MSc Technology Management

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. It is offered under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA), which is a collaborative agreement between UCC, UL and NUI Galway and involves all three universities working on a number of joint projects in the training, education and R&D area.

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.

Who is this course intended for?

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.

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, students may apply for entry to the MSc Technology Management with exemptions.

Additional requirements


Duration: 2 years, part-time

Next start date: 29th August, 2015

ECTS weighting: 90

Average intake: Unlimited

Closing date: Please refer to the offer rounds/closing dateAUA webpage.

NFQ level: 9

Mode of study: Blended learning

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.

Applications and selections

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year.  You must apply before 29th June, 2015, we advise you to apply early as applications will be reviewed and decisions sent to applicants in April, May and July. Submit your online application


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

- Social Insurance Contribution Credits

- Community Employment Scheme

Fee Scholarship Application form 2014-2015

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.

Find out more

Niamh Nolan

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

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €7,900 p.a.
Non-EU (Total): €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 - see section titled "Applications and selections" below for further details.


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Current students

Gavan O'Sullivan

"...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 everyday work practices, in addition to opening discussions with company employees and managers. The overall course content was sufficiently comprehensive to greatly help me s set up my own technology led company..."

Past student

Jacqueline Humphries

“This masters programme has much to commend it. In particular I found the application of theory to real company case studies developed my own critical thinking and facilitated the transfer of that knowledge to my own work and performance. The work was challenging, yet always interesting”.