MSc Human-Computer Interaction - 2015
|Programme Title||Human-Computer Interaction|
|School/Department||School of Computer Science|
|Length of Programme||1 years|
|Awarding Institution||The University of Birmingham|
|QAA Benchmarking Groups||Computing|
Educational Aims Of Programme
- To produce Masters level graduates who have a sound understanding of the core concepts and techniques of HCI and who are well equipped to move into either high level technical employment or to embark on a research career.
- Graduates will have both theoretical and practical understanding of the research tools and methods of HCI. They will have an understanding of the psychology of the user. They will also have and be able to apply the necessary technical skills.
- The programme will re-enforce students' transferable skills through the research skills module and through project work.
Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies
Knowledge and Understanding
- Principles of HCI, usability and user experience, designing, building and evaluating interactive systems.
- The psychology of the user, the social context of design, and the potentials and issues of next-generation interactive systems.
- Research tools and methods used in HCI.
Skills & Other Attributes
- Practical experience in HCI: usability and user experience, designing, building and evaluating interactive systems.
- Applying knowledge of the psychology of the user, the social context of design, and the potentials and issues of next-generation interactive systems.
- Selecting and using research tools and methods used in HCI.
- The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.
- It is not intended to admit students to PGCert and PGDip programmes, although these qualifications will be available to students who have met the minimum requirements given in University Regulations.
- Not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the timetable permits. As students may have to make preliminary option choices before timetables are available, changes may be needed later if there are clashes. In selecting options, students need to pay attention to pre- and co-requisites.
- Students' individual programmes of study must be approved by the Programme Director (as the nominee of the Head of School).
- Project topics must be approved by the Programme Director as being appropriate to the Aims and Learning Outcomes of the programme.