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Master of Technology and Innovation Management

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Innovation and technology are key drivers of competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. This program will give you the skills to encourage innovation and harness the power of technology within your organisation.

You will learn 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 Master of Technology and Innovation Management is suitable for those working in the public or private sectors.

A Master’s qualification is highly regarded by employers around the world. 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 Master of Technology and Innovation Management program must have:

  • a Graduate Certificate in Technology and Innovation Management from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or
  • a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or
  • a Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale and three 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

No previous degree?

Students without the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree are able to enter via the Graduate Certificate in Technology and Innovation Management as long as they have at least seven years full-time relevant work experience. Upon successful completion of the first four relevant courses and meeting the GPA entry requirements, students articulate into the Master of Technology and Innovation Management program with full credit.

 

Program

The Master of Technology and Innovation Management program allows you to develop your core skills through the four compulsory courses.

At the same time you will build your specialist knowledge by choosing either to specialise in the field of biotechnology or from a combination of elective courses.

View the program course list.

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a key emerging technological field. These courses explore the important characteristics of these technologies, the management of innovation and commercialisation, and the establishment of new ventures in biotechnology industries. Your career will benefit from the combination of core innovation management skills and the specific insights into the biotechnology industry.

Other specialist areas

If there is a separate area or industry you would like to specialise in other than biotechnology, you can choose postgraduate-level courses in a field that suits your long-term career goals. Alternatively you can choose not to specialise in one particular field but to choose relevant postgraduate-level courses from a range of fields.

Study

The Master of Technology and Innovation Management program takes one and a half years 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 Master of Technology and Innovation Management will give an edge to 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 may 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

Support services

UQ Business School offers a wide range of advice and support for future and current students.

Domestic student enquiries

To find out more about applications or programs for Australian (domestic) students, call +61 7 3346 8100 (open 8:30am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday except university and public holidays) or email info@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 of undergraduate scholarships for future students and for current students

Student centres

Student centres are located on each campus including St Lucia and provide a one-stop shop for student administration enquiries – including enrolment, timetables, fees, graduation, academic transcripts and ID cards – and general enquiries.

Call +61 7 3365 2600 from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday or visit the student centre page.

Student support

Follow the links below to access further information and support: