MSc in Digital Manufacturing for Innovative Ecosystems

MSc in Digital Manufcaturing for Innovative Systems


The Master’s in Digital Manufacturing for Innovative Ecosystems (previously known as Master’s in Platforms for Digitalized Value Network), is an internationally recognized double degree programme backed by EIT and EIT Manufacturing. The programme offers a unique blend of educational elements that encompass the study of manufacturing science, particularly focusing on the integration and utilization of cutting-edge digital solutions and platforms in the manufacturing industry. This curriculum equips students with a comprehensive understanding of how modern technologies and digital tools are revolutionizing traditional manufacturing processes, enabling them to harness the potential of advanced digital solutions to optimize production and create more efficient, adaptable, and competitive value networks within the industry.


The programme is a double degree programme with integrated, mandatory geopraphical mobility. This means that you will study at two European universities in two different countries that have partnered with EIT Manufacturing. Upon fulfilment of all degree requirements, students receive two degrees: one from the entry university and another one from the exit university.

Important information

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Application period: Will open early November 2024
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 years (full-time)
  • Credits: 120 ECTS
  • Deadline: 31 March 2025
  • Eligibility: Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Check Syllabi for details)

Good to know

  • Affiliation: EIT Label certificate
  • Double degee: One from entry & one from exit university
  • Scholarship: Merit based and Mobility Grant
  • Tuition fees (EU Students): 8000€ per year
  • Tuition fees (NON EU/EFTA): 15000€ per year
  • Summer School: Innovation & Entrepreneurship track included
  • Field of study: Technology & Engineering

How to apply?!

Applications for the 2025 – 2027 cohort will open early November 2024.

We encourage non-EU students to apply early for Visa purposes.

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Programme description

The Master’s in Digital Manufacturing for Innovative Ecosystems programme is a dynamic and comprehensive educational initiative that seamlessly blends the study of manufacturing science with a strong emphasis on the utilization and integration of cutting-edge digital solutions and platforms within the manufacturing sector. Throughout the programme, students are exposed to a wide range of new skills in these domains. Key areas covered in this programme encompass modeling and simulation, virtual prototyping, system engineering, industrial processes, and operations. In these areas, students not only acquire the latest theoretical knowledge but also develop a keen ability to apply their newfound expertise to solve practical, real-world challenges.

The programme’s relevance extends to a variety of fields, with a particular focus on areas such as modeling and simulation, which allow students to create virtual representations of manufacturing processes; virtual prototyping, which enables the testing of product designs in a digital environment; system engineering, which emphasizes the integration and optimization of complex systems; and industrial processes and operations, which involve the management and improvement of manufacturing processes. In essence, students are not only equipped with theoretical knowledge but also with the practical skills to implement their insights in real-life industrial scenarios. The programme’s applications are diverse, ranging from the management of cyber-physical systems (CPS) to the effective handling of information systems and digital monitoring, all of which are crucial aspects of modern manufacturing in the era of digital transformation.

Upon graduating from the Master’s in Digital Manufacturing for Innovative Ecosystems programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of theories and concepts in Cyber-physical systems (CPS), Information system management, and digital monitoring.
  • Synthesize technical and business knowledge and apply these competencies in the design, execution, and administration of intricate engineering systems.
  • Utilize their acquired engineering expertise to innovate and devise novel methods, techniques, products, and services within their respective field.
  • Exhibit the capacity to think creatively and transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries to devise inventive solutions for real-world challenges and generate fresh ideas.
  • Develop the ability to formulate strategic plans and make decisions that take into account future implications from scientific, ethical, and societal standpoints.
  • Transform innovations within their field into practical and successful business solutions.
  • Work effectively within small teams and diverse contexts, considering all pertinent factors, and demonstrate proficient decision-making and leadership skills.
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Entry – Exit combination

Students can select their preferred first (entry) and second (exit) year university combination from the provided list. Please choose up to 3 preferred combinations in the application portal (but do not choose the same entry or exit university in more than 2 preferred choices). Kindly check the “Programme syllabi” file for more information.

Note: The allocation of combinations are subject to various criteria and we do not guarantee the preferred choice will be provided in the programme acceptance letter.

Programme syllabi

Programme structure

In the initial year of their programme, students are obligated to complete 40-50 ECTS credits in technical courses and an additional 10-20 ECTS credits in courses related to Innovation and Entrepreneurship, summing up to a total of 60 ECTS credits. In the subsequent year, the curriculum comprises 10-20 ECTS credits in technical courses, another 10-20 ECTS credits in Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses, and a substantial 30 ECTS credits devoted to their Master’s thesis, resulting in a total of 60 ECTS credits.

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Partner Universities

The EIT Manufacturing Master School university partners for MSc in Digital Manufacturing for Innovative Ecosystems are,



Ecole Centrale de NantesEcole Centrale de Nantes

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

University College Dublin

Grenoble INP