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Technology Commercialisation

Your course
The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation is to enhance Ireland’s expertise in Technology Commercialisation and develop the next generation of technology entrepreneurs. It will provide you with information and guidance on business planning, securing project finance and bringing new technologies, products and services to market. Modules include Innovation & Technology Transfer, Marketing Technology Products, Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Technology Finance & Capital, industry seminars and a capstone project.

The programme is delivered in association with the University of Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC), with the location of Saturday workshops (approximately monthly) rotating between the three universities.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Candidates must have a first or second class honours degree at undergraduate level in any discipline, with three years’ work experience; or an ordinary or third class honours degree with five years’ work experience; or a recognised professional qualification with five years’ work experience.


1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course work in both private and public sector organisations in the area of research and development of new technologies, with a specific focus on commercialisation and marketing activities. The course is also suitable for those who have a business idea and wish to avail of an opportunity to explore its potential through a structured course.

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma with an average grade of 2.1 honours may apply for the MSc in Technology Management with exemptions.

Further enquiries

Niamh Nolan
T: +353 91 493 746


1. Flexible learning: the programme is delivered using a blended approach, that is, a combination of distance/online learning materials combined with face-to-face tutorials and seminars.

2. Peer learning and professional networking: as this is an executive education course, participants will learn from each other and benefit from the high level and diverse experiences of fellow students.

3. Experience different campuses: students attend seminars approximately one Saturday per month, on a rotating basis, at NUI Galway, UL and UCC.

Application date

Closing Date: 5 August 2018

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