UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


MSc 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 industry accredited, 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 MSc Technology Management is ideal for motivated students who want to build on a good first degree in a science, technology or engineering 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

IET Accredited Programme
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. The programme includes a 'professional development and skills series' which includes skills workshops, talks from industry, and where possible visits to industrial sites. 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?

You can find information on fees and entry requirements in the UCL online prospectus.

To discuss whether the UCL MSc in Technology Management is the right programme for you, please contact us.


The MSc Technology Management is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

The programme is also a European accredited engineering master degree programme, and a graduate of this programme may define themselves as "EUR-ACE® Master".

Contact Us

Prof Michael Emes
Programme Leader, MSc Technology Management

UCL Centre for Systems Engineering
3 Taviton St, London, WC1H 0BT, UK