TIE Masters: Transforming Ideas into Innovations
Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE) Master of Science degree is a 16-month program designed to prepare students for successful careers in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The curriculum promotes creativity, problem-solving skills and hands-on experiences in a framework of scientific investigation and practical application, integrating core courses with diverse electives, a summer internship and directed product development.
Apply now and explore how you can drive positive change and contribute to the dynamic world of technology and business by turning novel ideas into tangible products and successful ventures for real-world impact.
A central highlight of the TIE program is a six-month internship in Shenzhen, China — a major technology, manufacturing and research hub known as the “Silicon Valley” of China. Students will engage with incubators and leading startup founders to develop their entrepreneurial ideas within an immersive culture of tech innovation. This exceptional opportunity at InnoX Academy builds on existing faculty connections as well as industry and university partnerships in Shenzhen, forged through strategic agreements of cooperation.
Future internship locations will be assessed and added for students to gain on-the-ground experience with innovation leaders in other tech ecosystems.
Our campus is a world unto itself, with an entire community of scholars and scientists living and working in our all-inclusive campus, situated among breathtaking surroundings.
Our campus is more than a research institution, it is a home away from home — a community with an international scope whose members hail from every corner of the globe, coming together to study, celebrate, explore and live.
KAUST hosts a wide range of sophisticated instruments and world-class facilities that students can access, including the Prototyping and Product Development Core Lab, and laboratories involving robotics and embedded systems, sensors, intelligent autonomous systems and biotechnology. Specific labs will be identified based on the curriculum and individual projects.
As a TIE graduate, you will be well prepared to embark on a dynamic professional journey.
You could become an innovation leader, driving transformative projects in established organizations or founding your own technology startups. The program will equip you with the necessary skills to excel in roles such as as a technology consultant, research and development manager, product manager, innovation strategist or even a venture capitalist. With TIE, you will be in high demand, ready to contribute to the growth of innovation ecosystems, and you will be well positioned to make a lasting impact on the ever-evolving landscape of technology and entrepreneurship. Do not miss this opportunity to shape your future and be a catalyst for change — join the TIE program and unlock a world of possibilities for your career.
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