NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Engineering College of Science and Engineering

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MTN2 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

TechInnovation (Distance Education) (MSc)

Your Course This MSc in TechInnovation course is a one-year, full-time entrepreneurship development programme that aims to fill the gap in terms of entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship/innovation skills identified by small and large companies focused on exploring the commercial potential of solutions to identified industry needs across a wide range of domains. The aim of this course is to teach people how to identify commercial needs, respond to a need in the form of a high-level solution, test the viability of that solution, develop a commercial response, and create a company or a new business unit within an existing company, with a particular focus on innovation- driven enterprises that can scale. Career Opportunities This course is suitable for those who have a business idea and wish to explore its full potential through a structured approach. It will help to guide students and increase their skills, to share best practices in entrepreneurship, and to accelerate innovation maturation and transfer into business. It will ideally place students to fill the entrepreneurial need in the west of Ireland and equip graduates with the skills required to become integral members of innovation-driven enterprises. Programme participants will have the benefit of an experienced team who will help them to meet their goals in terms of entrepreneurial and innovation skills acquisition. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants should normally hold a qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent). It is expected that successful applicants will come from a variety of academic disciplines. FIND OUT MORE AT: techinnovation.html

CONTACT Brendan Allen T: +353 91 493 930 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. This programme encourages multidisciplinary team engagement and recognises the importance of experiencing diversity within effective, functioning teams. Participants will learn to work collaboratively with team members that are not from the same discipline to achieve multiple perspectives in the pursuit of a common goal. 2. At the core of the programme is the successful MIT Disciplined Entrepreneurship Model. This allows participants to learn the skill of innovation for replication either as an entrepreneur or as important member of an innovation driven enterprise. 3. Responding to a real- world problem as part of an innovation project, teams will develop pitches for angel and venture capital funding to allow commercialisation (post- programme).

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