TECH FUTURES LAB | MASTER OF TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURES
Turn challenge into opportunity
The Master of Technological Futures is not your ordinary Master’s qualification. Delivered fully online in real time it’s a practical programme that challenges how you think about business and rewires your problem-solving skills. You'll learn to recognise opportunities arising from disruption and how to leverage technology to bring positive change.
This is New Zealand’s most entrepreneurial, accessible, forward looking Masters programme, delivered by leading technology experts, futurists and social enterprise leaders.
We don’t just theorise. We do.
Collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning.
Log in to live classes and workshop sessions.
View business, society and the economy as an ecosystem.
Learn and use system and design-led thinking.
Develop confidence to test and fail fast.
Unpack biases and look at opportunities through a new lens.
Join an entrepreneurial community
Connect and collaborate with others shaping tomorrow’s businesses.
Engage in a creatively stimulating environment.
Be part of the conversation for change.
You’ll graduate with both a recognised Masters’ qualification and a road-tested project you can move ahead with.
Come join us. The future needs you.
A part time course for full time change
Designed as an 18 month part-time programme, so you can manage work and life commitments while working on your future. Delivered in two phases, this is a Master’s degree that’s highly interactive, engaging and practical.
We have two intakes in 2020:
18 June 2020. This intake will be delivered live-online, supported by our custom-built learning management system and suite of leading communication tools.
15 October 2020. This intake will be delivered face to face, onsite at our purpose-built learning centre at 99 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland.
1. Immersion Phase
16-20hrs per week
From day one you’ll be immersed in practical hands-on experiences. Using a variety of different media, you’ll deep dive into new practices and models, emerging technologies and innovations defining the future of business. You’ll work with industry experts and innovators in a fluid, interactive environment.
June 2020 intake class schedule
See the Info Pack for the October intake class schedule, delivered face to face onsite.
2. Applied Learning Phase
16-20hrs per week
Delivered as a mix of workshop sessions and self-managed project development. You’ll learn to apply the art of testing and prototyping to refine an outcome. This real-world applied approach will support you to facilitate teaching others by presenting your project in a voice that’s authentic and relevant.
Mentorship and a dedicated advisor.
Collaborative learning is our standard.
A dedicated advisor to keep you focused and considered in your project while also on top of specific academic requirements
One-on-one virtual sessions with subject matter experts for real-world experience input
Regular ‘Lighting Lab’ online or onsite sessions to present half-baked ideas, engage with other Master’s candidates and learn other skills like pitching concepts or document structure for your Master’s report
Get more details on the programme.
No project? No problem.
There’s no requirement to know what you want to hone in on before you start the Master of Technological Futures.
Bring the passion or focus that steers your moral compass
Explore opportunities that can incorporate your values or belief system
Create a project that is truly yours
We’re all learning together
Our approach to learning is founded in collaboration and community. After all, no person is an island. We thrive and get energy when we can share and learn from others, including our students. We create opportunities in your learning experience to connect, build community and gain insight from our extensive network of industry-leading experts and futurists.
If like us, you’re committed to a positive future, fueled by fresh regenerative thinking, this is the place for you.
We have three intakes per year for the Master of Technological Futures.
Upcoming in 2020
Gen12 Cohort Commences
18 June 2020
Scholarship application deadline
7 May 2020
Gen13 Cohort Commences
15 October 2020
Scholarship application deadline
3 September 2020
*Providing the cohort is not already full.
Lead the way forward
Applied, hands-on and grounded in the real world, this Masters’ qualification is ideal for people who are ready to be part of the shift to a new way of doing business. If you’re part of the conversation, you have the ability to influence, lead and direct change.
Bring your passion to do things differently
Regardless of what stage you’re at in life, what’s most important is your desire to change the rules and forge new paths.
Professionals wanting to progress their career further, using disruptive tech as a platform
Leaders seeking to refocus their skills into a future-focused project or start up
Entrepreneurs who want to round out their skill set and build new connections
There’s something collaborative yet individualistic about Tech Futures Lab that really struck me. I thought, if I take my ideas here, they’re going to find a home.
Tommy Honey, founder of Slimby
Eligibility for admission
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 only available to candidates who qualify as domestic students (NZ and Australian citizens and permanent residents).
You’ll need one of the following:
A bachelor’s degree or Level 7 Graduate Diploma (or higher) AND relevant professional and/or technical experience that demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed
Relevant professional and/or technical experience that demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed
An investment in your future
Gaining a Master’s qualification is no small feat. The Master of Technological Futures says a lot about who you are and what you can do. It creates a platform for new possibilities, much more than a piece of paper.
$15,441 (incl. GST)
Domestic students only. See Key Dates above for details.
Studylink Student Loans are available. Depending on your study history, you may also be eligible for the Government's ’Fees Free’ scheme.
We offer scholarships for Maori and Pacific Island candidates, covering 50% of full tuition fees. Find out more here.
A recognised qualification to make a difference
This NZQA accredited qualification is a postgraduate programme, level 9 and will earn you 180 credits. Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates at Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.
How to apply
Take the first step forward to your future and apply to enrol in the Master of Technological Futures with us.
Want to talk with us?
We understand the decision to embark on a Master’s programme requires some consideration. If there’s any questions you’ve got, we’re here to help answer them.