12 months
31763 USD/year
6238 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Human Interface Technology from University of Canterbury aims to improve interactive technology to meet users’ needs. This technology is useful in a wide range of areas such as medicine, rehabilitation, education and training, entertainment, and business.


Human Interface Technology from University of Canterbury offers students direct engagement with industry through projects and scholarships.

Graduates of the MHIT will have:

  • knowledge of interface design principles
  • the ability to describe and evaluate interface hardware and software
  • experience of working on projects and in teams
  • research and development skills.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Interface Technology
  • Design and Evaluation
  • Prototyping and Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enrol, students should have an honours degree in Computer Science, Design, Psychology, or another appropriate field.  
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31763 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6238 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 8,642 NZD
  • International Students - 44,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /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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