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Technology Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
If technology, innovation and change are factors in your organisation or role, this Technology Management from The Open University UK will extend your knowledge, skills and capability – adding value to your career and your workplace.

About

The Technology Management from The Open University UK provides a rounded view of the management of technology and technological innovation, investigating topics such as the nature and types of technological innovation, technology transfer, and eco-innovation – which are relevant to all economic and organisational sectors and types of technology. The optional modules explore technology management within fields such as computing and ICT, business and management, development management and environmental management.

Key features of the course
  • Focuses on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change
  • Encourages you to apply your learning to your own particular technology context
  • A wide choice of optional modules enabling you to tailor your studies to your own needs and interests.

This certificate is the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and finally a masters degree. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme.

Career relevance

The technology management programme develops analytical skills and provides practically relevant knowledge that will equip you well for a variety of management and leadership roles. The competent technology manager is a highly valued professional, capable of ensuring that the organisation reaps all the potential rewards from its investment in technology of whatever type. You will develop a range of job-related and transferable skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, and the ability to cope with rapid technological change. 

The capabilities in research and problem-solving developed can be exploited in all professional situations at all management levels. Employers are also impressed by the commitment and determination it takes to succeed with the OU while keeping up family and work commitments. These benefits, together with the opportunities to add value by applying your learning to the workplace as you study, make technology management programmes very attractive vehicles towards success in senior management roles.

Programme Structure

Compulsory module:

  • Managing technological innovation
Optional modules:
  • Advanced routing – CCNP   
  • Capacities for managing development  
  • Conflict and development  
  • Continuing professional development in practice 
  • Data management 
  • Digital forensics 
  • Information security 
  • Managing for sustainability  
  • Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction  
  • Manufacture materials design  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Minimum – 1 year
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • To start this programme, you should normally hold a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent) or have management experience in a field relevant to technology management.
  • If you do not hold a bachelors degree, irrespective of your management experience, you will need to study a module from the Postgraduate Certificate in Technology Management to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
£3,535–£3,840

Funding

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