MSc Technology Management
The MSc in Technology Management is a blended-learning Masters programme. It provides participants with an insight into the role of technology management within the Irish and international economy. The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge of product innovation, technology transfer, and research & development processes, thus enabling participants and companies to gain competitive advantage through their technology.
How will I benefit?
The programme provides you with lecture material on strategy, policy (both national and international), recognised methodologies, skills and exploitation processes. Through an in-depth study of these areas, you will be able to make fully informed decisions relating to all aspects of technology and will be able to guide your company to exploit this technology effectively.
This course will assist students to:
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the increasingly important area of technology management
- Build their management and leadership capabilities in this area
- Enable them 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 to enhance their benefit to the company and to the student.
The Masters programme runs over two academic years (four semesters) on a part-time basis. Courses start in early September and finish with examinations in May of each year. In year two of the programme, students submit a thesis during the month of August and make a final presentation in September.
Seminars are offered on average once per month and when not in class, students have continuous contact with fellow students and their course tutor through the programme’s online learning portal. A draft programme delivery schedule can be found here: Draft Delivery Schedule 2015-17.
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. The online element facilitates the learning in tandem with the distance-education, hardcopy materials and periodic classroom contact. Students will be required to attend seminars on average once per month. Seminars will be held on a revolving basis at NUIG, UL and UCC.
Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the semester and a formal examination at the end of each semester. A selection of assignments will be group based. The thesis module in year two of the programme will be assessed completely by continuous assessment and is ideally based upon a project carried out within the student’s own organisation.
The programme is worth 90 ECTS credits in total. This includes ten taught modules worth five ECTS each in the first year of the programme and a Thesis worth 30 ECTS in the 2nd Year of the programme. Six courses are covered in year 1 while a further four courses and the thesis are covered during year 2 of the programme.
Module descriptions can be found here:
Year 1 Modules
- Product Design and Development
- Managing Innovation
- Managing Technology Projects
- Technology Finance and Capital
- Strategy & Management of Technology
Choose one elective module from the following:
- People Management for Technology Organisations
- Six Sigma
Year 2 Modules
- Information Systems and Software Management
- Marketing Technology Products
- Innovation and Technology Transfer
- Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
If students wish to register for an individual module for the purposes of continuing professional development credit or updating their skills and knowledge, they may do so on a modular credit basis. Prospective students should check out the modular learning section of this website.
Graduates of the programme will be able to guide their companies to exploit technology more effectively. In so doing, it is expected that graduates will aspire to the highest level of management.
“The MSc in Technology Management offered both flexibility and structure by setting out a clear timetable from the very start of year 1, which outlined the content of the modules and the examination methods. Module assessment enabled me to analyse and improve on every day work practices, in addition to opening discussions with company employees and managers. The overall course content was sufficiently comprehensive to greatly help me set-up my own technology led company”.
Gavan O Sullivan
Managing Director – Nortev Limited
The fees for the programme are 7,900 euros per annum.
This fee includes:
- Examination & Tutor Fees
- Course Materials
- Meals/Refreshments during seminars at the distance learning locations
Prospective students on the following allowances may be eligible for a 30% reduction in fees:
- Jobseekers benefit
- Jobseekers allowance
- One-parent family allowance
- Disability allowance
- Social insurance contribution credits
A separate scholarship application form applies and is available in the Apply Online section of this site.
This course has been approved by ULearning Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 20% for students whose company is a member of the ULearning Skillnet Network. There are also free places available for students who are unemployed and meet the required criteria by ULearning Skillnet.
Please note that there are only a limited number of subsidies available for both employed and unemployed students. Please visit www.ulearning.ie for further information.
Applicants are normally expected to hold a primary honours degree (minimum H2.2), or equivalent and have at least 5 years of relevant industrial experience.
Alternative Entry Route
Candidates who do not meet the Entry Requirements for the MSc may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management or the Post-graduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation.
Students who successfully complete their Post-graduate Diploma with an average grade of 2.1 honours may apply for the MSc Technology Management with exemptions.
English Language Requirements
All applicants, whose first language is not English, or who have not been educated through the medium of English language during their two most recent years of study, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language.
- IELTS – 6.5* (*with not less than 5.5 in any component)
- TOEFL (IBT) – 92
- TOEFL (PBT) – 580
- TOEFL (CBT) – 240
Language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of your programme.
Your next step in participating in the MSc Technology Management is to complete an online application form. You will find this form in the download section in the Applications Forms section of this website.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis via our system of Offer Rounds to facilitate decision making and early notification to applicants throughout the year. Applications will open on April 10, 2017.
If you have any queries on your application contact one of the programme co-ordinators by using the Contact Us Form and indicating which programme you are interested in.
All applications are processed by:
University College Cork
t: 021 4903980
f: 021 4276648
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis via our system of Offer Rounds to facilitate decision making and early notification to applicants throughout the year. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Round 1 Sunday, May 28, 2017
Round 2 Sunday, June 25, 2017
Round 3 Monday, August 7, 2017
Applications will continue to be reviewed during the summer months if there are still places available. If the programme becomes filled in early rounds, as early offers are accepted, applications will be closed therefore you are encouraged to apply early.