Master of IP and Innovation Management

Provided by IP Academy Singapore


Awarded by Singapore University of Social Sciences

Course introduction


The Master of IP and Innovation Management, offered by the Singapore University of Social Sciences, is a multi-disciplinary graduate programme that integrates knowledge and skills from three disciplines – law, technology and business – in the context of IP

Collaboration With:

  • Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
  • IP Academy (IPA)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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.

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.

​​​​​​​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.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Whom is this for?

  • 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. ​
Career Prospects

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​.

Entry Requirements

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. ​​

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Structure
​​​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.

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

Fees & Funding

Funding / Grants
  • Other grants: SkillsFuture Study Award

Concession / Sponsorship

Singapore University of Social Sciences​ offers course fee concession for some master's programmes. 

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 program
​​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.
SkillsFuture Study Award
The SkillsFuture Study Award for Intellectual Property (IP) Sector is targeted at early to mid-career Singaporeans seeking to acquire or level up their IP skills. Successful applicants will each receive S$5,000, which can be used to defray expenses associated with continuing education and training for career development. The award is bond-free. For more details on the eligibility criteria, application period and application process of the SkillsFuture Study Awards for IP Sector, please refer to