MSc Technology Management
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. It is offered under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA), which is a collaborative agreement between UCC, UL and NUI Galway and involves all three universities working on a number of joint projects in the training, education and R&D area.
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.
Who is this course intended for?
The programme is designed for managers, technical specialists, engineers or those responsible for managing technologies within their organisations. The programme content explores topics such as innovation and entrepreneurship and the use of new and emerging technologies in a variety of sectors. A wide range of career opportunities are open to graduates of the programme in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy.
Applicants are expected to hold a primary honours degree or equivalent and have at least five years of industrial experience. Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management or the Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commericalisation. On successful completion of either of these programmes, students may apply for entry to the MSc Technology Management with exemptions.
2 years, part-time
Next start date: September 2012
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: Unlimited
NFQ level: 9
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.
1. Managing Innovation
2. Information Systems and Software Management
3. Managing Technology Projects
4. Product Design and Development
5. Innovation and Technology Transfer
6. Marketing Technology Products
7. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
8. Technology Finance and Capital
9. Thesis (30 ECTS)
Plus any two Elective Modules from the following groupings
1. People and Strategic Management
Strategy & Management of Technology
People Management for Technology Organisations
2. Lean & Six Sigma
Lean Tools & Techniques
3. Process and Product Improvement
Process and Product Modelling
Problem Solving and Improvement Methodologies
Modular Learning: if students wish to register for an individual module(s) for the purpose of continuing professional development credit or to update their existing skills or knowledge, they may do so on a modular credit basis. Check out the AUA website on www.aua.ie for further details
Applications and selections
Application forms are available on www.aua.ie. Return completed applications to the AUA Programme Coordinator. Closing date for receipt of applications is late June of the year in which the programme is offered
A number of free training places are available for unemployed students.
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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.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €7,900
"...The MSc in Technology Management offered both flexibility and structure by setting out a clear timetable from the very start of year 1, which outlined the content of the modules and the examination methods. Module assessment enabled me to analyse and improve on everyday work practices, in addition to opening discussions with company employees and managers. The overall course content was sufficiently comprehensive to greatly help me s set up my own technology led company..."