MSc (Technology Management)

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Course overview

The programme will assist students to:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the increasingly important area of technology management.
  • Build their management and leadership capabilities in this area.
  • Enable them to facilitate organisational change and sustainable improvements at the enterprise level through competitive work systems and effective knowledge management.

In order to achieve these aims, module assignments and the final year thesis are company-based to enhance their benefit to the company and to the student.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a primary honours degree (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification]), or equivalent, and have at least five years of relevant industrial experience. Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may apply for the PDip (Innovation Management) or the PDip (Technology Commercialisation). On successful completion of either of these programmes, students may apply for entry to the MSc (Technology Management) with exemptions. Alternatively, candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be interviewed by the Programme Board.

Duration: 2 years, part-time

Next start date: September 2014

ECTS weighting: 90

Average intake: unlimited

Closing date: 27 June 2014

Mode of study: Blended learning

Course outline

The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge of product innovation, technology transfer and R&D processes, enabling students and companies to gain competitive advantage through their technologies. It is offered under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA), which is a collaborative agreement between UCC, UL, and NUI Galway. Delivered on a part-time basis over four semesters, the programme will include 10 taught modules and one year-long research (thesis) module in Year Two of the programme.

The programme is delivered using a blended approach, that is, a combination of distance/online learning materials combined with face-to-face tutorials and seminars. The online element facilitates the learning in tandem with the distance-education, hard copy materials and periodic classroom contact. Students will be required to attend seminars on average one Saturday per month. Seminars will be held on a revolving basis at NUI Galway, UL, and UCC.

Modules on offer include:

  • Managing Innovation
  • Information Systems and Software Management
  • Managing Technology Projects
  • Product Design and Development
  • Innovation and Technology Transfer
  • Marketing Technology Products
  • Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Finance and Capital
  • Thesis
  • People and Strategic Management
  • Strategy and Management of Technology
  • People Management for Technology Organisations
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Lean Tools and Techniques
  • Six Sigma

Applications and selections

Application forms and further application details are found on the programme website at

Requirements and assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the semester and a formal examination at the end of each semester. A selection of assignments will be group orientated. The thesis module will be assessed completely by continuous assessment and is ideally based upon a project carried out within the student’s own organisation.

Find out more

Dr. Niamh Nolan
Adult and Continuing Education Office
NUI Galway
T +353 91 493746

PAC code

Not applicable

Fees for this course

For updated details contact:

Dr. Niamh Nolan
Adult and Continuing Education Office
NUI Galway
T +353 91 493746