Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £11,090 (FT)
- £25,140 (FT)
A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or management, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates must also meet UCL’s English language proficiency requirements.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Students learn about the challenges and opportunities of working with new and legacy technology, and are introduced to key concepts such as technology maturity, lifecycles, risk, reliability and resilience. Systems and strategic thinking is promoted throughout, and the importance of the enterprise context. The research elements aim to instil a deep knowledge of at least one area of technology management with industrial relevance.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four core taught modules (60 credits), two optional taught modules (30 credits) and three research modules (90 credits).
- Business Environment
- Lifecycle Management
- Risk, Reliability, Resilience
- Technology Strategy
- Students choose two from the following:
- Defence Systems
- Environmental Systems*
- Project Management*
- Rail Systems
- Responsible Science and Innovation*
- Spacecraft Systems
- Systems Design
- Systems, Society and Sustainability*
- *These modules are delivered by other UCL departments (subject to availability)
Students undertake a structured research programme comprising:
- Emerging Technology Review (group project, 15 credits)
- Technology Management Project Concept (15 credits)
- Technology Management Research Project (60 credits, including a 12,000-word dissertation)
Teaching and Learning
Teaching methods incorporate a mix of lectures and case study-based teaching, and groupwork, in which students will be challenged to come up with novel ideas, lead groups to innovative solutions and manage complex tasks under tight time pressure. Assessment is through coursework, examinations, written reports and presentations, and the dissertation.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £15,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
UCLse has strong links with companies in the aerospace, communications, construction, energy, transport and defence sectors and our Industrial Advisory Board ensures relevance to industry.
Typical career destinations might include:
- Graduate Systems Engineer (Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, GE, GDUK, SELEX, THALES, Ultra Electronics)
- Technology/Business Consultant (Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC).
Drawing on our experience of providing short training courses for industry (such as the Project Manager training courses we run for the European Space Agency) we will integrate a large amount of skills development into our teaching, including skills in communication, negotiation, leadership and motivation, decision-making, and managing complex, time-constrained tasks, all of which will be beneficial for future careers.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme blends general principles of management with technology-focused teaching and integrates aspects of systems engineering and project management; the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory has nearly fifty years’ experience of developing cutting-edge spacecraft technology, and the programme content builds on research conducted by the Technology Management Group at MSSL in these areas.
The programme contains two compulsory modules relevant to leadership and entrepreneurship (Technology Strategy, and Business Environment). These modules will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to lead new technology-driven enterprises.
The curriculum has an international focus, with case studies from major technology companies around the world including Apple, Samsung and Lenovo. A number of industrial visits are anticipated and this ‘real world’ exposure to organisations will help contextualise the theory and techniques learnt.
Student / staff ratios › 66 staff including 42 postdocs › 52 taught students › 49 research students
Department: Space & Climate Physics
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The Technology Management MSc is ideal for motivated students who want to build on a good first degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject and develop their management skills before embarking upon a career with an engineering or technology company.
- All applicants
- 1 June 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Technology Management at graduate level
- why you want to study Technology Management at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree