M1 Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) - EIT Digital, M.Sc.

M1 Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) - EIT Digital, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The EIT Digital Master School is an European programme open to European and non European citizen. The EIT Digital HCID programme is one the many technical majors that the EIT offers. The Master Degree in M1 Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) - EIT Digital is offered by Paris-Saclay University.


This programme offers a Front line technical content within the field, Studies at two of Europe's foremost technical universities leading to a double degree and a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The Master Degree in M1 Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) - EIT Digital M1 Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) - EIT Digital is offered by Paris-Saclay University Paris-Saclay University.

What is the programme all about?

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.

The HCID programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses on design and evaluation of interactive systems with a strong emphasis on user-centered design techniques: understanding the human capacities and consequences of using information technology as a tool for solving work related tasks, and developing and evaluating the systems by putting the user at the center of the design process. In addition, the program will create a business thinking in terms of user profiles, user segments, house style, branding, and market development and product introductions.

What are the carrier opportunities for graduates from the programme?

Graduates from the HCID master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are:

  • interaction designer or user experience designer,
  • interactive systems engineer,
  • human factors expert,
  • usability engineer,
  • business developer,
  • product manager, or consultant.

Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together. They will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and entertainment. An alternative path would be to start your own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 
  • Design of Interactive Systems 
  • Programming of Interactive Systems 
  • Evaluation of Interactive Systems 
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Basics 
  • Business Developpement Lab 1 
  • French Language and Culture
  • Interactive Information Visualization
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Photo-Realistic Rendering
  • Gestural and Mobile Interaction 
  • Internet of Things and Human-Machine Interaction 
  • Mixed Reality and Tangible Interaction 
  • Intelligent Multimodal Interaction
  • Virtual Humans 
  • Groupware and Collaborative Work
  • Creative Design 
  • Design Project in HCI 
  • Advanced Design of Interactive Systems 
  • Advanced Evaluation of Interactive Systems 
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advanced 
  • Business Developpement Lab 2 
  • Summer School
  • Digital Fabrication 
  • Audio synthesis
  • Interactive Information Visualization
  • Scientific Visualization 
  • Photo-Realistic Rendering
  • Gestural and Mobile Interaction
  • Internet of Things and Human-Machine Interaction 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Previous studies: A completed Bachelor's degree

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university.

A  B.Sc. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering or information systems is required. In special cases students from industrial design, media technology, computational linguistics, and cognitive sciences with sufficient skills in mathematics, software design and programming can be considered.

Language requirements: Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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