Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction and Design

EIT Digital Master School
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

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About this program

Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction and Design

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.

The EIT Digital Master’s degree HCID is an interdisciplinary programs where our User-Centred Design approach places the users at the centre of the design process. By combining human aspects (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.

Admission requirements

If you wish to apply to this programs 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

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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1 (Common courses)

Courses include:

  • Introduction Course for Master's students: Academic Skills
  • User-Centered Methods for Product and Service Design
  • Emergent User Interfaces
  • Design Project
  • Usability Evaluation
  • Startup Experience, BDL
  • Global Business in the Digital Age
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Methodology of Interaction Design
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • Interaction Programming and the Dynamic Web
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Business Development Lab of Entrepreneurship Engineers
  • Summer Course- Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Design of Interactive Systems
  • Evaluation of Interactive Systems
  • Design project in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Introduction Programming of Interactive Systems
  • Business Development Lab 1
  • Business Development Lab 2
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advance
  • Foundations of Interaction Technology
  • Concepts, Measures and Methods
  • I&E Basics: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Finance EIT students
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Designing Interactive Experiences
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction and Design
  • Design Methods for Human Computer Interaction
  • Programming of User Interfaces
  • User Experience and Mobile Interaction
  • Computer Science Seminars I
  • Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management
  • Evaluation of Interactive Systems
  • HCI Project
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Modelling
  • Internship Business
  • Advanced User Interfaces
  • Data Bases 2
  • Software Engineering 
  • Strategy & Marketing
  • Hypermedia Applications
  • Computing Infrastructure
  • Designing Digital Business Innovation Lab
  • I&E Summer School

Year 2 (Specializations)

Specializations include:

  • Computational Interaction
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Interaction
  • Situated Interaction
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Accessible and Adaptive Interaction
  • Multi-Modal Interaction
  • Cognitive Interaction

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships have a duration of two years, are merit-based, and are offered to the top applicants in each programs and each entry point.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


EU/EEA students:

  • Per semester: 2.500 EUR
  • Per year: 5.000 EUR

International/Non-EU students:

  • Per semester: 7.500 EUR 
  • Per year: 15.000 EUR 


Credits: 120 ECTS

Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Career paths

Graduates from the HCID master’s programs qualify for jobs in international and local organisations in both technical and business roles. Graduates could become:

  • User experience (UX) or interaction designer
  • UX Architect
  • Usability engineer
  • Interactive systems engineer
  • Human factors expert
  • Business developer
  • Product manager
  • Consultant

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