The Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) evolved from this department and was established on 1 January 2007 as a fourth school in the Faculty. Prof Elma van der Lingen was appointed as Head of Department w.e.f 1 October 2016. In 2018 the Honours in Technology Management was changed to the Honours in Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) and the Master’s in Technology Management was changed to the Masters of Technology & Innovation Management (MTIM.
W.e.f 2019 the Full dissertation Master’s will be discontinued and all three Masters programmes will be aligned to consist of seven core modules, two elective modules and a mini-dissertation.
Today, the GSTM offers a variety of engineering-, project- and technology management-related programmes. Several individuals from industry are also involved on a part-time basis, mostly as extraordinary professors. The GSTM offers internationally recognised programmes at honours, master’s and doctoral level. Its programmes address different needs in the field of technology management, project management, engineering management, life cycle management and asset management.
A strong focus on research ensures competitive education. Research also ensures relevance to the market in terms of increased competitiveness, optimising product life cycles, technology transfer and the positioning of technological abilities within the international context. The GSTM’s academic and research offering and consultation services to industry contribute to relevance, competitiveness and excellence.
Collaboration with both local and international institutions is of great importance to the GSTM. This contributes to the continuous improvement in the quality of its research and educational activities. It has a long-standing collaboration with Tilburg University in The Netherlands, and academics from both institutions engage in exchange programmes for research and teaching activities.