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
Scholarship and Funding:
MSc in Technology Management Scholarship
The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the 30% Club, are delighted to announce that they are offering a scholarship for the MSc in Technology Management. The scholarship aims to advance female leadership and executive representation in technology organisations.
The scholarship is valued at €15,800, which is the full fee for the MSc in Technology Management, and will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Globally, the 30% Club is establishing partnerships with Universities to rectify the under-representation of women at senior levels in organisations, particularly apparent in the technology sector. One of the mechanism being employed to achieve this is by supporting women to undertake postgraduate technology courses.
About the 30% Club Ireland
Launched in January 2015, the aim of the 30% Club Ireland is to achieve better gender balance and diversity at all levels in Irish businesses. The 30% Club is a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020. The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and in executive leadership roles not only encourages better leadership and governance, but contributes to improved company performance and promotes innovation. Further details on how to apply for this scholarship are available here.
Scholarship for Social Welfare Recipients
The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development in NUI Galway offers a scholarship scheme for unemployed applicants which subvents up to 30% of course fees. This scheme is designed for students who have recently become unemployed or on reduced working hours. Further details are provided on the application form linked below. Applicants must be in receipt of an offer of a place on an NUI Galway Adult Learning & Professional Development course for consideration and must subsequently register with NUI Galway.
Prospective students on the following allowances may be eligible for a 30% reduction in fees:
•One-parent family allowance
•Social insurance contribution credits
Scholarship Application Form – Unemployed Students
Next Level Skillnet Funding
This course has been approved by Next Level Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 20% for students whose company is a member of the Next Level Skillnet Network. There are also free places available for students who are unemployed and meet the required criteria by Next Leve Skillnet.
Please note that there are only a limited number of subsidies available for both employed and unemployed students. Please visit www.nextlevel.ie for further information.
Applications are closed for the 2018/2019 academic year.
2019/2020 applications will open in April, 2019
Applicants are 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.
IMPORTANT: You must upload supporting documentation as listed below with your application. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.
• Official qualification and exam results (transcripts) to date: required for your highest qualification to date and any relevant awards. Applicants who have still to graduate must submit/upload on receipt
• Curriculum vitae
• A copy of your passport or birth certificate
• Evidence of English language competency