Interaction Design - Carlow

This programme designed for honours graduates or early career professionals in product and industrial design, multimedia and game design, visual communication design, architecture, engineering and other design related fields who have a specific interest in designing robust, usable and useful human to system interactions.

This Masters programme has been developed by South East Technological University in consultation with industry and is delivered though a blended learning approach of condensed onsite delivery and self-directed learning supported by online resources within the structured environment of a taught programme.

The aim is to provide maximum flexibility for learners to balance their studies with their other work and life commitments. The programme is centred around the development and delivery of a major project which can be either theory based or rooted in the learners current working practices.

Special Features
This Masters programme sits within the Department of Humanities at South East Technological University which facilitates the culture of interdisciplinary design lead research and learning. Through blended onsite and online delivery, the programme facilitates undertaking the programme as part of a work based continued professional development.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Design Psychology & Framing User Experience
Principles of Interaction Design
Design Research Methods
Human Interaction Design
Prototyping Interactions
Communication Design (Online delivery)
Interaction Project Dissertation

Entry requirements

A Level 8 Honours Degree in Product or Industrial Design, Games Design, Visual Communication Design, or other related design disciplines such as Architecture or Engineering (minimum 2nd class Honours). Candidates with significant experience in the design services sector (as determined by the University’s recognition of prior learning policy), in addition to an Honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis through SETU Carlow’s RPL system. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case-bycase basis through SETU Carlow’s RPL system.


1 year full-time.

Post Course Info

Study & Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Interaction Design is an embedded exit award (Level 9 - 60 credits).

This programme will provide graduates with a unique opportunity to increase their value in the growing field of interaction design and human factors. Graduates may also adopt research and advisory roles in relation to new product development and development of the provision of creative services in practice.

Potential employment opportunities:
Interaction Designer
User Experience Designer/Consultant/Engineer
HCI Designer
Mobile App Designer
Design Entrepreneur
Web Designer
Front End/Content Developer
Digital Media Designer
Visual Designer
Communications Designer
Multi-disciplinary Design Studios
Strategic Design Thinkers
Design Thinking
Product Designer
Industrial Designer
Service Designer

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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