Human Computer Interaction & User Experience

This Higher Diploma will produce graduates who understand the human factors involved in creating an interface, have the know how to imagine and structure a suitable design, and have the skills to turn it into working code. This programme will enable you 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.

Subjects taught

Practical modules on the programme will cover topics such as: web development and interaction design, mobile development, multimedia technology, Virtual / Augmented and Mixed Reality, machine learning, audio and speech processing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and ethical questions. The programme also contains a workplace preparation module. A diploma project allows students to work on a comprehensive integrated project with academic staff in HCI and UX.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Higher Diploma in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) are required to have completed a three-year Level 8 degree in any subject, including Computing. There is also the potential to enter this programme through recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL). Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Applicants also have the opportunity to apply through Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.
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Application dates

Closing Date : 30 June 2024


1 year full-time

Post Course Info

Graduates of this programme can find careers as a User Experience Designer, Human Factors Engineer, or Information Architect, but the skills developed over the course of this programme are transferable to many careers and working environments.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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