Interaction Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
Are you as excited about computer science, interactive systems or electrical engineering as you are about analysing human behaviour and exploring user contexts?  Then our new two-year, English-taught Master’s programme Interaction Technology from University of Twente (UT) may be the right choice for you.

About

This unique Master’s programme Interaction Technology from University of Twente (UT) will take you to the cutting edge of science and technology. You will immerse yourself in the technical disciplines you are most interested in, such as computer science or electrical engineering. At the same time you will develop broader knowledge and skills, preparing yourself for a role as either a researcher, a designer or an entrepreneur. Whichever you choose, you will be equipped to create exciting, meaningful interactive technology solutions that answer to the needs and wants of your target users.

Growing Demand in Many Domains

With the rise of new technologies, devices and forms of connectivity, we are seeing more and more intelligent, interactive systems capable of supporting and extending human activities. Think, for example, of multimodal, wearable interfaces and perceptual media. The traditional field of Human Computer Interaction has evolved into the far broader and deeper field of Interaction Technology. Rapid progress in combinations of electrical engineering and computer science are fuelling this development with innovations like smart sensors. This is why these are key technologies in our ITECH programme. The application domains for interactive technology are numerous and growing all the time. Some examples:

  • Communication technology for global activities
  • Social robots
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions
  • Healthcare solutions, telemedicine and e-mental health solutions
  • Design of persuasive health technology systems
  • Mobility and autonomous systems (for example, self-driving cars)
  • Interactive learning environments
  • Cybercrime science
  • Fashion (wearable tech)
  • Energy, sustainability

High Tech, Human Touch

The ITECH Master’s programme answers to a growing demand for professionals who can recognize and act on opportunities in areas like those listed above. The programme will provide you with the necessary technological expertise as well as a creative, cross-disciplinary perspective and a solid understanding of human behaviour. This will enable you to create out-of-the-box solutions for impacting society. Building on our university’s unique High Tech Human Touch philosophy, you will learn how to link technical possibilities with real human needs and wants through research, design, storytelling and entrepreneurship.

Where Man Meets Machine

The ITECH Master’s programme answers to a growing demand for professionals who can recognize and act on opportunities in areas like those listed above. The programme will provide you with the necessary technological expertise as well as a creative, cross-disciplinary perspective and a solid understanding of human behaviour. This will enable you to create out-of-the-box solutions for impacting society. Building on our university’s unique High Tech Human Touch philosophy, you will learn how to link technical possibilities with real human needs and wants through research, design, storytelling and entrepreneurship.

Accreditation

The Master’s programme Interaction Technology from University of Twente (UT) is accredited by NVAO.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • General Techniques : Introduction to Machine Learning, Advanced Machine Learning, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Advanced Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Sensing Technology : Affective Computing, Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing, Information Retrieval, Conversational Agents, Brain Computer Interfaces, Trends in Human Robot Interaction Research
  • Advanced courses: Advanced Machine Learning, Advanced Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Research Experiments in Databases and Information Retrieval, All the advanced research projects
  • Advanced Research Projects: Affective Computing, Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing, Information Retrieval, Conversational Agents, Brain Computer Interfaces, Human Robot Interaction.
For more information, please visit programme website.

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Credits
        120 ECTS
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

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      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

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      Academic Requirements

      Required knowledge

      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering, or an equivalent qualification.
      • Knowledge of the following topics: Linear Algebra, Statistics & Probability, Theory of automata and formal languages, Logic, Experience with either Artificial Intelligence or (Design of) Human Computer Interaction

      Required information to prove the fulfilment of the requirement:

      • Copy of diploma
      • Transcript of records
      • CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
      • Course descriptions
      • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc) 

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      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        14250 EUR/year
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        2060 EUR/year
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        Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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      Living costs for Enschede

      • 650 - 920 EUR/month
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      Funding

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