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Human Computer Interaction courses

University of Canterbury

Master Of Human Interface Technology

  • Duration : 1 Years
  • Intake : Feb,July
  • Level : Postgraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 44,000 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 90
  • PTE : 64


About this course

Human Interface Technology aims to improve interactive technology to meet users' needs. This technology is useful in a wide range of areas such as medicine, rehabilitation, education and training, entertainment and business.

UC's HIT Lab NZ encourages students to start by understanding how people think and work. By combining multidisciplinary viewpoints, user-centred design and facilitating collaboration with external companies and teams, graduates can develop the skills needed to produce high-impact work globally.

The Master of Human Interface Technology (MHIT) offers students direct engagement with industry through projects and scholarships.

Graduates of the MHIT will have:

  • knowledge of interface design principles
  • the ability to describe and evaluate interface hardware and software
  • experience of working on projects and in teams
  • research and development skills.

The MHIT consists of a thesis worth 90 points and 30 points of coursework.

Subjects and courses

Study covers a wide range of topics including user-centred design, the development of new interface devices and technologies (hardware and software), evaluating these technologies within the application context, and studying the broader impact on human behaviour and society.

Further study

UC also offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Interface Technology.

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

 

University of Canterbury Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1873
No. of Campuses 1 main campus
No. of Residence Halls 10
Graduate Job Rate 89.9% (full time)
Research Funding Above 600,000 NZD pa
Cost of Attendance 29,550 NZD pa
Applications Accepted Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

University of Canterbury Tuition fee

Courses UG PG Doctorate
Arts 25,500-30,200 29,000-33,800 6,749
Business 28,100 29,900 7,066
Engineering 42,000 42,000 8,130
Science 32,000 34,900-36,600 7,062–7,855
Law 30,200 33,800 7,066

New Zealand Living Expenses

In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost
(in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi - 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 44,000

Hostel & Meals :

$ 16,250

Total

$ 60,250

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