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Technology Commercialisation

Who is this course for:
• Those responsible for supporting technology commercialisation within their organisations
• R&D and business development managers
• Portfolio managers and patent specialists
• Product design and development engineers
• Potential entrepreneurs

Course Profile
The Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation aims to improve commercialising success and to up-skill the next generation of entrepreneurs. It will assist in the creation, marketing and adoption of emerging technologies. The course will assist managers, scientists and engineers to realise the potential of technological innovation and gain a greater understanding of the commercialisation process.

The course content will develop students' understanding of venture capital financing, the patenting process, business strategy, financial management, marketing and technology development. Students will participate in project activities on commercialisation opportunities and funding options available to an identified venture. In addition, this course will provide invaluable networking opportunities with individuals, companies and agencies involved in technology commercialisation.

Entry requirements

Special Entry Requirements
Candidates must have a first or second-class honours degree at undergraduate level in any discipline, along with three years of relevant industrial experience; or an ordinary or third-class honours degree with five years of relevant industrial experience; or a recognised professional qualification with five years of relevant industrial experience.


1 year part-time
Blended Learning

Careers or further progression

What career or further study opportunities are there?
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 students who have a business idea and wish 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 Technology Management with exemptions.

Further enquiries

Aisling Monahan
Tel: 091 495698

Subjects taught

Modules titles are varied and include the following subject areas:
1.Innovation and Technology Transfer
2.Marketing Technology Products
3.Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
4.Technology Finance and Capital
5.Company Project
6.Industry Seminars


The course is delivered in association with the University of Limerick and University College Cork, with the location of Saturday workshops (approximately monthly) alternating between the different Universities. The delivery model also includes online learning and distance learning elements

Assessment method

range of assignments during the semester. A selection of assignments will be group based. The project module is ideally carried out within the student's own organisation or based on an entrepreneurial business idea.

Application date

Apply online for the 2018/2019 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

Visit for application forms and further details.

Course fee

Fees: (per annum)
EU: €3,950 Non-EU: €4,450

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date - September

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