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ES973 - Technology Management

  • Module code: ES973
  • Module name: Technology Management
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

By their nature, product and service businesses are based upon a foundation of technology. Effective technology management integral with the overall business strategy is an essential prerequisite to sustainable competitive advantage for both emerging and mature businesses. This module generates an appreciation of the role of technology in the business and critically analyses how technological change through capture, development, integration and even divestment can be used to raise performance. These complex matters are dealt with within the context of external and internal constraints and the realities of product and technology life-cycles.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion participants will be able to: Appreciate the impact of technology on business and society; Understand and critique how technology can best be integrated in the pursuit of commercial success; Critically examine and assess the technological competence of a business; Identify technology needs in the context of the key business drivers and evaluate the means to access such technology; Understand how to influence decision makers when making a case for technology investment; Appreciate the benefits and apply the principles of technology implementation in multifunctional organisations; Evaluate and apply tools and techniques necessary to identify, assess and deliver technological change at an acceptable risk.

Timetabled teaching activities

40 hours

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES973-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Sustainable Automotive Engineering (H33K) - Year 1