Course Overview

Given the fast evolving and increasingly complex environment we live and work in, it is becoming increasingly important for strategic leaders to engage with technology. This trend can only increase as technologies become ubiquitous in all aspects of business and our day to day lives.

The MSc in Technology Management is focused on the development of leaders who can leverage the potential of technology to drive strategic initiatives and innovative approaches. At its core is people centred design and decisions. It focuses on the potential of technology to improve people’s lives by; optimising operations and processes and freeing up people to do what they are best at; enabling new thinking and new approaches; developing innovative products, processes and services that improve health, communication, sustainability, learning, research, safety, prosperity and that enrich lives.

The course is delivered over two years by blended learning, including online, distance and face to face elements. It is jointly delivered with the University of Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC). There are Saturday workshops and seminars approximately once per month which rotate between the three campuses. The course commences on the first Saturday in September each year.

Applications and Selections

Applications are now closed for 2018/19 academic year.

An application fee of €30 applies, payable by debit or credit card.

Course quotas will be reviewed during the application period, at the dates indicated below. As courses may fill before the final deadline you are advised to apply as early as possible.

Application review dates:  Sunday 13 May 2018  |  Sunday 24 June 2018  |  Sunday 29 July 2018

IMPORTANT: You must upload supporting documentation as listed below with your application. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

  • Official qualifications and exam results (transcripts) of your highest qualification to date and any other relevant awards. Applicants who are yet to graduate must upload transcripts on receipt
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your passport or birth certificate
  • Evidence of English language competency for non-native speakers. See English language competency requirements for details

 

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

The course is delivered over two years by blended learning, including online, distance and face to face elements. This means that students can study where and when they choose, as well as attending workshops and seminars where they meet up with fellow students and tutors. As students are professionals in a variety of fields, peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities are exceptional.

Modules are largely assessed by continuous assessment with only 3 of the 14 modules having formal exams. Many assignments are project and team based, reflecting the prevailing working approach in technology driven organisations. The learning activities, discussions and assessments can be based directly on your work or apply to your role, use your company data, and address the scenarios you come across in your professional life. A thesis module is carried out over a full year and is ideally based on a project carried out in your own organisation. This approach allows for truly useful, transformative learning.

The programme is jointly delivered with the University of Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC) under the umbrella of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA) and the workshops rotate between the three campuses. The course commences on the first Saturday in September each year, subject to minimum numbers.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

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, with an average grade 2.1 honours or higher, students may progress to the MSc Technology Management with credit for related modules.

Additional Requirements

Duration

2 years, part-time

Next start date

September

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

Unlimited

Closing Date

Next start date

September

NFQ level

9

Mode of study

Blended Learning

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

PAC code

Course Outline

Delivered on a part-time basis over four semesters, the course will include 10 taught modules and one year-long research (thesis) module in year 2 of the course.

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
  • Thesis

Modular Learning: If students wish to register for an individual module for the purposes of continuing professional development (CPD) credit or updating their skills and knowledge, they may do so on a modular credit basis. 

Prospective students should check out the modular learning section of the AUA website www.aua.ie for further details.

Module details for part-time  FYC07 / TC1

Module details for part-time TC2

Module details for part-time, direct entry TC3

Module details for part-time, direct entry TC4

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

A wide range of career opportunities is open to graduates of the course in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy. The course is suited to a variety of industry sectors including services, biotechnology, manufacturing and healthcare and will benefit those working in the public sector.

Who’s Suited to This Course

The course is designed for managers, technical specialists, engineers or those responsible for managing technologies within their organisations. The course 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 course in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy.

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,900 p.a.

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€8,400 p.a.
NEW - September 2018: In collaboration with the 30% Club, we are delighted to announce that we are offering a scholarship for the MSc in Technology Management. Find out more...

A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Please download the 2018_19 Fees Scholarship Form for more information.

Find out More

Niamh Nolan

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns' Island, NUI Galway, Galway
Tel: 091 493746
Email: niamh.nolan@nuigalway.ie

Aisling Monahan
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns' Island, NUI Galway, Galway 
Tel: 091 495698
Email: aisling.monahan@nuigalway.ie

www.aua.ie


What Our Students Say

David

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.