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Research & Innovation - Applied

Why Choose This Course?
The course is designed for students who want to gain employment in the area of research but is equally suited to those who wish to build research skills for application in their current work environments. The course provides a strong foundation for further post-graduate study, particularly for PhD research.

What is this programme about?
The capacity of a business to innovate through new or improved products and services is fundamental to its competitive and commercial success. The objective of this programme is to cultivate an integrated professional skillset in graduates (science, engineering, design, computing, and business) for the effective management of the innovation process through the development of strategic, research-led and knowledge transfer capabilities.

You will learn how new products and services are created and how they get to market as well as how innovation is managed in different types of organisation. The programme is designed to connect, integrate and embed research activity within regional small and medium enterprises and to meet an identified skills gap within that sector.

The programme will facilitate learners to explore their own interests in an active and practical way through undertaking research projects with local companies. You will experience what it means to carry out research and how to develop real life scenarios for organisations by working in a project-based way to apply the knowledge acquired through the modules.

The teaching and learning approach on this programme is structured around the supervision of research projects supported by workshops and seminars. This makes it a uniquely practice focused master’s degree aimed at one of the key drivers of competitive advantage in today’s knowledge based economy.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
• Analyse the current innovative performance of an organisation;

• Work with a range of innovation management skills;

• Utilise a research and enquiry based approach to business problems;

• Analyse and resolve problems across a range of competing demands and disciplines/industry function perspectives;

• Understand and facilitate project delivery.

What is this programme about?
The capacity of a business to innovate through new or improved products and services is fundamental to its competitive and commercial success. The objective of this programme is to cultivate an integrated professional skillset in graduates (science, engineering, design, computing, and business) for the effective management of the innovation process through the development of strategic, research-led and knowledge transfer capabilities.

You will learn how new products and services are created and how they get to market as well as how innovation is managed in different types of organisation. The programme is designed to connect, integrate and embed research activity within regional small and medium enterprises and to meet an identified skills gap within that sector.

The programme will facilitate learners to explore their own interests in an active and practical way through undertaking research projects with local companies. You will experience what it means to carry out research and how to develop real life scenarios for organisations by working in a project based way to apply the knowledge acquired through the modules.

The teaching and learning approach on this programme is structured around the supervision of research projects supported by workshops and seminars. This makes it a uniquely practice focused master’s degree aimed at one of the key drivers of competitive advantage in today’s knowledge based economy.

Why choose this course?
The course is designed for students who want to gain employment in the area of research but is equally suited to those who wish to build research skills for application in their current work environments. The course provides a strong foundation for further postgraduate study, particularly for PhD research.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

• Analyse the current innovative performance of an organisation;

• Work with a range of innovation management skills;

• Utilise a research and enquiry based approach to business
problems;

• Analyse and resolve problems across a range of competing demands and disciplines/industry function perspectives;

• Understand and facilitate project delivery.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
An Honours degree (2.1 or above in a An Honours degree (ideally a 2.1 or above) or equivalent.

All applicants will be required to provide a personal statement and attend an interview as part of the entry requirement for this programme

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Duration

1 Year Full Time - 2 Years Part Time

1 Day per month

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Institute of Technology Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Carlow.
Tel: 059 9175280
Fax: 059 9175005
Email: lll@itcarlow.ie
Web: www.itcarlow.ie/lll

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Awarded by IT Carlow

Exam Information
Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable, be examined in week beginning 12th December 2016. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable, be examined in May 2017.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 19th August 2016

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 26th August 2016

Course fee

FEES FOR 2016-17 €5,500 - 1 Year

Full-time €2,750 per year - 2 Year Part-time (Total €5,500)

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation Saturday 10th September 2016

Courses Commence
Monday 12th September 2016

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