Course Overview

The course will assist you in developing a knowledge and understanding of the increasingly important area of technology management, building your management and leadership capabilities in this area, and enabling you 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. This will enhance their benefit for the company and the student.

The course 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 and UCC.

Important: There are several scholarships & funding options available for this course—see course fees for more information.

Applications and Selections

Applications are now closed for 2021. Applications for part-time courses will reopen in April 2022.

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Applications System. This course is listed under Adult Learning & CPD Courses Application.

Please visit our How to Apply page for Application tips and Supporting Documents information.

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Each module is assessed individually by a range of assignments throughout the semester. A selection of these assignments will be group based. Ideally assessment elements and projects will be based on data, topics and situations from the student’s own working life. There are no formal sit-down exams.


Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a primary honours degree, minimum H2.2 or equivalent, and at least five years' of relevant 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 Commercialisation. On successful completion of either of these courses with an average grade of 2.1 honours, students may apply for the MSc in Technology Management with exemptions.

Additional Requirements


2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

Applications will open in April 2022 and places will be offered on a rolling basis. The final application deadline is 25 July 2022.

NFQ level

Mode of study

Blended Learning

ECTS weighting




Course code


Course Outline

The course aims to develop your knowledge of product innovation, technology transfer and R&D processes, enabling you and companies to gain competitive advantage through technologies. It is offered under a collaborative agreement between University College Cork and NUI Galway. Delivered on a part-time basis over four semesters, the course includes taught modules and a year-long research (thesis) module in Year Two of the course.

  • Managing Innovation (5 ECTS)
  • User Centred Design (5 ECTS)
  • Marketing Technology Products (5 ECTS)
  • Innovation & Technology Transfer (5 ECTS)
  • Data Analysis for Process and Product Development (5 ECTS)
  • Strategy & Management of Technology (10 ECTS)
  • Managing Technology Projects (5 ECTS)
  • Technology, Finance and Capital (5 ECTS)
  • Technology Innovations & Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
  • People Management for Technology Organisations (10 ECTS)
  • Thesis (30 ECTS)
See full module descriptions below.
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Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The course is designed for managers, technical specialists, engineers or those responsible for managing technologies within their organisations. A range of career opportunities are open to graduates in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy. As the course is delivered on a part-time basis, the majority of students are in full-time employment or actively seeking employment while studying.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,837 p.a.*

Fees: Tuition

€7,732 p.a.

Fees: Student levy

€105 p.a.

Fees: Non EU

€8,337 p.a.**


*Next Level Skillnet Funding available for this course (40% fees subsidy)

**Note to non-EU students: learn about the 24-month Stayback Visa here.

Find out More

Niamh Nolan
T: +353 91 493 746

What Our Students Say


John Murphy |   Graduate

This course gave me the opportunity to “put theory behind 25 years of practice”, where the content and associated examples resonated with me from my working experience. I gained the confidence to aim higher in my career and was successful in achieving a global leadership executive role in General Electric, positioning me in the top 2% of 350K plus employees. I had the privilege to collaborate with many excellent MSc colleagues, some of which I am now fortunate to call friends. I have since branched out as a solopreneur in courageous leadership development, strategic transformational business consulting and executive coaching. I utilise and share many of the insights and best practices learnt during the course and from my career to “help business owners and leaders who have a problem that they want to do something about and where I’m the right fit”. For anyone whose considering personal and/or professional business development I can highly recommend this course or similar courses within this institution, as I know from personal experience that the achievement of your goals is how they measure success. Take the first step now to achieve your true potential.

David Ronan |   MSc Graduate

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.


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