• Delivered via blended learning
  • Focusing on product innovation, technology tranfers and R&D
  • Industry focused, applied learning
  • Buidling students leadership and management skills


August, 2020

Applications are open for the academic year 2020-2021


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.

Learning Objectives

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 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.

Blended 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. 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,and UCC.


Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the 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, 8 worth five ECTS each and 2 worth 10 ECTS each and a Thesis worth 30 ECTS in the 2nd Year of the programme. Six modules are covered in year 1 while a further four modules and the thesis are covered during year 2 of the programme.

Module descriptions can be found here:

Year 1 Modules

  • User Centred Design
  • Managing Innovation
  • Managing Technology Projects
  • Technology Finance and Capital
  • Strategy & Management of Technology
  • People Management for Technology Organisations

Year 2 Modules

  • Data Analysis for Product and Process Development
  • Marketing Technology Products
  • Innovation and Technology Transfer
  • Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Thesis

Modular Learning

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.

Student Testimonial

“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:

  • Registration
  • Examination & Tutor Fees
  • Course Materials
  • Meals/Refreshments during seminars at the distance learning locations


Scholarship and Funding:

MSc in Technology Management Scholarship


After a successful launch last year, the Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development at NUI Galway is delighted to announce, that it will again be supporting the development of female leadership in the technology sector, by offering scholarships to eligible women. This year there will be two scholarships available for the MSc in Technology Management, starting in September 2020. The scholarships aim to advance female leadership and increase diversity in technology organisations and all high-tech environments.

Each scholarship is valued at €7,900, which is 50% of the fee for the MSc in Technology Management, and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will open on Monday 1st April 2020 and will be accepted until 30th June 2020. The scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the 30% Club. 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 mechanisms being employed to achieve this is by supporting women to undertake postgraduate technology courses. Further details on this scholarship are available here.



MSc Technology Management First Class Scholarship

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development at NUI Galway is offering a substantial scholarship for the MSc in Technology Management to those who have attained a first (1.1)in their undergraduate Level 8 degree. The scholarship provides a generous fee reduction of €4,740 (30%) off the full course fee of €15,800. A maximum of three scholarships may be awarded in this category for the coming academic year.

The award will be offered on the basis of a scholarship statement and interview. Scholarship statements should be submitted as part of your online MSc course application. As well as the standard application documentation you need to include a copy of your Scholarship Statement with your online application. You should also email a copy of your Scholarship Statement to techmanscholar@nuigalway.ie with the subject ‘First Class Scholarship’ in the email heading.

The closing date for First Class Scholarship applications is 30th June 2020.

Scholarship for Social Welfare Recipients

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development in NUI Galway offers a fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following: Job-seekers Benefit, Job-seekers Allowance, One-parent family allowance, Disability allowance, Community Employment Scheme or signing for social insurance contribution credits. A separate application form applies and is available in the Apply Online section on this site.


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.

2020/2021 applications are now open.

Entry Requirements
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