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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI)

Gain the skills to lead innovation, harness the power of technology and apply the latest thinking to improve business productivity and global competitiveness, and create change.

Whether you want to develop a new product, tackle a social problem or drive business growth, UQ can help you make a difference.

The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will teach you about understanding the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in modern business and the benefits they create, including better communities.

Your 24 unit program undertakes an interdisciplinary approach that utilises UQ's leading position in the sciences and their commercialisation, so you can learn how to develop and manage new ideas.

Upon graduation, you'll have a globally recognised qualification that's highly regarded by employers and gives you the skills to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within any organisation, from a corporation, startup or research organisation to the public sector.

Program highlights

  • Develop your understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging fields that will have a profound effect on how you practice business.
  • Learn from some the world’s best researchers and brightest minds in the field, and feel part of a globally connected community with willing mentors, alumni, business partnerships and technology hubs.
  • Gain hands-on experience in turning ideas into reality, managing innovative products and services, commercialisation, and operating a lean startup model.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Biotechnology
  • Design and Information Technology
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Social and Community Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Energy

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Production biotechnologist
  • Quality control officer
  • Business development manager
  • Architecture lead
  • Online learning adviser
  • Program leader
  • Product manager
  • Digital and loyalty marketing manager
  • Procurement specialist
  • Supervision and evaluation officer

Admission Requirement / Eligibility 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.