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Graduate Certificate in Technology and Innovation Management

Graduate Certificate in Technology and Innovation Management

Innovation and technology are key drivers of competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. In this program you will learn the principles of how to encourage innovation and harness the power of technology within your organisation.

You will find out how to manage the research and development of new products and services, and the commercialisation process. You will also have the opportunity to build specialist knowledge within the emerging field of biotechnology or other areas of your choice. The Graduate Certificate is suitable for those who do not have a degree and it can act as a stepping stone to the Master of Technology and Innovation Management degree.

UQ Business School is a leading global business school and is recognised worldwide for its cutting-edge research and high-quality academic staff, including internationally renowned innovation experts.

Admission

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Technology and Innovation Management program must have:

  • a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale; or
  • a Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale and three years full-time work experience in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • post-secondary study and at least five years full-time work experience in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • seven years full-time work experience in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean.

The application procedure for the program varies depending on whether you are a domestic or international student.

Find further information about course dates, costs and how to apply

Program

The Graduate Certificate provides a grounding in the basic principles of technology and innovation management courses.

Study

The Graduate Certificate in Technology and Innovation Management program takes six months of full-time study to complete, or the equivalent part-time.

View the program study plan.

Full-time

The standard full-time load for a program is 8 units per semester (this usually means 4 courses worth 2 units each per semester). Full-time study is defined as 75% or more of the standard full-time load for a program (i.e. at least 6 units per semester, or 3-4 courses, for most programs).

International students must be enrolled in 8 units per semester.

It is estimated that for each course a student would have approximately 3-5 contact hours in lectures and tutorials, and would also need to do additional hours of study.

Part-time

Australian students can study part-time (usually 1 to 2 courses per semester). In some cases, classes are scheduled multiple times per week and students can choose either day or evening classes. This does not occur in all programs. If you intend to study solely in the evenings, please check the availability and timing of classes.

Career

What outcomes to expect from your degree

The Graduate Certificate in Technology and Innovation Management will sharpen the skills of senior managers and professionals who need to keep ahead of technological change in a fiercely competitive world.

It opens up many exciting career options in the field of biotechnology or other areas of business where new technology innovations are being applied to enhance competitiveness. Graduates can manage projects involving new technology and development, become entrepreneurs or find and spin off commercial opportunities from research.

How to shape your career

As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.

Enquiries

Domestic student enquiries

To find out more about applications or programs for Australian (domestic) students, call +61 7 3346 8100 (open 9:00am to 5:00pm from Monday to Friday except university and public holidays) or email postgrad_enquiries@business.uq.edu.au.

International student enquiries

For further enquiries about applications or programs, international students can call +61 3 8676 7004 from outside Australia or 1800 671 980 from inside Australia (free call).

Find out more on the international contact page or use the online enquiry form.

Find details of international educational representatives.

Financial assistance

Find out more about fees, charges and financial assistance.

Find details on scholarships.