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Master of  Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Program code: 5690
CRICOS code: 096017G


St Lucia


1.5 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a 1.5 year degree for students seeking to improve their understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in modern business, thereby improving business productivity, economic growth and global competitiveness. The program will provide students with the skills to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within their organisation, be it a corporation, a start-up, a research organisation or in the public sector.

The program undertakes an interdisciplinary approach that utilises UQ's leading position in sciences and the commercialisation of those sciences, and allows for students to learn how to manage new ideas to maximise growth impact within a specialist field of study.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code

Admissions criteria


Bachelor degree/equivalent in same discipline with a GPA of at least 4.5; OR Bachelor degree/equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5 and 3 yrs full-time work experience in the same discipline; OR Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5; OR the Corporate Innovation MicroMasters® credential with at least 65% in the Corporate Innovation Capstone Assessment and have completed at least 3 yrs full-time relevant work experience.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.


Biotechnology is a key technological field. Courses explore the important characteristics of these technologies; the management of innovation and commercialisation; and the establishment of new ventures in biotechnology industries.

Design and Information Technology

The Design and Information Technology major caters for those students seeking knowledge and practical experience at understanding how humans interact with electronic devices and other new technologies. It builds on the core of the MEI program to hone students' design thinking skills, which in turn provides a basis to apply those skills in digital prototyping and designing interaction between humans and technology. Completion of this suite of courses will provide a toolkit for entrepreneurs and innovators to better design how business design information technologies to enhance the customer experience.

Food Entrepreneurship

The Food Entrepreneurship field of study seeks to leverage UQ's global leadership positions in food and agriculture and Lean start-up methodology to create skilled food entrepreneurs and innovators by providing students with access to product and technical insight in partnership with UQ School of Food and Agriculture Science (SAFS), Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) and CSIRO food research groups. By providing students with access to new product and technological ideas and consumer insight along with entrepreneurship and innovation skills, this program will result in a new wave of innovative and globally focused commercial food innovations, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Sustainable Energy

The Sustainable Energy field of study caters to students seeking knowledge and application of innovative solutions to the energy grand challenges facing organisations and society. Options available in this field of study include sustainable energy and climate change theory, which will introduce the language of energy and establish foundational knowledge of available sustainable energy technologies and global sustainability. Students will then progress from theory to practice, with options to conduct sustainability analyses of real-life organisations, assess and present solutions to the energy challenges of an Australian community and to engage in problem-based learning (PBL) to perform strategic analyses of organisations in energy industries and systems.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is 5690. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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