The Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise
The Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise is a new interdisciplinary 1 year research programme. It will be open to graduates of science, engineering, design, commerce and law, and graduates from other disciplines with appropriate backgrounds.
The programme will provide students with the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised and independent research that examines the value proposition: ‘What does it take to create a new advanced-technology enterprise?’
It is based on or includes the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship as a team-based approach with the central tenet being the development of advanced-technology enterprise start-up companies. Students will establish and work in teams focused on the creation of a new advanced-technology start-up company, working with a team of academic and business supervisors. Each student will have individual responsibilities within the team, replicating the ‘real world’ processes involved in the realisation of an advanced-technology start-up company.
The most important outcome of this programme is that an established team of students combine their individual expertise to develop a viable concept. They successfully complete the programme with their advanced-technology initiative having been selected for investment based on their business plan and presentation to an investor panel at the culmination of the programme.
The programme is unique in New Zealand and is an innovative approach to education. It will develop ‘this generation’ of innovators and entrepreneurs and also has the additional possible outcome of a realised company.
1. A four-year degree, honours degree or relevant postgraduate diploma with a B+ average at 400-level from a university in New Zealand or, at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Students) of the Faculty of Science, another university
2. Approved by the Programme Director and the MAdvTecEnt Board of Studies as capable of proceeding with the proposed programme of study based on:
- an interview with the candidate
- the submission by the applicant of an idea that fits the value proposition and demonstrates innovative thinking
3. Requirement 1 may be waived by the Associate Dean (Students) of the Faculty of Science, for a candidate who has had extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.
1. The course of study for the MAdvTecEnt shall consist of courses worth at least 135 points, comprising:
- Part 1: ATEN 501 - a 15-point course run intensively over 4 weeks
- Part 2: ATEN 591 - a 120-point thesis & development of business plan pitched to an investment panel
2. Entry to Part 2 requires the successful completion of Part 1 with at least a B+ grade and acceptance by the Programme Director and Board of Studies.
3. Candidates must:
- enrol full-time for Part 1 and Part 2; and
- complete Part 1 and enrol in Part 2 in consecutive trimesters.
1. Apply online at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/admisenrol from 1 October 2012
2. Programme start date is 23 January 2013
Application/Enquiry Contact Details
Kate McGrath: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shona de Sain: email@example.com