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Technology Management (MSc)
The blended learning Master of Science in Technology Management programme provides students with an insight into the role of technology management within the Irish and international economy. 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 technology. The programme is delivered in association with the University of Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC) under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA).
The programme aims to:
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the increasingly important area of technology management.
- Build the management and leadership capabilities of companies and individuals in this area.
- Enable graduates to facilitate organisational change and sustainable improvements at the enterprise level through competitive work systems and effective knowledge management.
Applications and Selections
Applications closed for 2016
We advise you to apply early as applications will be reviewed and decisions sent to applicants in April, May and July.
For further information on the course please visit the AUA website.
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
The Masters programme runs over two academic years (four semesters) on a part-time basis. 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.
The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach. This means that students can study at their own pace using a combination of distance/online materials, as well as attending face-to-face tutorials, seminars and study groups where they meet up with fellow students.
2 years, part-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
Sunday 31-July 2016
See AUA webpage for offer rounds/closing date.
Next start date
Mode of study
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 2 of the programme.
Year 1 Modules
- Managing Innovation
- Product Design and Development
- Strategy & Management of Technology
- Managing Technology Projects
- Technology Finance and Capital
Choose one elective module from the following:
- People Management for Technology Organisations
- Six Sigma
Year 2 Modules
- Innovation and Technology Transfer
- Marketing Technology Products
- Information Systems and Software Management
- Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Modular Learning: If students wish to register for an individual module for the purposes of continuing professional development credit or updating their skills and knowledge, they may do so on a modular credit basis.
Why Choose This Course?
Who’s Suited to This Course
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following: Job-seekers Benefit, Job-seekers Allowance, One-parent family allowance, Disability allowance, Community Employment Scheme or signing for social insurance contribution credits. Please download the 2016_2017 Scholarship Form for more information.
What Our Students Say
David Ronan | Past Student
All technology management positions are different and require specialist skills to deliver success. Learning the right attitude to managing innovation as well as gaining the skills to be able to interpret the metrics used to manage complex technical resources was vital to me. This course gave me the knowledge to approach medical device R&D management with fresh insight and up-to-date tools which had practical applications in the workplace. The content was well presented, carefully compiled and delivered in a way that allowed me to apply it in the workplace as I was covering the material, testing the practical aspects of the knowledge as I learned it. The blended learning approach meant that the course work never overwhelmed me and I could plan for assignments and exams well in advance. The support from the lecturers and course administrators was constant and the online portion ensured my focus was maintained throughout the course. The knowledge I gained is used every day, it has allowed me to make real advances in my career.