Syllabus for Master's Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation

Masterprogram i industriell ledning och innovation

Entry Requirements


Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be engineering or technology.
Also required is 20 credits in mathematics.

Language requirements
Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. This requirement can be met either by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised test, or by previous upper secondary or university studies in some countries. Detailed instructions on how to provide evidence of your English proficiency are available at universityadmissions.se.

Decisions and Guidelines

Decision to establish the education programme
This syllabus was established by the Board of the Faculty of Science and Technology on November 8, 2021 to be applied as of July 1, 2022.
The Master Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation at Uppsala University (UFV 2009/647) is in effect as of July 1, 2010, according to a decision by the Vice-Chancellor.

Translations
Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) is called "Magisterexamen" in Swedish.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) is called "Masterexamen" in Swedish.

Aim

The syllabus is designed as a programme that constitutes the base for successful innovation work. The course provides practical qualifications within the field as well as a theoretical understanding of the issues and methods that characterise industrial management and leadership in innovation. Upon completion of the programme, students have the qualifications to engage in innovation projects both within an existing corporation (intrapreneurship) and independently (entrepreneurship), as well as the skill set to head development work.

Learning Outcomes

Objectives

The Swedish Higher Education Act

The Swedish Higher Education Act contains provisions about the higher education institutions that are accountable to the Government.

Degree of Master (60 credits) [Magisterexamen]

Objectives of the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits)

The Higher Education Ordinance
According to the Higher Education Ordinance the Degree of Master (60 credits) has the following learning objectives.

Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.
Competence and skills
For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach
For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Degree of Master (120 credits) [Masterexamen]

Objectives of the Degree of Master of Science (120 credits)
The Swedish Higher Education Act

The Swedish Higher Education Act contains provisions about the higher education institutions that are accountable to the Government.

The Higher Education Ordinance
According to the Higher Education Ordinance the Degree of Master (120 credits) has the following learning objectives.

Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study
Competence and skills
For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach
For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Layout of the Programme

Description of the programme
General description of the Master programmes in technology
The Master programmes in technology at Uppsala University are coherent two-year programmes with the possibility to graduate with a degree of Master of Science (60 credits) when the requirements for this degree are met. The programmes contain recommended courses of study to assure the quality of the degree, presenting students with a choice of courses closely aligned with the learning objectives of the Higher Education Ordinance. There are also designated elective courses with opportunities for specialisation through successive selections of courses. The programme ends with a degree project.
Each academic year is divided into four study periods, two during the autumn semester and two during the spring semester.

Second-cycle courses involve a considerable amount of independent work and responsibility for one's own learning. This results in increased depth and complexity within the main field of study. The students also acquire the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

Description of the Master Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation at Uppsala University
The thematic content of the programme can be defined as knowledge about innovation management as practical activity and theoretical field. The term "entrepreneurship" refers to the complex process through which new economic activities and new value creation are manifested. "Innovation" on the other hand, refers to processes through which new products, services, experiences and values are created. The two concepts overlap, forming a programme mainly highlighting the creation of new values in the technology-driven economy. The knowledge provided by the programme involves both the abilities required for such implementation and the necessary skills to understand, analyse, and manage such processes in a wide variety of contexts. A programme characteristic is practical training in innovation with theoretical in-depth studies in e.g. entrepreneurship, product development and project management.
In summary, the programme puts great emphasis on both:

  • The practical aspect, to give the student the tools he/she needs to get involved in management and innovative activities.
  • The theoretical aspect, to give the student an insight into existing theory concerning management and innovation management, to enable independent theoretical development in concert with practical entrepreneurship.
The programme courses
Study plan
The following in-depth levels are used for the courses in the study plan:

G1N first cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F first cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E first cycle, contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F first cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E first cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

A1N second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)

The main field of study
The main field of study Industrial Engineering and Management is interdisciplinary and combines expertise in engineering with issues related to organisations and management, innovation processes and entrepreneurial activities.
A course can and should be classified as belonging to the main field of Industrial Engineering and Management if it mostly deals with at least one of the following areas:
  • Methods for the development, design, commissioning, validation, use or maintenance of technical systems within the selected subject area or equivalent for components in such systems.
  • Engineering-based business development. This includes entrepreneurship and market analysis but also courses in product development.
  • Methods for the efficient organisation of processes involved in the implementation of the elements in the point above. Examples of courses within this category are industrial economics, production management, industrialisation, quality management and environmental technology and project management.

Degree project
Common guidelines and instructions for degree projects apply to all programmes in technology at Uppsala University. Forms and instructions for students are available on the Faculty website https://www.teknat.uu.se/education/student-en/.

Degree

In order to be entitled to a Master's degree, a Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish "Kandidatexamen", from an internationally recognised university, is aquired. In the Swedish system there are two Master's degrees; Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) and Master of Arts/Science (120 credits).

Master's degree, 60 credits (Master of Science)
In order to be entitled to a Master of Science (60 credits) the following requirements have to be fulfilled: Completed courses totalling 60 credits (one year full-time studies). Completed courses totalling 45 credits at the second cycle (advanced level), whereof at least 30 credits within the main field of study. At the most, 15 credits is allowed to be from the first cycle. Within the main field of study a degree project of 15 credits minimum, is required.

Master's degree, 120 credits (Master of Science)
In order to be entitle to a Master of Science (120 credits) the following requirements have to be fulfilled: Completed courses totalling 120 credits (two years of full-time studies). Completed courses totalling 90 credits at the second cycle (advanced level), whereof at least 60 credits within the main field of study. At the most, 30 credits is allowed to be from the first cycle. Within the main field of study a degree project of 30 credits minimum, is required.

Other Directives

Admission to a later part of the programme
Admission to a later part of a Master programme in technology requires that the entry requirements for the programme are fullfilled. It also normally requires at least 15 credits from relevant second-cycle courses, in addition to a Bachelor's degree, having been approved by the time of application. Application to a later part of the programme should be submitted no later than May 1 for the autumn semester and no later than December 1 for the spring semester.

Grading system and assessment
The form of assessment and the grading system are shown in the course syllabus. Information about exam registrations are available at the virtual learning environment (this does not apply to exams at other higher education institutions than Uppsala University).
For more regulations see "Guidelines on working conditions for first- and second-cycle students at Uppsala University" as of 2017-07-01.

Inclusion of course credits towards a Master of Science degree
Some courses may not be included in the same degree, due to content overlap. The course content is shown in each course syllabus and the Graduation Office decides which courses may be included in the degree.