Each module contains 3 ECTS. You choose a total of 10 modules/30 ECTS in the following module categories:
- 12-15 ECTS in technical scientific modules (TSM)
TSM modules teach profile-specific specialist skills and supplement the decentralised specialisation modules.
- 9-12 ECTS in fundamental theoretical principles modules (FTP)
FTP modules deal with theoretical fundamentals such as higher mathematics, physics, information theory, chemistry, etc. They will teach more detailed, abstract scientific knowledge and help you to bridge the gap between abstraction and application that is so important for innovation.
- 6-9 ECTS in context modules (CM)
CM modules will impart additional skills in areas such as technology management, business administration, communication, project management, patent law, contract law, etc.
In the module description (download pdf) you find the entire language information per module divided into the following categories:
The module describes the practical and theoretical framework of Technology Management, and explains the lifecycle of technologies and the related methods in Technology Management.
The module is particularly recommended to students subscribed to one of the following specialization areas:
- Business Engineering
- Energy & Environment
- Medical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics & Automation
- Electrical Engineering
- Data Science
- Computer Science
- Students understand the elements and the application areas of Technology Management.
- Students are familiar with the practical and theoretical framework of Technology Management and understand the importance for innovative operating companies.
- Students learn how companies select and work with technologies.
- Students know how to manage technology throughout its lifecycle phases and understand the influence of technology on profitability and risk exposure for companies.
- Students know how to deal with stakeholders relevant for Technology Management.
Contents of Module
Technologies are among the most important strategic and operational assets of product and process driven companies. The module deals with mastering technologies to enable companies to achieve competitive advantage and differentiation by sound Technology Management. The focus of the module is on management of technology throughout its lifecycle, thus complementing topics such as Innovation, Solution, Product and Project Management, covering strategic and operational aspects including technology evaluation, planning, development/provision, implementation, distribution, exploitation and dismantling (de- and re-manufacturing). Examples of new technologies will be considered in group work and discussed as practice examples. The module conveys comprehensive knowledge required for TM, e.g. technology trend analysis, technology scouting and recognition, technology roadmapping, lifecycle management, portfolio management, competitive strategies, protection, IPR- and knowledge management, corporate technology management, technology assessment, as well as technology communication and related aspects of effective stakeholder management.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The module is taught by theory inputs, illustrative examples, case studies, discussion of controversal questions and exercises. Content is applied in the context of a project assignment.
 Technology Management; Dilek Cetindamar, Rob Phaal, David Probert; ISBN 9780230233348.