Minor in Management of Technology Programme

Minor in Management of Technology Programme

Jointly offered by School of Business and Faculty of Engineering

Technology plays a key role in the growth of a business. Management of Technology (MOT) has been increasing in since the early 1980’s. This new proposed Minor in Management of Technology (MOT) aims to bridge the gap between engineering and business undergraduate education through a prescribed set of modules, offered to students in Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and School of Computing.

This Minor program allows Science and Technology based undergraduates to learn Business aspects important to MOT without sacrificing disciplinary depth in their major fields of study. Our informal interactions with industry and business have indicated the need for such a program for our undergraduates. Furthermore, informal discussions with students have also indicated a strong interest from our students.

Learning Objectives

The objective of the Minor in MOT program is for graduates to be able to function effectively in a technical and interdisciplinary environment typical to technology oriented business. Graduates would know business implications of technology and be able to appropriately use technology. This program is offered to undergraduates in the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and School of Computing.

The learning outcome is: Graduates who understand market forces and the financial implications of technology investment.

Eligibility

The Minor in MOT program is open to undergraduates in Faculty of Engineering, Science and School of Computing who will be in their second or third year of studies. Students who were admitted into Minor in Business, Minor in Management or Minor in Technopreneurship programs are not eligible to apply to the Minor in MOT Program.

Modules

To be awarded a Minor in Management of Technology, students must pass 6 modules, equivalent to 24 modular credits (MCs). These 24 MCs are divided into two sets of modules: Set 1 and Set 2. Students are to choose two modules from Set 1, and the remaining from Set 2. Students are recommended to take Set 1 modules first before taking Set 2 modules.

For students admitted prior to AY2014/2015, modules counted towards fulfillment of the Minor requirements must be letter graded. A module taken on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis cannot be used to satisfy the Minor requirements.

For students admitted from AY2014/5 onwards, a minimum 16 MCs of the Minor requirements must be earned from modules read in NUS. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by one or more NUS faculty members. These would consist of graded modules with assigned grade points, or modules with an ‘S’ or ‘CS’ grade. The other 8 MCs may be earned through credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, provided these MCs are earned from modules deemed relevant to the Minor programme.

(A) Set 1 Modules (Choose 2)

  • MNO1001 or MNO1001X Management and Organization (4MCs)

  • ACC1002 or ACC1002X or FNA1002 or FNA1002X Financial Accounting (4MCs)

  • MKT1003 or MKT1003X Principles of Marketing (4MCs)

  • BSP1004 or BSP1004X Legal Environment and Business (4MCs)

  • DSC2006 Operations Management (4MCs)

Set 1 modules span important areas of management, marketing, legal and quantitative aspects. Students interested to focus on management aspects are recommended to take MNO1001 and DSC2006.

(B) Set 2 Modules (Take 4)

Students are required to take these 3 compulsory modules:

  • TR2202 / TR2202A / TR2202B Technological Innovation (4MCs)

  • MT3001 Systems Thinking and Engineering (4MCs)

  • MT4002 Technology Management Strategy (4MCs)

In addition, students wil have to choose one of the following 3 modules:

  • MT4003 Engineering Product Development (4MCs)

  • TR3001 New Product Development (4MCs)

  • EE3031 Innovation & Enterprise I - for ECE students only (4MCs)

Sample module planning:

Application Procedure

Applications will be open for all undergraduates in Faculty of Engineering, Science and School of Computing who will be in their second or third year of studies.

Applications are now open. Please register here before 30 June 2016. Successful applicants will be notified via email by 08 July 2016.

Minor in Management of Technology Programme