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MSc in Technology Management

From September 2014 we will offer a new full-time MSc in Technology Management designed for motivated students who want to build on a good first degree in engineering, science or management to develop a career in engineering management or technology management.

Further Information

To find out more about the programme including how to apply, please visit the UCL Centre for Systems Engineering website.

The Technology Management Group of UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory and UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) have pooled our expertise in spacecraft engineering, project management and systems engineering and our links with companies in the aerospace, communications, construction, energy, transport and defence sectors to develop an exciting new MSc (masters) programme.

The MSc is a full-time, 1-year programme. 180-credits must be obtained by completing six taught modules (90 credits) and three research elements (90 credits).

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Students must take 4 Core Modules and choose 2 Optional Modules. Each taught module is worth 15 credits and is assessed through a 3500-word assignment and a 1.5 hour exam.

Core Modules

Optional Modules

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*Module delivered in partnership with UCL Department of Management Science and Innovation

**Module delivered in partnership with UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies: subject to availability

***Module delivered in partnership with UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering: subject to availability

In addition to the taught modules, students will complete three 'research' elements:

  • An Emerging Technology Review (group project, 15 credits)
  • A Technology Management Project Concept (individual project, 15 credits)
  • A Technology Management Research Project (major individual project with dissertation, 60 credits)

Each research element is assessed through a written report and a presentation.

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Our courses will help students to:

  • Understand technology development lifecycle options and processes
  • Select the best technologies and find the right balance between novelty and risk
  • Be aware of the context within which technology is developed including the economic and organisational constraints
  • Develop key management skills such as leadership, decision-making and communication
  • Understand important concepts such as value, strategy, innovation and intellectual property
  • Produce compelling business plans for new technology
  • Forecast how new technology will develop using scenarios and technology roadmaps
  • Manage risk and create reliable and resilient systems
  • Conduct novel research in areas of interest through extensive projects
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