Queensland University of Technology (QUT) will launch a new postgraduate degree that helps researchers and research managers unlock the commercial potential of their work in mid-2012.


It will become the only Australian university to offer the Master of Research Management and Commercialisation.


QUT Dean of Research and Research Training Professor Paul Burnett said that for some time the university had recognised a need for a formal postgraduate award which provides training in best practice management skills and commercialisation to the research sectors.


"With content that is provided fully online and is relevant to all technical disciplines, we believe that this will become the postgraduate degree of choice for all professional research managers/administrators, researchers and innovators wanting to further their careers," he said. 


The postgraduate degree will be suitable for administration professionals in research organisations, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals from public and private R&D organisations.


The course will equip people with skills and knowledge in research commercialisation, research project management, entrepreneurship and leadership.


More information at www.egradschool.edu.au