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Overview

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has become one of the most important areas for the success of modern computing technologies and software applications. Specialists with skills in HCI are in great demand to help deliver solutions within increasingly dynamic and complex environments and for increasingly diverse uses.

The MSc Human-Computer Interaction programme aims to address the market demand for HCI professionals able to apply their skills to design, implement, and evaluate traditional and emergent ‘interactive technologies’. This programme integrates the latest research advances in the field of HCI, powering a unique research-led teaching and learning environment. The knowledge and skills offered by this programme can be applied to an ever-growing range of areas:
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Information visualisation and data analytics
  • Digital entertainment and mobile applications
  • Social media development
  • Virtual/augmented/mixed reality applications.

Why Study Human-Computer Interaction at XJTLU?

  • Tailor your studies to suit your career ambitions with modules such as human-robot interaction, information visualisation, artificial intelligence and more
  • Benefit from specialised on-campus lab facilities for virtual reality, augmented reality, tactile/tangible/mid-air gesture-based interaction interfaces and other technologies
  • Engage in research under the supervision of staff with the possibility of presenting your results at international conferences and publishing in leading journals
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Human-Computer Interaction programme, you will have:

  • in-depth understanding of the latest developments in the field of HCI and related disciplines
  • theoretical and practical knowledge in designing, developing, and evaluating new human-centric interactive technologies and applications
  • advanced capabilities in the creation and improvement of innovative technologies.
Human-Computer Interaction is a multidisciplinary field focusing on improving and facilitating communication between users and machines through innovative interface design. This programme equips students with solid knowledge and advanced capabilities in developing human-centred interactive technologies through research-led learning.
Lingyun Yu
Programme Director

Modules

  • Core modules

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  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

Careers

In addition to offering a solid foundation for future PhD pursuits and careers in research, graduates from this programme will be able to perform roles including:

  • Usability analyst/specialists
  • User experience designers
  • Human factor engineers
  • Application developers
  • Interaction designers
  • Video-game designers/developers
  • Computer-robot interaction specialists
  • Information engineers.