Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2014/2015)
30.2 Program

The Master of Technology Management (MTM) is a comprehensive academic program that provides a broad understanding of the structure and operation of organizations and the factors that influence business decisions in the context of technology-based organizations. It provides a technology management focus through the development of knowledge and understanding of the nature of technical operations and the factors that have an impact on their success, as well as the ability to apply these concepts within their organizations.

The program consists of two Options:

  • Engineering and Applied Science Technology Option

  • Aquaculture Technology Option

The program is offered online and requires successful completion of either 1) 24 credit hours of course work and a comprehensive project and report (6 credit hours), or 2) 30 credit hours of comprehensive course work. Candidates will typically register on a part-time basis.

30.2.1 Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is on a competitive basis.

  1. The deadlines for submission of applications are as follows:

    • Fall (September) semester: May 15

    • Winter (January) semester: September 15

    Applications received after listed deadlines will be considered as time and resources permit.

  2. To be considered for admission to the Engineering and Applied Science Technology Option an applicant will normally possess a second class or better undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing and will normally have:

    • a Memorial University of Newfoundland Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Maritime Studies, or a comparable undergraduate degree with appropriate technology sector and business management course work; and

    • a minimum of two (2) years relevant employment experience.

  3. To be considered for admission to the Aquaculture Technology Option an applicant will normally possess a second class or better undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing and will normally have:

    • a post-graduate aquaculture credential or an aquaculture focus in their undergraduate degree; or significant professional experience in the aquaculture industry; and

    • a minimum of two (2) years relevant employment experience.

  4. In exceptional cases, applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree, but who meet all other requirements, may be considered for admission. Preference will be given to those who have significant and relevant professional experience, and have successfully completed several years of post-secondary studies. Applicants who do not meet normal admission requirements shall be required to complete, with a high level of achievement, certain undergraduate courses before being considered for admission.

  5. Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

    • Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or Internet based score of 92-93 (or higher); or

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

      Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service at www.ets.org. IELTS information is available at www.ielts.org. It is noted that other equivalent tests acceptable to the School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

  6. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be admitted to one of the two Options: the Engineering and Applied Science Technology Option or the Aquaculture Technology Option.

30.2.2 Program of Study
30.2.2.1 Master of Technology Management - Engineering and Applied Science Technology Option
  1. Candidates for the Master of Technology Management (Engineering and Applied Science Technology Option) shall be required to complete a minimum of either:

    1. 24 credit hours of course work and a major project and report (6 credit hours). Course work includes two compulsory core courses (6 credit hours) and six elective courses (18 credit hours). Students on the project route will complete MSTM 6100: Project in Engineering and Applied Science Technology Management (6 credit hours).

        • Core Courses (Two to be completed):
        • MSTM 6031 Overview of Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6032 Managing Technological Innovation
        • Elective courses (Six to be completed):
        • MSTM 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment
        • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management in Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6030 Principles of Management for Engineering Technology Enterprises
        • MSTM 6033 Quality Systems
        • MSTM 6034 Project Management in the Offshore, Health, Fisheries and Engineering Technology Environments
        • MSTM 6035 Information Technology Applications in the Health and Engineering Technology Environments
        • MSTM 6036 Supply Chain Management and Advanced Engineering Technology Operations
        • MSTM 6037 Risk Analysis and Operations in the Engineering Technology Sector
        • MSTM 6038 Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Management
        • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
        • MSTM 6052 Management of Intellectual Property
        • MSTM 6054 Technology Assessment
        • MSTM 6056 Management of International Development

        Project in Engineering and Applied Science Technology Management

        MSTM 6100 Project in Engineering and Applied Science Technology Management (6 credit hours). Students will choose a topic in consultation with the Academic Director and will work independently to carry out an in-depth study of a problem or application within the area of technology management and fully document and present their findings. Preferably the problem will be directly related to a workplace situation.

    2. 30 credit hours on a comprehensive-course route. Course work includes two compulsory core courses (6 credit hours) and eight elective courses (24 credit hours).

        • Core Courses (Two to be completed):
        • MSTM 6031 Overview of Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6032 Managing Technological Innovation
        • Elective Courses (Eight to be completed):
        • MSTM 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment
        • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management in Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6030 Principles of Management for Engineering Technology Enterprises
        • MSTM 6033 Quality Systems
        • MSTM 6034 Project Management in the Offshore, Health, Fisheries and Engineering Technology Environments
        • MSTM 6035 Information Technology Applications in the Health and Engineering Technology Environments
        • MSTM 6036 Supply Chain Management and Advanced Engineering Technology Operations
        • MSTM 6037 Risk Analysis and Operations in the Engineering Technology Sector
        • MSTM 6038 Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Management
        • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
        • MSTM 6052 Management of Intellectual Property
        • MSTM 6054 Technology Assessment
        • MSTM 6056 Management of International Development
  2. Up to three relevant elective courses (9 credit hours) may be transferred from other graduate programs within the School of Graduate Studies or from other post-secondary institutions recognized by Senate, subject to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Academic Director.

30.2.2.2 Master of Technology Management - Aquaculture Technology Option
  1. Candidates for the Master of Technology Management (Aquaculture Technology Option) shall be required to complete a minimum of either:

    1. 24 credit hours of course work and a major project and report (6 credit hours). Course work includes two compulsory core courses (6 credit hours); and six elective courses (18 credit hours). Students on the project route will complete MSTM 6102: Project in Aquaculture Technology Management (6 credit hours).

        • Core Courses (Two to be completed):
        • MSTM 6031 Overview of Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6032 Managing Technological Innovation
        • Elective Courses (six to be completed including at least three from Category B):
        • Category A
        • MSTM 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment
        • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management in Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6033 Quality Systems
        • MSTM 6034 Project Management in the Offshore, Health, Fisheries and Engineering Technology Environments
        • MSTM 6037 Risk Analysis and Operations in the Engineering Technology Sector
        • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
        • MSTM 6052 Management of Intellectual Property
        • MSTM 6056 Management of International Development
        • Category B
        • MSTM 6071 Management of Aquaculture Technology
        • MSTM 6072 Animal Husbandry Management
        • MSTM 6073 Aquaculture Environmental Management
        • MSTM 6074 Aquaculture Site and Operational Assessment
        • MSTM 6075 Aquaculture Engineering Technology Management

        Project in Aquaculture Technology Management

        • MSTM 6102 Project in Aquaculture Technology Management (6 credit hours). Students will choose a topic in consultation with the Academic Director or designate and will work independently to carry out an in-depth study of a problem or application within the area of aquaculture technology management and fully document and present their findings. Preferably the problem will be directly related to a workplace situation.
    2. 30 credit hours on a comprehensive-course route. Course work includes two compulsory core courses (6 credit hours); and eight elective courses (24 credit hours).

        • Core Courses (Two to be completed):
        • MSTM 6031 Overview of Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6032 Managing Technological Innovation
        • Elective courses (Eight to be completed including at least three from Category B):
        • Category A
        • MSTM 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment
        • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management in Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6033 Quality Systems
        • MSTM 6034 Project Management in the Offshore, Health, Fisheries and Engineering Technology Environments
        • MSTM 6037 Risk Analysis and Operations in the Engineering Technology Sector
        • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
        • MSTM 6052 Management of Intellectual Property
        • MSTM 6056 Management of International Development
        • Category B
        • MSTM 6071 Management of Aquaculture Technology
        • MSTM 6072 Animal Husbandry Management
        • MSTM 6073 Aquaculture Environmental Management
        • MSTM 6074 Aquaculture Site and Operational Assessment
        • MSTM 6075 Aquaculture Engineering Technology Management
  2. Up to three relevant elective courses (9 credit hours) may be transferred from other graduate programs within the School of Graduate Studies or from other post-secondary institutions recognized by Senate, subject to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Academic Director.

30.2.3 Evaluation
  1. Candidates for the Master of Technology Management Degree must obtain a grade of B or better in all program courses.

  2. Candidates who receive a grade of less than B in any course will be permitted to remain in the program provided the course is repeated and passed with a grade of B or better. Alternatively, the candidate may, on the recommendation of the Academic Director, and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, substitute another graduate course. Only one course repetition or substitution will be permitted during the candidate’s program after which the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the program.