Course Overview

The blended learning Master of Science in Technology Management programme provides students 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 R&D processes, enabling students and companies to gain competitive advantage through their technology. The programme is delivered in association with the University of Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC) under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA).

The programme aims to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the increasingly important area of technology management.
  • Build the management and leadership capabilities of companies and individuals in this area. 
  • Enable graduates to facilitate organisational change and sustainable improvements at the enterprise level through competitive work systems and effective knowledge management.

Applications and Selections

Applications will open in April 2018

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

The Masters programme runs over two academic years (four semesters) on a part-time basis.   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 orientated. The thesis module 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 delivered using a blended learning approach. This means that students can study at their own pace using a combination of distance/online materials, as well as attending face-to-face tutorials, seminars and study groups where they meet up with fellow students.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a primary honours degree or equivalent and have at least five years of industrial 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 Commericalisation. On successful completion of either of these programmes, with an average grade 2.1 honours or higher, students may progress to the MSc Technology Management with credit for related modules.

Additional Requirements


2 years, part-time

Next start date

August 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

August 2018

NFQ level


Mode of study

Blended learning

ECTS weighting




PAC code

Course Outline

Delivered on a part-time basis over four semesters, the programme will include 10 taught modules and one year-long research (thesis) module in year 2 of the programme.

Year 1 Modules

  • Managing Innovation
  • Product Design and Development
  • Strategy & Management of Technology
  • Managing Technology Projects
  • Technology Finance and Capital

Choose one elective module from the following:

  • People Management for Technology Organisations
  • Six Sigma

 Year 2 Modules

  • Innovation and Technology Transfer
  • Marketing Technology Products
  • Information Systems and Software Management
  • 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 the AUA website for further details.

Module details for part-time  FYC07 / TC1

Module details for part-time TC2

Module details for part-time, direct entry TC3

Module details for part-time, direct entry TC4

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

A wide range of career opportunities is open to graduates of the programme in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy. The programme is suited to a variety of industry sectors including services, biotechnology, manufacturing and healthcare and will benefit those working in the public sector.

Who’s Suited to This Course

The programme is designed for managers, technical specialists, engineers or those responsible for managing technologies within their organisations. The programme content explores topics such as innovation and entrepreneurship and the use of new and emerging technologies in a variety of sectors. A wide range of career opportunities are open to graduates of the programme in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy.

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,900 p.a.

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€8,400 p.a.


 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. Please download the 2017_18 Fees Scholarship Form for more information.

Find out More

 Niamh Nolan

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
NUI Galway
Tel: 091 493746

What Our Students Say


David Ronan |   Past Student

All technology management positions are different and require specialist skills to deliver success. Learning the right attitude to managing innovation as well as gaining the skills to be able to interpret the metrics used to manage complex technical resources was vital to me. This course gave me the knowledge to approach medical device R&D management with fresh insight and up-to-date tools which had practical applications in the workplace. The content was well presented, carefully compiled and delivered in a way that allowed me to apply it in the workplace as I was covering the material, testing the practical aspects of the knowledge as I learned it. The blended learning approach meant that the course work never overwhelmed me and I could plan for assignments and exams well in advance. The support from the lecturers and course administrators was constant and the online portion ensured my focus was maintained throughout the course. The knowledge I gained is used every day, it has allowed me to make real advances in my career.