Why study Human-Computer Interaction and Design at EIT Digital Master School?
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) focuses on the study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces, interactive systems and services.
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 translates into commercial success. Students learn how to design and define how people interact and live with the modern ever-changing technical world.
The curriculum combines the technical major in HCID (Technical major 75%) with a minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) (business minor 25%). You will learn how to bring innovation to the market and how to develop a successful business model. These additional entrepreneurial skills will give you your ticket to a successful career.
How is the programme structured?
Students study in two different European countries.
Upon completion, graduates receive two MSc degrees from the two universities they will have studied at and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The first year is similar at all entry points. All students participate in a 3-day business challenge in digital innovation.
2-week summer school between the first year and the second year
The second year offers specialisation and a graduation project. The graduation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.
Where can you study Human-Computer Interaction and Design?
Computational Interaction (Aalto)
Mobile and Ubiquitous Interaction (KTH)
Multi-Modal Interaction (TUB)
Situated Interaction (UPS)
Cognitive Interaction (UNITN)
Intelligent Systems (UT)
Accessible and Adaptive Interaction (UPM)
Who can apply?
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:
Electrical Engineering/ electronic
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.
How can you apply?
Our academic year starts in August-October depending on your choice of university.
Period 1: 16 November 2020 - 3 February 2021
Period 2: 17 February 2021 - 19 April 2021
* We recommend non-EU citizens to apply in period one to allow sufficient time for a visa.
Applications are made through our online Application Portal, on our website.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
Standard tuition fees are set at 1,500EUR per year for EU citizens and 14,000EUR per year for non-EU citizens.
Application fee: 75 EUR
Scholarships are in a limited number and awarded to top candidates only. The top candidates are selected from all the applicants who are accepted, per programme. We advise you not to rely on one of our scholarships and look for further, external support for your studies.