Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management (Level 9 : 30 ECTS)

National University of Ireland, Galway (PDV2020)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

40

Department

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

General Information
Contact

Aisling Monahan

Email

techmgt@nuigalway.ie

Phone

091- 495698

Address

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development,
National University of Ireland, Galway
Nun's Island,
Galway.

Role

Course Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

29/08/2020

Start Date

12/09/2020

End Date

30/06/2021

About this Course

Innovation management skills and knowledge are currently in strong demand across many sectors, and the requirement for novel thinking and innovation will never grow old. In both the public and private sector, in the design of products, services and business models, in operations and supply chains, and in society and civic domains, sustainable and strategic innovation is necessary to progress.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management will be of particular benefit to those aspiring to become innovation specialists or those in any role who want to develop an innovation mindset and skills. This includes diverse managers who see the need to introduce and manage innovation in an organisation, those aiming to streamline services and operations, scale up a business or expand their markets or offerings.

The course content includes innovation management systems, business process simulation and improvement, management of technology projects, user centered product and service design and development, a work-based project and industry seminars. There is also a strong emphasis on practical skills, problem solving and work-based learning in groups and through teams.

On completion of the course participants will have highly marketable, up-to-date knowledge and skills relevant to the technology sector. They will have practiced and been assessed on a range of technical and transferable skills. If graduates so wish they can progress to the MSc in Technology Management (NQF level 9 major award) and carry credit for completed modules.

The programme is delivered by blended learning which provides flexibility in choosing when and where to study, facilitating concurrent work and study.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management is a joint initiative of NUI Galway and University College Cork and was established to meet regional skills needs by developing and delivering applied professional education.The collaboration draws on the strengths and expertise of each institution for maximum impact.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a Level 8 undergraduate degree, 1st or 2nd class honours in any discipline, with three years relevant work experience; or a Level 7 or 3rd class honours Level 8 degree, with five years of experience.

RPL Entry Route
Applicants may use prior learning and professional qualifications to support their application, and may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme.

Please also see Springboard FAQs for information on candidate eligibility requirements e.g. Residency requirements, English language requirements and eligibility criteria for funding

Long Description

Innovation management skills and knowledge are currently in strong demand across many sectors, and the requirement for novel thinking and innovation will never grow old. In both the public and private sector, in the design of products, services and business models, in operations and supply chains, and in society and civic domains, sustainable and strategic innovation is necessary to progress.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management will be of particular benefit to those aspiring to become innovation specialists or those in any role who want to develop an innovation mindset and skills. This includes diverse managers who see the need to introduce and manage innovation in an organisation, those aiming to streamline services and operations, scale up a business or expand their markets or offerings.

The course content includes innovation management systems, business process simulation and improvement, management of technology projects, user centered product and service design and development, a work-based project and industry seminars. There is also a strong emphasis on practical skills, problem solving and work-based learning in groups and through teams.

On completion of the course participants will have highly marketable, up-to-date knowledge and skills relevant to the technology sector. They will have practiced and been assessed on a range of technical and transferable skills. If graduates so wish they can progress to the MSc in Technology Management (NQF level 9 major award) and carry credit for completed modules.

The programme is delivered by blended learning which provides flexibility in choosing when and where to study, facilitating concurrent work and study.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management is a joint initiative of NUI Galway and University College Cork and was established to meet regional skills needs by developing and delivering applied professional education.The collaboration draws on the strengths and expertise of each institution for maximum impact.

Why Choose This Course

Reasons to Study this course:

• Students learn to critically analyse and interpret conceptual and applied approaches to innovation in the pursuit of competitive advantage.
• Students will explore the potential of business process improvement for creating agile and dynamic organisations.
• As this is an executive education course, participants will benefit from significant peer learning opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Innovation skills are currently much in demand globally across all sectors. Graduates of the course are working in areas such as research and development, production, and operations management, and in a broad range of manufacturing and service sectors. Students who successfully complete this Postgraduate Diploma with an average grade of 2.1 honours may apply for the Master of Science in Technology Management and will be eligible for module exemptions.

Timetable Info

Orientation takes place on Saturday 12th of September 2020

Module 1: User Centred Design: 14th September - 25th October 2020
Module 2: Managing Innovation: 26th October - 6th December 2020
Module 3: Project: 7th December - 31st January 2021
Module 4: Managing Technology Projects: 1st February 2021 - 14th March 2021
Module 3: Project: 15th March - 25th April 2021
Module 5: Improving Business Processes: 26th April - 6th Jun 2021
Module 6: Professional and Digital Skills- Year long

* Notice: due to COVID-19 restrictions Semester 1 teaching (September- December 2020) in 2020/21 will take place in a fully online mode. The course content will be delivered through our online learning system Blackboard. The tutors will communicate material through online tutorials, recorded video tutorials, discussion boards and other interactive online learning methods.

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

Blended and Online Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Aisling Monahan

Address

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development,
National University of Ireland, Galway
Nun's Island,
Galway.

Phone

091- 495698

Email

techmgt@nuigalway.ie

RPL Information

Applicants may use prior learning and professional qualifications to support their application, and may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme.

Application Procedures

To apply:

1. Complete the Springboard application form

2. Upload supporting documentation as follows:

The applicant must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form:
• Identification Passport/Drivers License
• Proof of Qualifications- Applicant must provide official Transcripts of Qualifications. Applicants are expected to hold a Level 8 undergraduate degree, 1st or 2nd class honours in any discipline, with three years relevant work experience; or a Level 7 or 3rd class honours Level 8 degree, with five years of experience.
• Proof of Unemployment/Payment from DEASP (IF APPLICABLE)- please see Springboard FAQs for the most up-to-date details on this
Proof of Returner Status (IF APPLICABLE)- please see Springboard FAQs for the most up-to-date details on this
• Proof of Employment (IF APPLICABLE)- P60 Form
• Short one-page CV detailing professional experience

Numbers are limited; places will be awarded on the basis of submission of all the required documentation.
First offers will be made in order of receipt of applications after the closing date of 7th August to applicants who meet all the necessary requirements.

Please note that following Springboard guidelines, Unemployed applicants are given first preference of places on courses