MSc Technology Management

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Course Code: F36 Course Level: Postgraduate Subject Area: Engineering, Technology and Design Course Qualification: Degree This course is available for study in: Globally

What you will learn

The MSc offers both a ‘research’ route and a ‘professional’ route to the MSc. If you need a more professionally-oriented qualification you can take The MSc professional project (T847) (30 credits). If you prefer a more research-oriented MSc, you can take the 60-credit MSc research course (T802). Both offer a rigorous approach to solving complex real world problems and offer essential skills for systematically and successfully addressing technology management issues in your own organi…

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Course Code: F36 Course Level: Postgraduate Subject Area: Engineering, Technology and Design Course Qualification: Degree This course is available for study in: Globally

What you will learn

The MSc offers both a ‘research’ route and a ‘professional’ route to the MSc. If you need a more professionally-oriented qualification you can take The MSc professional project (T847) (30 credits). If you prefer a more research-oriented MSc, you can take the 60-credit MSc research course (T802). Both offer a rigorous approach to solving complex real world problems and offer essential skills for systematically and successfully addressing technology management issues in your own organisation and wider contexts. T802's longer study allows more depth and develops your academic research skills further. Both modules provide an excellent platform for further research studies.

The effective management of technology is essential if all the potential benefits for individuals and organisations are to be realised. Technology has the capability to transform products and processes and can make a huge contribution to organisational performance and even to national well-being. Technology managers need to make complex decisions associated with identification and evaluation of technologies, developing new or improved products and processes and integrating technology with other business processes, and to manage change required by technology implementation. There is an increasing demand across public, private and not-for-profit sectors for people with the vision and the operational and strategic capability to plan, develop and manage technology effectively.

This MSc will provide you with the knowledge and skills critical to making the right decisions about technology acquisition, exploitation and implementation, and to really make a difference to your organisation, and your own professional development. The modules studied as part of your postgraduate certificate and diploma are designed to progressively develop your knowledge and skills. Certificate study focuses on the operational aspects of managing technological change and the diploma’s emphasis is on the strategic management of technology. The MSc involves in depth investigation of a technology management topic or problem of your choice.

Throughout your studies you have opportunities to apply your learning to your own particular technology context and so add value to your career and your workplace while you are studying. The modules are designed to be relevant whatever your personal background and experience – the knowledge and skills taught can be applied to all types of technology and all economic sectors. If technology is a significant success factor in your organisation or role then technology management is relevant to you. Our students are drawn from a very wide range of backgrounds including IT, manufacturing, healthcare, defence, financial services, local and national government services.

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Time required and cost

To achieve the MSc Technology Management you must successfully gain 180 credits. These credits are made up of the Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management and 60 credits from either the Research route or the Professional route to qualification shown below. You have a maximum of seven years to complete this qualification.

For details on module costs please see the tables at the bottom of this page. The total cost of the qualification depends on the modules studied. As a guide the total fee for 2012/13 academic year ranged from £9,945 to £13,590

NB: Prices and modules shown below are subject to change.

Career impact

You will develop a range of job-related and transferable skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, and the ability to cope with rapid technological change. The capabilities in research and problem-solving developed can be exploited in all professional situations at all management levels.

Key dates

Please see the tables shown at the bottom of this page.

Entry requirements

To study for this masters degree course you must hold a bachelors degree from a UK university, or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level. You must also hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management.

You will also need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.

Classification of course

On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded an MSc in Technology Management entitling you to use the letters MSc (Tech Mgmt) (Open) after your name.

Credits

For information on Credits, click here.

Regulations

As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the following regulations:

  • Student Regulations
  • Module Regulations
  • General Qualification Regulations
  • MSc Technology Management
  • Schedule B to the Qualification Regulations.

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