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HIGHER DIPLOMA IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION AND USER EXPERIENCE

Qualification : HIGHER DIPLOMA

Award Type and NFQ level : HIGHER DIPLOMA (8)

CAO/PAC code : MHG20

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Closing Date : 24 August 2020

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"Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020."

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.

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:

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth Unversity’s TOEFL code is 8850.

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

Course Duration: 1 year full-time

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.

Online application only 

There are two online application routes for this programme:

PAC Code - 
MHG20

 

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
 
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
 Please only apply via one entry route, Springboard or PAC.
 
 
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