Technology pervades many aspects our lives today and the its true also in the sporting community. The Queensland Sports Technology Cluster in conjunction with Griffith university school of Engineering will offer a masters degree in 2013. The degree programme is seeking applicants from suitably qualified applicants from engineering or sports science backgrounds.
Every year Australian and overseas universities produce thousands of graduates all hoping to work in the sports industry in servicing roles, developmental or design of new equipment. Your training in working with the energetic systems of the body, with athletes and the designing and conducting of programmes to improve performance are all highly valued but are increasingly reliant on technology. This masters program will help you stand out from the pack by giving you the skills to meet the increasing reliance on technology in this industry. How to handle masses of data, understand the techno jargon and when purchasing and using support equipment e.g. GPS monitors.
The masters programme itself will run for one year fulltime with specialist subjects in sports technology and relevant engineering and sports science content that compliment your foundation discipline. A research dissertation will ground your theoretical skills in project based learning through one of our elite sport or research partners. Additionally, you will learn how to keep up with and contribute to technological advancements which is typical across many areas of science today.
Why you might do this degree
With the uptake of technology in sport there is an emerging Sports technology skill set gap. Sport scientists understand sport well but less so the technology, Engineers and physical scientists have the technological skills but lack the expertise in understanding sport
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