Introduction

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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programmes 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 programmeme.

 

Curriculum for students in cohort AY2016/2017 and prior

Set 1 Modules (choose any 2)

  • MNO1706(X) Organisational Behaviour or MNO1001(X) Management and Organization
  • ACC1701(X) Accounting for Decision Makers or ACC1002(X) Financial Accounting
  • MKT1705(X) Principles of Marketing or MKT1003(X) Marketing
  • BSP1702(X) Legal Environment of Business or BSP1004(X) Legal Environment of Business
  • DAO2703 Operations & Technology Management or DSC2006 Operations Management

Set 2 Modules (4 modules, including 2 compulsory*)

  • MT3001 Systems Thinking and Engineering *
  • MT4002 Technology Management Strategy *
  • MT4001 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy or TR3008 Technological Innovation or TR2202 Technological Innovation
  • MT4003 Engineering Product Development or TR3001 New Product Development or EE3031 Innovation & Enterprise I

Curriculum for students in cohort AY2017/2018 and after

Set 1 Modules (choose any 2)

  • MNO1706(X) Organisational Behaviour
  • ACC1701(X) Accounting for Decision Makers
  • MKT1705(X) Principles of Marketing
  • BSP1702(X) Legal Environment of Business
  • DAO2703 Operations & Technology Management or DSC2006 Operations Management

Set 2 Modules (4 modules, including 2 compulsory*)

  • MT3001 Systems Thinking and Engineering *
  • MT4001 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy *
  • MT4002 Technology Management Strategy or TR3008 Technological Innovation
  • MT4003 Engineering Product Development or TR3001 New Product Development or EE3031 Innovation & Enterprise I

 

ApplicationProcedure

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.

Call for applications are sent via emails annually after the release of Semester 2 results.