Master of Technological Futures
Level 9 - NZQA accredited
Next intake: Thursday, 28 October 2021
2021 applications close: Thursday, 21 October 2021
2022 intakes: 17 February and 16 June 2022 (see key dates below for details)
Duration: 18 months part-time, 12 months full-time
Delivery models: On-site or Blended (see key dates below for options)
Location: On-site learning takes place at Tech Futures Lab, 99 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland
Fees*: $11,580.75 (incl. GST) $15,441 (incl. GST)
* 2021 fees with 25% Earlybird discount applied. Check Fees section below for 2022 fees.
Watch our May 2021 Masters Information Session, which covers in-depth information on the programme. View it here.
Result: Level 9 (180 credits)
Become a changemaker in your workplace or launch yourself into a totally new space.
The Master of Technological Futures is New Zealand’s most innovative forward looking Master’s programme. Designed in close consultation with industry and delivered by leading technology experts, futurists and social enterprise leaders, this is a practical and untraditional programme that upskills professionals to take full advantage of what this fast-emerging digital era offers.
You’ll learn how to do things differently – to see from new perspectives, to plan and shape ideas using new methodologies and develop your leadership skills to be able to drive change in your workplace and communities.
There are three key dimensions where the programme expands your knowledge:
Emerging Disruptive Technologies (EDT). Key technologies like Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotics.
New business models and paradigms. Contemporary approaches to structuring, leading, and developing businesses, like systems and design thinking practices, fit for an ever-changing environment.
Societal shifts. Influences from society that impact business like circular, sharing, and collaborative economies, the digital-first generation, and the value of genuine indigenous perspectives and wisdom.
Most importantly, the programme connects these dimensions to give a holistic view of the future of business, so you’ll be able to clearly identify opportunities and know how to create sustainable impactful solutions.
The Master of Technological Futures programme differs from traditional Master’s degrees like MBAs as it’s practical, designed in close consultation with industry experts and you have the choice to either complete it with a research or real-world project. Every student has a dedicated advisor who supports and guides them throughout the duration of the programme and connects them with other experts, industry or academic, to help round out research and project outcomes.
This Master’s programme does not reinforce the status quo. It breaks away the barriers and silos attached to traditional business and flips your perspective to see problems as opportunities to learn and grow.
The Master of Technological Futures is designed specifically for people who want to be a part of and lead the way forward in the new world of business. This is intentional learning at its very best.
This programme is for you if you want to:
A Master’s degree from Tech Futures Lab says you look to the future with open eyes – you not only understand the impacts’ technology will have on our world, but you are also able to harness them to develop solutions that are inclusive, sustainable and impactful.
A fully-flexible programme carefully designed to accommodate both the many work/ life commitments people carry as well as the outcome intentions they have from gaining a Master’s degree.
With two delivery models available, you can choose to study on-site with us at the Lab in Grafton, Auckland or in our blended delivery model (available in 2022). We have part-time (18 months) and full-time (12 months) study options and the programme is split over two key phases: Immersion and Project.
The time commitment differs between part-time and full-time, please see below for more information or for a full breakdown of the programme structure, check the 2021 Education Handbook and 2022 Education Handbook.
Applies to both full-time and part-time options:
Part-time option only:
Full-time option only:
For more detail on the Immersion and Project phases, please see the 2021 Education Handbook and 2022 Education Handbook.
The full tuition fee for the Master of Technological Futures programme is:
We offer a 25% Early Bird discount available until 28 September 2021 for the 28 October intake. This will bring the amount to $11,580.75* for domestic students only (not available to international students).
*2021 prices stated are in NZD and inclusive of 15% GST (goods and services tax). Check 2022 Education Handbook for 2022 prices.
Support available to domestic students:
We offer scholarships for people who identify as Māori or Pacific learners. We recommend you first explore the Fees Free scheme to check your eligibility before you apply for a scholarship. Talk with us if you want to discuss your options.
With the current Covid-19 travel restrictions in place at the New Zealand border, this Master’s programme is only available to study as an international student if you are already in New Zealand. As the New Zealand government reviews and revises travel restrictions, it may be possible to apply for a Student Visa and travel to New Zealand to study this Master’s programme with us in the future.
You will need to check the conditions on your visa to see if you are eligible to study with us. To find out more about studying with Tech Futures Lab as an international student, visit our International Students page.
We value industry and real-world experience as much as an academic record. You don’t need specific technical ability but you must demonstrate a willingness to learn.
Places are offered in order of enrolment. The programme is available to candidates who qualify as domestic students (NZ and Australian citizens and permanent residents) and international students who are currently residing in New Zealand. Please see the International Students page for specific information.
You’ll need one of the following:
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of English language competence. This might be a formal test, academic qualification from an English-speaking country, or professional achievements in English. More details of the requirements these options need to meet are covered on the International Students page.
A getting to know you interview
This is a reciprocal one-to-one interview where you get to know Postgraduate Programme Lead Maheshi Wadasinghe and we get to know you, to ensure this Master’s is the right fit for you. We can do this in person here at the Lab in Grafton, Auckland or virtually if you’re further away.
Not sure of your eligibility?
Check the 2021 Education Handbook and 2022 Education Handbook for more details or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve also created this handy template to assist in asking for support.
All Master of Technological Futures students will have a dedicated Advisor throughout the programme. Master’s Advisors guide and support students through their learning journey, acting as a valuable sounding board for ideas and helping them to connect with other industry or academic experts.
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