The Masters in Innovative Technology Engineering degree aims to produce graduates with strong skills in critical thinking and with a creative attitude necessary to instigate future developments in the field of Engineering Technology. The student will attain an academic mastery in their specialisation field while developing a broad knowledge of other related fields and how these converge.
The student will embark on a programme that will assess and analyse a number of emerging technologies and the developing potential for the convergence of these technologies.
The course aims to prepare students for a rewarding career in industry or academic research. In addition, the course will facilitate for them the development of a set of personal and professional attributes that will allow them greater flexibility in the development of their own career options. The programme is designed to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in strategies for innovation management, product design and development and optimum routes to market. The student will also carry out post-graduate level research of industrial relevance in selected topic areas.
The Masters degree requires successful completion of six mandatory modules and four out of eight elective modules. The student must also complete an applied programme consisting of a Research Dissertation and an Industrial Research seminar series.
Career opportunities for graduates of this programme can be found in the - Medical Devices, - Pharmaceutical, - Green Technology, - Information and Communications Technology, - New Business Development and Academic Research sectors.
Typical job functions include - Design Engineer, - Research Engineer, - Project Engineer, - Project Manager, - Technical Manager, - New Technologies Manager, - New Product Development Manager, - New Business Venture consultant and many others
The normal minimum expected entry requirement for the MSc in Innovative Technology Engineering will be a cognate accredited NFQ Level 8 Honours 2.2. Engineering or Science Degree. Entry to the programmes may also be allowed via the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis.
Recipient: Waterford Institute of Technology
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