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M.Eng. in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design (L9, 30 ECTS)

  • Campus: Online

  • Years: 1

  • Status: Apply Now

Course Overview

The aim of the Masters of Engineering in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design is to provide an educational experience that enables participants to achieve an integrated understanding of the operation and strategy of Packaging, Innovation and Product Design, and to develop appropriate intellectual and personal skills. Specifically the programme is designed to offer participants the opportunity to gain a detailed knowledge of the underpinning theory and effective practice of Packaging, Innovation and Product Design which will be of particular benefit in a range of management and leadership roles as well as in specialized Packaging, Innovation and Product Design roles.

On successful completion of the programme, participants will have demonstrated the competencies necessary to:

  • Adopt analytical, systematic approaches toward problem solving and decision making, while simultaneously displaying an appropriate awareness and understanding of the sensitivities involved in the context of organisational dynamics;
  • Demonstrate personal qualities of empathy, leadership, teamworking;
  • Manage their own learning and development, and evaluate their own experience through a reflective approach towards the impact of the programme on their lives;
  • Be catalysts of change within their employing organisations, as a result of the adoption of creative and innovative approaches to opportunities and threats.

Students who want to study on Masters of Engineering in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design must first complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design to be able to progress to the Masters year. The student will complete a Dissertation under supervision. The flexibility and agility of this programme, will allow students to specialise in a pathway most suited to their skills, career aspirations, and employer needs that will give them research expertise in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design.

Programme Overview

Year 1 – Postgraduate Diploma

  • Semester 1
    • Strategic Management and Leadership
    • Packaging Science and Technology
    • Innovation, Ideation and Visualisation

    Semester 2

    • Product Design and Prototyping
    • Research Methods
    • Applied Case Studies Capstone Project

Year 2 – M.ENG

  • Dissertation

Level 8 Degree in any non-cognate discipline


Those with a level 7 degree in any non-cognate discipline with three years post qualification and/or those who meet the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) requirements as per the Institute RPL policy will also be considered.  Such candidates will have to attend for interview.

Note: Non cognate discipline is defined as the discipline area OTHER than the discipline area of the Post Graduate Diploma the student is applying for.


2-3 evenings per week 6pm to 9pm (online) Plus selected Saturdays per 9am – 1pm (online).


Induction for the September 2024 programmes takes place on Saturday 7 September 2024 from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
In advance, you will be required to review Pre-Induction reading material, available to you on

During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:
– Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
– Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
– Introduction to TUS learning systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
– Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme



Fee Policy 



One Year

Candidates who complete 60 credits (on completion of Year 1 of the programme) and wish to exit at this point will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design. However, the full programme is offered as a 90 credit Master of Engineering in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design degree. Graduates who complete the Postgraduate Diploma will be eligible to transfer to a Master of Engineering in Packaging, Innovation and Product Design. Year 2 of the Masters programme involves the completion of a supervised 30 credits dissertation.