Potential candidates seeking admission to the course will hold a minimum 2.2 award in an honours bachelor degree in science, engineering or technology. Business graduates are not eligible to apply. A suitable candidate, who is not a graduate, but is a graduate member of, for example, the Institute of Engineers of Ireland, or of equivalent status in a similar professional engineering or scientific Institution, may be eligible for consideration for admission.
Potential candidates who do not have the above qualification or accreditation, but have achieved some third level qualifications and have extensive practical experience many be considered a non-standard entrant to the programme.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our post-graduate courses, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study application will be assessed based on your academic grades and may take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.
This conversion course is targeted at science, engineering and technology graduates who have an interest in developing an innovation, management and commercial perspective on technology, and/or who wish to pursue management careers in a technology focussed industry.
Innovation and Technology are key drivers of competitive advantage and long-term success for companies in today’s global knowledge economy. This programme aims to meet an important skills gap identified in Irish industries, by providing opportunities for technology, science and engineering graduates to develop a broad set of business, management, innovation and commercialisation tools. Upon completion of the course the graduate will emerge as a technology leader with a strategic perspective on organisational issues and challenges.
In this context the programme objectives are as follows:
- Provide perspectives, concepts, and tools to anticipate challenges and seize opportunities presented by global technological change
- Provide graduates from different functional areas and perspectives with an understanding of the nature and process of technological innovation
- Develop a common business language so managers and technologists can work together on technological processes within their organisation
- Understand international and cross-cultural management perspectives and processes vis-à-vis technology development and innovation
- Understand and integrate the commercialisation of technology and management of business operations
- Utilise the linkages between technologies and organisational strategies to create value for the customer and competitive advantage for the organisation
- Develop an understanding of the innovative and competitive value that can be achieved through better supply chain management, outsourcing and business partnerships
- Develop the knowledge and skill set required to manage development projects.
- Finance for Management Decision Makers
- Technology Management
- Innovation Management
- Strategic Entrepreneurship
- Strategic Management
- Understanding & Leading Organisations
- Project Management
- Operations Management
- Business Research Methods
- Strategic Supplier Management (including outsourcing)
- Professional Development Module
- Group Applied Consultancy Project
* please note: modules/programme subject to change