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Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

EIT Digital Master School

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
14000 EUR/year
1500 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Smart devices (mobile phones, PDAs, tablet computers), smart products (car, navigation) and smart environments (ambient intelligence) are enabling new services that require innovative interfaces. Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) at EIT Digital Master School focuses on the study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces, interactive systems and services.

Overview

The EIT Digital Master School’s degree Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) is an interdisciplinary programme where our User-Centred Design approach places the users at the centre of the design process. By combining human aspects (both at a cognitive, aesthetic and sensory-motor levels) to technological and business aspects, we create new products and services with great usability and user experience, and a solid customer demand, which often translate into commercial success.

HCID serves as the bridge to new products and services. Students learn how to design and define how people interact and live with the modern ever-changing technical world.

What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme?

Graduates from the Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) at EIT Digital Master School 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.

Where can I study Human Computer Interaction and Design?

Entry 1st Year
  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • University Paris Sud (UPS), France
  • University of Twente (UT), Netherlands
Exit 2nd Year
  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • University Paris Sud (UPS), France
  • University of Trento (UNITN), Italy
  • University of Twente (UT), Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning: Basic Principles
  • Computer Graphics
  • Design of WWW services
  • User Research 

Audience

If you wish to apply to this programme you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering/ electronic

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application period one: November 16 - February 3
  • Application period two: February 17 - April 19
  • It is recommend that non-EU citizens apply in period one to allow sufficient time for a visa processing.

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor of Science in:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering/ Electronic Engineering

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • 75 EUR - Application Fee

Funding

No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

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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