Master of Technology Innovation and Leadership New

Nurture brilliance

The world is hungry for innovation, and talent abounds in tech, science and engineering research. We need savvy leaders with cross-realm expertise to get inventions out of the lab and into the marketplace. Take the lead—at Australia’s #1 university for entrepreneurship education*.


What will you do?

Our Master of Technology, Innovation and Leadership is uniquely tech-commerce-focused, with practical activities integrating high-level business theory. You will:

  • explore future-oriented innovation concepts
  • develop expert negotiation and communication skills
  • investigate how emerging technologies can meet industry needs
  • understand how to finance, market and manage new ventures or opportunities
  • pursue electives aligned to your interests and career goals in the technology track
  • critically assess your personal strengths and sharpen your professional edge
  • improve your data analytics and research competence
  • build awareness of social, ethical, cultural and environmental issues in your field.

Where could it take you?

You could sell cybercrime prevention programs, endorse AI-generated music, or kickstart an Australian biofuel boom. You might convince investors to embrace previously unheard-of prosthetics. Perhaps you’ll seed a dedicated deep-tech facility, offering workspaces and commercialisation services to young entrepreneurs.

Note that this program is taught in Trimesters but only has intakes in January and September.




  • Australia's #1 uni for entrepreneurship and engagement^
  • Strong links to industry leaders
  • AACSB accredited

^QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM258, 3CM259
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January and September
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study SATAC Code: 3CM258 - 48 units (2 years) conversion pathway - Bachelor degree or equivalent

SATAC Code: 3CM259 - 36 units (1.5 years) extension pathway - Bachelor degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline including business and management, sales and management, information technology, engineering and related technologies, architecture and building, agriculture , environmental and related studies.

How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM258, 3CM259


Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $37,000

Where the standard duration of the program is less than one year the full cost of the program is displayed.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Potential careers

Management Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Business Consultant, Business Manager, Innovation Manager

Degree Structure

To qualify for the degree of Master of Technology Innovation and Leadership, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements:

  • 2-years program (Conversion) from neither a business or a technology related discipline, a combined total of not less than 48 units
  • 1.5 years program (Extension) from a business related discipline, a combined total of not less than 36 units*
  • 1.5 years program (Extension) from a technology related discipline, a combined total of not less than 36 units*
A Research Pathway is available for those students interested in the Higher Degree by Research.
  • 2-years program (Conversion) with Higher Degree of Research (HDR) pathway neither a business or a technology related discipline, a combined total of not less than 48 units
  • 1.5 years program (Extension)with a Higher Degree of Research (HDR) from a business related discipline, a combined total of not less than 36 units*
  • 1.5 years program (Extension)with a Higher Degree of Research (HDR) from a technology related discipline, a combined total of not less than 36 units*
    *Only students with a Bachelor degree in related degree approved by the School are eligible for this program option

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

To qualify for the degree of Master of Technology Innovation and Leadership as a Conversion program, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  • Core Courses to the value of 12 units.
  • Entrepreneurship/Business Closed Electives to the value of 12 units.
  • Technology Closed Electives to the value of 12 units.
  • Research courses to the value of 9 units. If studying a PhD pathway, research courses to the value of 12 units.
  • Elective to the value of 3 units. This is not required if studying a PhD pathway.
To qualify for the degree of Master of Technology Innovation and Leadership as an Extension program, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  • Core Courses to the value of 12 units.
  • Entrepreneurship/Business Closed Electives to the value of 12 units if coming from a technology-related discipline.
  • Technology Closed Electives to the value of 12 units if coming from a business-related discipline.
  • Research courses to the value of 9 units. If studying a PhD pathway, research courses to the value of 12 units.
  • Elective to the value of 3 units. This is not required if studying a PhD pathway.

Example Study Plan

All students must complete the following Core Courses:

    In addition:
    Students enrolled in the 2 years program (Entrepreneurship/Business) must complete the following Closed Electives:

    Students in the 2 years program (Technology) must complete 12 units (4 courses) from following Closed Electives:
    *For HDR pathway, enrol in 12 units of Research courses.
    **For non-HDR pathway, enrol in 9 units of Research courses and 3 units of elective course.

    Students eligible in the 1.5 year program (with undergraduate technology-related studies) must complete the following Closed Electives:
    Students eligible in the 1.5 years program (with undergraduate business-related studies) must complete 12 units (4 courses) from following Closed Electives:
    *For HDR pathway, enrol in 12 units of Research courses.
    **For non-HDR pathway, enrol in 9 units of Research courses and 3 units of elective course.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022