24 months
6000 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Design and Innovation programme at the Atlantic Technological University is an exciting new Masters programme designed for people from varied backgrounds who want to develop their innovation, design, management and leadership skills.


This Design and Innovation programme at the Atlantic Technological University was developed by a cross-disciplinary team in GMIT, using expertise from Engineering, Design and Creative Arts, and Business led by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

The Masters is delivered primarily online, using a blended learning approach, and is 100% project-based with no exams.

Expertise developed through the programme will enhance your career in a variety of industries ranging from technology and agri-food to design, medtech, manufacturing, the service industry and the public sector.

Why should I do this Masters?

  • Upskill for leadership roles in design and innovation

  • Enhance your organisation’s capacity to innovate in products, services and processes

  • Future-proof your career and your organisation

  • Suitable for Industry, Services and Public Bodies

  • Inspired by the Stanford d. School's Design Thinking philosophy

  • Meets national and international needs

Job Opportunities 

Graduates of this Masters can expect opportunities in the following areas:

  • Leadership Roles in Design and Innovation

  • New Product or Service Introduction Management

  • Product/Service/Process Management

  • Project Management in Product and Service sectors

  • Strategic Marketing and Market Research

  • Innovation Management

  • Research & Development Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Design Thinking Principles and Processes 
  • Product and Service Processes 
  • Research Methods for Design and Innovation 
  • Design Innovation Project
  • Dissertation in Design and Innovation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Atlantic Technological University and/or in Ireland, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • H 2.2 Level 8 degree in Engineering, Design, Science, Business, Computer Science or related disciplines

  • Candidates with experience in the area will be considered for entry using RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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