Master of Science in Design and Innovation
Do you want to upskill in the area of Design and Innovation while working?
This is an exciting new Masters programme designed for people from varied backgrounds who want to develop their innovation, design, management and leadership skills.
It was developed by a cross-disciplinary team in ATU Galway, using expertise from Engineering, Design and Creative Arts, and Business led by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
The Masters is delivered primarily online, using a blended learning approach, and is 100% project-based with no exams.
Expertise developed through the programme will enhance your career in a variety of industries ranging from technology and agri-food to design, medtech, manufacturing, the service industry and the public sector.
Why should I do this Masters?
Upskill for leadership roles in design and innovation
Enhance your organisation’s capacity to innovate in products, services and processes
Future-proof your career and your organisation
Suitable for Industry, Services and Public Bodies
Inspired by the Stanford d. School's Design Thinking philosophy
Meets national and international needs
What to expect:
The course has been designed for people in full or part-time employment.
It will run online on Saturday mornings, every second week. There will also be an hour-long online lecture, two evenings per week.
In addition, there will be two onsite Saturday mornings each semester.
“Learning by doing”
Team-Based Learning and Flexible Learning
Assessment is 100% Project based
Online self-directed learning
Click here to see our lecturer profiles (PDF, 245KB) for the academic years 2020-2022.
Download a programme brochure here: Master of Science in Design and Innovation
Open Evening Webinar
Lecturer Dr Gabriel Costello provides an overview of the programme here.
Design and Innovation Challenge
In 2021, three teams from the programme worked on a year-long design challenge devised by our industry partner, Synecco. The challenge - 'Design a medication adherence system for people living with Parkinson's Disease'.
Watch this video to learn about this exciting project from students, staff, and our industry and community partners.