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Coursework Overview

To earn your Master of Science in Technology Innovation you need to complete 60 graduate credits, including a launch project. All courses are required, however in some cases there may be limited opportunities to exchange courses for electives.


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The MSTI degree is offered by a group of leading UW faculty from the following UW departments and schools, in partnership with the Global Innovation Exchange:


2019-2020 Curriculum

Launch Project

During the final six months of the program, students join teams focused on tackling a problem or challenge proposed by a GIX Consortium member, faculty member, or fellow student. Projects differ from year to year depending on project sponsors, and typically span a broad array of disciplines and technologies, typically requiring both hardware/software development and design, and providing the opportunity for business development.

Launch Project Timeline

Q1 - Q2
Autumn & Winter

Learn the essentials of entrepreneurship and working effectively in teams.

Participate in launch kickoff, design thinking workshops, and project definition meetings.
Q4 - Q5
Summer & Autumn

Complete project work and attend regular meetings with project sponsors.

Present projects to Consortium members and at an open house for industry partners and friends.

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