User Experience - structure

Graduate Diploma

Our daily lives involve complex tasks, requiring interaction with a plethora of computer systems. User experience design is a critical part of the development of these systems. These advancements ensure the interaction between the individual, computer system and the workflow it enables are all fit for purpose.

User experience design or UX has grown out of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), which is about how to design computer systems for use by people. HCI is a major subfield of computer science, and it has informed the visual design and workflow of computer systems we use every day. HCI draws on a range of hard and soft skills and is a naturally cross-disciplinary subject.

By studying this Graduate Diploma you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of the main areas of user experience analysis, design and development, with an ability to exercise critical judgement to the evaluation of user-focussed applications.
  • apply a critical understanding of essential concepts, principles and practices of user experience design, and critically evaluate the results.
  • produce work involving problem identification, the analysis, the design or the development of a system, with appropriate documentation, recognising the important relationships between these.

To gain a Graduate Diploma (User Experience), you must complete:

  • three core modules (totalling 45 credits)
  • three compulsory modules (totalling 45 credits)
  • a compulsory project (totalling 30 credits)