This IET accredited course will provide knowledge, skills and critical understanding on concepts and tools relevant to strategic analysis, leadership and international management of technology, in a local, regional and international context, with particular emphasis on the pace of change with respect to digital and other emerging technologies. It will incorporate WMG’s renowned, leading-edge R&D and associated teaching in these technologies.
Participation in the course is international, with many students coming from fast-growing economies at the forefront of technology development and deployment.
The course will make substantial use of TEL, including Moodle. Relevant case studies will also be developed to encourage collaborative and activity-based learning and experienced industrialists will be involved in the delivery of some sessions on the modules to provide context. Pre-module work will also form a part of the learning experience. Opportunities will be sought to incorporate structured learning visits to industrial exemplars of technology deployment, research establishments etc.
Course Learning Outcomes
- critically evaluate current issues in organisations, locally and internationally, review potential solutions and assess the role that technology can play in addressing these issues
- appraise industry requirements, challenges and opportunities that drive effective technology solutions
- critically evaluate current and emerging technologies applicable to industry
- select appropriate technology development strategies to suit local and international opportunities and needs
- construct plans for the development, delivery and integration of new technologies for complex systems, programmes and projects
- make informed decisions by considering the ‘cradle to grave’ technology lifecycle, from both a strategic and operational point of view
- demonstrate leadership and management of technological change in a global environment
- cultivate an ecosystem that supports and fosters agile technology innovation
Module Requirements for International Technology Management
Candidates for the MSc will be required to take 180 credits, including 15 credits from the Core list, 55 credits from the Required list, 10 credits from Option List A and 10 credits from either Option List A or Option List B, as well as 90 credits from the project module list (comprising one project assessed in two modules).
Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma will be required to take 120 credits, including 15 credits from the Core list, 55 credits from the Required list, 10 credits from Option List A and 10 credits from either Option List A or Option List B, as well as passing at least one module from the project module list (either 30 or 60 credits).
Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate will be required to pass 15 credits from the Core list and 45 credits from the Required list.
Candidates for the Postgraduate Award will be required to pass 15 credits from the Core list and 15 credits from the Required list.
Definition of terms:
- Core: students must pass the module (50% or above)
- Optional core: students must take the stated proportion of modules from this list and must achieve a pass (50% or above).
- Required: students must achieve mark of 40% or above on the module
- Defined Elective: students must take the stated proportion of modules from this limited list
- Optional (elective) modules: students may take any remaining credits from this list after satisfying the list requirements outlined above
- Students are still required to achieve the stated amount of passed credits and credits failed in the 40s for award as per General PGT Regulations page
Course regulations are written as the basis on which awards can be made. They are not written to make any guarantee of which optional modules may be available in any location in a specific academic year.