12 months
1241 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
1241 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
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A master’s in Human-Centered Eesign (HCD) from Florida Institute of Technology gives graduates the educational foundation and the hands-on research experience needed to enter a career in human-centered design.


The opportunities for human-centered design careers are very diverse, and because there are so many relevant study topics, many individuals select a particular interest and specialize in it. 

Studying for a master’s in Human-Centered Eesign (HCD) at Florida Institute of Technology is a multidisciplinary experience that includes other scientific disciplines, from human–computer interaction and artificial intelligence to architecture, ethnographical design, and crisis management. In addition to specializing in HCD, the School of Human-Centered Design, Innovation, and Art also offers courses on creativity and design thinking, function analysis, industrial design, and user experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Function Analysis
  • Usability Engineering
  • Creativity and Design Thinking
  • Industrial Human-Centered Design
  • Life-Critical Systems
  • Advanced Interaction Media
  • Cognitive Engineering and Human-Centered Design of Life-Critical Systems
  • Complexity Analysis for Human-Centered Design
  • Organization Design and Management for Human-Centered Design
  • Modeling and Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students looking to enroll in a master's degree program at Florida Tech must hold a bachelor's degree (four-year degree) in a related field from a recognized, regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent).
  • Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate in order to be considered for admission to a Florida Tech master's degree program.
  • If a student demonstrates acceptable undergraduate achievement but has subject-specific course deficiencies, the academic department that oversees the program will specify the criteria that must be met to make up for them.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1241 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1241 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1030 - 1585 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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