HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION, MSC
|Course Duration / ECTS
|4 semesters / 120 ECTS
|Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
|· Bachelor’s degree in an equivalent or related field from
an accredited Austrian or foreign institute of higher education
|Language of instruction English
|Proof of language proficiency
|Dates and Deadlines
|· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
|Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
|Department of Artificial Intelligence and Human Interfaces (AIHI)
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What will I learn?
This study programme is a joint master between PLUS and the University of Applied Science Salzburg. It is taught in English and targeted at national and international students that are interested in how humans interact with any kind of interfaces. The study programme is highly interdisciplinary and attractive for diverse backgrounds such as design, informatics, psychology etc. Its goal is the research, design, and improvement of interfaces between users and technical systems including their user experiences (UX). It aims at a scientifically sound education as well as at an application oriented practical training at university level. In order to cope with current and future digital challenges, graduates of the programme will have a qualification profile that includes a comprehensive knowledge of general approaches (e.g., design thinking, experience-centred design), qualitative aspects and guidelines (e.g., usability, user experience), corresponding methods and tools, current and future interaction approaches, as well as the institutionalisation and management of user experience in organisations.
What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The digital revolution is not about technology – it’s about people. Become an expert in the thriving field of Human-Computer Interaction and help to shape the way people interact with digital applications, products or services. This interdisciplinary degree programme combines principles from computer science, design and psychology and is dedicated to understanding the evolving relationship between people and interactive systems. The programme prepares future experts to ideate, design, implement and evaluate novel interfaces and innovative forms of interaction that better respond to the needs of users. Topics include HCI theory, methodology and prototyping, human factors & user experience engineering, interaction design & digital innovation, contextual interfaces, HCI innovations & future technologies and their application in research and industry. In a nuthshell: * Joint master programme of FH Salzburg and Center of Human-Computer Interaction, Salzburg University * Hands-on research and industry projects * Up-and-coming fields of application such as smart homes, industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, digital health * Wide range of elective courses meant for individual specialisation *Optional internship in industry
Which career opportunities do I have?
The demand for specialists in Human-Computer Interaction in research and innovation is constantly growing in companies, universities and the public sector. The central sectors for graduates of the programme are creative industries, software industry, consulting & training, as well as academic and application-oriented research & technology organisations.
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Photographs: © Human-Computer Interaction Division / David Fisslthaler (1-4) I © Alexander Meschtscherjakov (5)