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MSc in Technology Management

Space Technology

About the programme

The Technology Management Group of UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) and UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) have pooled expertise to develop this exciting new full-time MSc programme, which aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a career in technology management or engineering management. 

Students must complete six taught modules and three research modules.

What are we looking for?

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.

What will you learn?

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 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 offered and this ‘real world’ exposure to organisations will help contextualise the theory and techniques learnt. The research elements aim to instil a deep knowledge of at least one area of technology management with industrial relevance.

Other benefits include a major focus on management and employability skills, as developed in interactive training we conduct for the European Space Agency's Project Managers.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods incorporate a mix of traditional lectures and case study-based teaching, and group-work, 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.

Want to know more?

We are now accepting applications for September 2014 entry. We look forward to hearing from you!

To discuss whether the UCL MSc in Technology Management is the right programme for you, and how to apply, please contact:

Matthew Whyndham
Centre for Systems Engineering
3 Taviton St.
London, WC1H 0BT, UK
T: +44 (0)20 7679 4522
F: +44 (0)20 7679 4911
m.whyndham@ucl.ac.uk
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