The Higher Diploma in Human-Computer Interaction & User Experience is a 1 year full time programme that will prepare graduates to design, develop, and evaluate interfaces for modern applications and technologies. This couse is for applicants who have at least a three-year Level 8 degree in any subject, including Computing. Prospective students who do not have a level 8 qualification, but have the equivalent in professional experience, may be eligible under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) route. As this is a full time course, it is not suitable for those in full time employment.
Unlike other programmes, this Higher Diploma connects the theories of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) with modern technology, like Artificial Intelligence and Augmented/Virtual Reality, and application domains relevant for future interface design (i.e. search interfaces, data visualisation).
Students on this programme will learn to design and program user experiences using the latest tools and technologies for developing interactive and immersive applications. These skills will be practised in module work, a team project, case studies and collaboration with industry. Additionally, a workplace preparation module will help students to shape their career paths and develop those important connections with HCI/UX companies and industry more broadly.
For further information on course content, visit our Higher Diploma in Human-Computer Interaction & User Experience programme page.
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To qualify for free or significantly reduced fees for this programme under Human Capital Initiative Pillar One, there are some criteria you would need to meet. Please visit the Springboard webpage on eligibility to find out more.
Examples of careers that graduates of this programme will find are:
- User Experience Designers
- Human Factors Engineers
- Information Architects
However, the skills developed over the course of this programme are transferable to many careers and working environments, and are highly sought after in all sectors of the economy.
If you have any questions about this course, don't hesitate to get in touch! You can get in contact with the programme coordinator, Dr Ralf Bierig, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org