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 Master of IP and Innovation Management

 Graduate Studies

Collaboration With:
  • Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
  • IP Academy (IPA)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Next Available Intake

 July 2018


Application Closing Date

31 March 2018

 

Tuition Fee

​​​For cur​rent tuition fee, click here.​​
 
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Programme Overview


Innovations are not just improving people's lives, they have become an important means for economies and businesses to stay competitive in today's global marketplace. In such an innovation-driven environment, the Singapore government and enterprises recognise that intangible assets and intellectual property (IP) will make up the bulk of companies' value. This awareness has fuelled the need for professionals with quality IP expertise – talents who can develop and align IP strategies to achieve business goals, and business leaders who can translate innovations and IP into valuable commercial advantages.
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Through the newly established Master of IP and Innovation Management (MIPIM) programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences aims to arm you with the invaluable know-how and practical skills to become one of our nation’s most coveted IP-trained professionals.

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The MIPIM programme is the first and only graduate programme in IP and innovation management offered in Singapore. So don't miss this unique learning opportunity. Apply today and be a part of a select group of specially-trained professionals with the strategic and management skills to shape business success and define Singapore's future economy.
 
The Applicant should: 
  • ​be a Singapore Citizen, a Singapore Permanent Resident or a resident of Singapore. 
  • minimally have a recognised Bachelor's degree or equivalent. For Patent Agency and IP Technology specialisation, a Science, Engineering or Technical degree is preferred. 
  • be at least 21 years old.
  • have at least two years of working experience.
​​​The MIPIM curriculum builds on a common core foundation on IP law and IP management. It is followed by training in specialised domain knowledge and skills through completing courses in one of the three specialisation tracks. Individuals could opt for multiple pathways in which they may graduate with a Graduate Diploma or a Master's Degree.

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Note: To apply for the Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (GDIPIM), applicants should select the Master of IP and Innovation Management (Patent Agency) (MIPIMP) option under Programme Selection.
Click below to view the programme curriculum for each specialisation:

Classes are conducted in the evenings, from 7pm to 10pm, over four semesters (24 months).
  • Professionals aspiring to be patent attorneys/agents 
  • IP professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills set 
  • Professionals and mid-careerists interested in transiting to the IP industry or upgrading their skills to add value to their job roles and their organisations.
Graduates will be equipped to effectively apply and practise IP management skills in various phases of the innovation lifecycle, including creation, protection and exploitation. Possible career options include:

  • patent agency.
  • innovation and R&D management and advisory.
  • IP management or IP technology consultancy/advisory​.
Singapore University of Social Sciences​ offers course fee concession for some master's programmes. Please click here​ for more details.​​​

Professional Conversion Programme for IP Professionals (IP-PCP)
A collaboration between IPOS and the Workforce SG (WSG), the IP-PCP provides course fee and salary support to eligible companies whose employees undertake IP training through the MIPIM programme. Please read the press release on IP-PCP here. For full details on the IP-PCP, please click here

​​Course ​Course Fee Grant ​Salary Support
Master of IP and Innovation Management (specialisation: IP Management or IP Technology) ​​$13,000 ​First 12 months ^
Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (specialisation: Patent Agency)​ ​First 9 months ^
^ For Singaporeans below 40 and Permanent Residents, 70% of monthly salary, up to a cap of $4,000/month.
For Singaporeans 40 years and above, or Singaporeans who are unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more, 90% of monthly salary, up to a cap of $6,000/month.
  1. How many intake(s) are there in a year for the Master of IP and Innovation Management (MIPIM)?
    There is one intake per year that takes place in July.

      
  2. How long does it take to complete the MIPIM programme? 
    The minimum duration is two years while the maximum is four years. 

  3. Are there any special entry requirements?
    Applicants who intend to undergo the Patent Agency track or IP Technology track should preferably have a science, engineering or technical degree.
       
  4. Are there any exemptions?
    Credit recognition for IPM501 Foundation IP Law and IPM521 Advanced Patent Law will be given to successful candidates who have a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Credit recognition for IPM501 Foundation IP Law will be given to successful candidates who have completed the relevant Intellectual Property WSQ (IP WSQ) law modules.

       
  5. How many courses do students take in each semester?
    Students are recommended to complete three courses each semester.

  6. What are the assessment components for each course? 
    There will be an assignment and an examination for every course. Students will need to achieve a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 to be awarded the Master of IP and Innovation Management.

       
  7. When are the lessons scheduled? 
    Classes are conducted on weekday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.

  8. Are there any attendance requirements? 
    We encourage students to attend the six face-to-face seminars/course to maximise their learning as well as receive in-class participation marks.​

  9. How do I apply for the Graduate Diploma in IP & Innovation Management (GDIPIM)?
    Applicants should apply under the Master of IP and Innovation Management (Patent Agency) (MIPIMP) option. Exit under the GDIPIM option will be recorded during the applicant interview session as well as registration.

  10. How many courses are there for the GDIPIM programme?
    There are a total of 7 courses.

  11. How long does it take to complete the GDIPIM programme?
    It can be completed over 3 semesters (18 months).