Master in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Jönköping University

Program Description

Master in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Jönköping University

Master of Science with a major in Informatics

This is a two years Master's programme that aims at providing students with knowledge on approaches where information technology is a driving force for successful business operation.

Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables are replacing desktop computers at the workplace and in the home. Work is often done on the go, in a mobile and ever changing environment – switching from one device to another and moving first from the office to the bus stop, and then home.

The underlying information systems supporting this shift are changing too, introducing new constraints and goals. This requires a new mindset, a rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected to transform enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and to deliver a supportive IT architecture.

This masters will equip you with knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges. You will learn user experience design, IT architecture and enterprise architecture. You will be able to design and develop mobile and server-side solutions, as well as learn to master the fundamentals of service design and cloud computing.


After graduation

With a degree in User Experience Design and IT Architecture you will be prepared to work in various roles such as user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, IT architect or IT strategist, cloud solution architect, or enterprise architect. You will also be prepared for doctoral studies.

Courses within the programme

NB Preliminary list of courses

Year 1

  • User Experience Design 6 credits
  • Industrial Product Realisation:
  • Process - Methods – Leadership 9 credits
  • Development for Mobile, Wearable and Smart Devices 6 credits
  • Information Architecture and Semantic Technologies 6 credits
  • Development of Server-side Solutions 6 credits
  • Enterprise Architecture and IT Architecture 7.5 credits
  • Cross-Channel User Experience and Service Design 6 credits
  • Entrepreneurial Performance Management and IT 7.5 credits
  • Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 1 3 credits
  • Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 2 3 credits

Year 2

  • Industry Placement Course 9 credits
  • Product Specification and Requirements Management 6 credits
  • Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 3 9 credits
  • Final Thesis Work, Master 30 credits

Elective course:

  • Cloud Computing and Data Analytics 6 credits
  • Software Engineering - a Product Perspective 6 credits


  • Credits: 120,0 ECTS credits
  • Level: Master's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2016


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in informatics, computer science, computer engineering, interaction design (with relevant courses in web programming), or equivalent.

Proof of English profiency is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 5, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
135,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Jönköping
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Duration 2 years
Price 135,000 SEK
per year. Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.