical Major and of 10-20 ECTS related to the I&E Module in the first year (60 ECTS total) whereas in the second year they are committed to collect 10-20 ECTS for the Technical Major, 10-20 ECTS for the I&E Module and 30 ECTS for the Master Thesis Project (60 ECTS total). The total of technical courses and specialization courses must be 60 ECTS, within the boundaries above. All Master School education will be held in English and all partner universities are assumed to use ECTS units.

NOTE: Each university can have, in addition to the general programme above, compulsory requirements for the student study plan, such us mandatory local language courses. You you will be informed by your university about this.

DEGREES and EIT Label Certificate

At the end of the EIT Manufacturing Digital Manufacturing for Innovative ecosystems (DM) programme of 120 ECTS, students will get two degrees from each entry and exit university, according to the following list:

  • SUPSI: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Higher Education Act of Switzerland (414.20/2011) – 90 ECTS Degree
  • UCD: ME Manufacturing Engineering with Platforms for Digitalized Value Networks, ME – Manufacturing Engineering – 120 ECTS Degree
  • ECN: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Smart and Connected Enterprise, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Accréditation du bulletin officiel du 3 septembre 2017-Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation) – 120 ECTS Degree
  • Grenoble INP: Master of Industrial Engineering

In addition to the National Accredited degrees, the students receive the EIT Label Certificate, documenting the EIT accreditation and high quality of the programme.

Career opportunities

Manufacturing is struggling to find experts able to understand engineering production systems and to manage digital technologies to enable the Industry 4.0 paradigm and to address technological and business challenges. With this programme you can boost your career becoming a digital manufacturing technology expert on the market.
Moreover, the EIT Manufacturing Master School will prepare you for high level technical positions, Innovation roles and business profiles, including the capability to create your own start-up. It will allow you to create a professional network at national and international level through the several initiatives and the EIT alumni communities.
The degrees also grant you the eligibility (120 ECTS degrees only) for post graduate doctoral studies, eventually to be done at EIT Manufacturing Doctoral School

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