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Technology Management

Who is this course for:
• Those responsible for managing technologies within their organisations
• Managers in technology-rich environments
• Technical specialists
• Lead developers
• Engineers

Course Profile
Aim
The MSc in Technology Management will assist managers or aspiring managers to develop their knowledge and understanding of the increasingly important area of technology management, while building their management and leadership capabilities for new or current roles. The course will develop students' knowledge of product and service innovation, process optimisation, technology transfer and R&D processes, enabling students and their companies to gain competitive advantage through their technologies.

Entry requirements

Special Entry Requirements
Applicants should hold a primary honours degree (minimum H2.2) or equivalent and have at least five years of relevant work 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. Students who successfully complete their Postgraduate Diploma with an average grade of 2.1 honours may apply for the MSc Technology Management with exemptions.

Duration

2 years, part-time.
Blended learning

Careers or further progression

What career or further study opportunities are there?
A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates 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, medical devices, biopharma, high-end manufacturing, finTech and healthcare. It will also benefit those working in service industries and the public sector.

Further enquiries

Aisling Monahan
Tel: 091 495698
email: techmgt@nuigalway.ie

Subjects taught

Content
The Masters normally runs over two years on a part-time basis. If required study may be extended into a further year without penalty. The course includes ten taught modules and one year-long research thesis in the second year. The modules include; Managing Innovation, User Centered Design, Improving Business Processes, Innovation & Technology Transfer, Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Managing Technology Projects, Information Systems & Software Management, Marketing Technology Products, Strategy & Management of Technology, Technology Finance & Capital, People Management for Technology Organisations and Six Sigma.

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

Assessment method

Assessment Modules are individually assessed by a combination of assignments during the semester and, in some cases, a written exam. A selection of assignments will be group based. The thesis module is ideally based upon a project carried out within the student's own organisation.

Application date

Visit www.aua.ie for application forms and further details.

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

Course fee

Fees: (per annum)
EU: €7,900 Non-EU: €8,400

Enrolment and start dates

Start date - September 2018

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