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Design Traineeship in User System Interaction

Degree type
PDEng
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
24 months
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Eindhoven

Program description

Consumer electronics, modern interactive websites or innovative shopping aids for elderly people require user-friendly interaction between humans and systems.

Especially when dealing with complex technological systems with a large information flow, like computer- and interactive learning systems. The USI course educates you in becoming a designer with the skills to develop these interactions. You will be trained in proven scientific methods and techniques necessary to design and evaluate user interfaces of products, services and systems. You will learn the entire design cycle by working on various applications.

Consumer electronics, modern interactive websites or innovative shopping aids for elderly people require user-friendly interaction between humans and systems, especially when dealing with complex technological systems with a large information flow, like computer- and interactive learning systems. The USI course educates you in becoming a designer with the skills to develop these interactions. You will be trained in proven scientific methods and techniques necessary to design and evaluate user interfaces of products, services and systems. You will learn the entire design cycle by working on various applications.

User System Interaction (USI) Program Outline

The USI design program is characterized by:

  • Focus on design – Students are positioned as designers throughout the program, that is, as intermediate between market demand and technical possibilities, between user needs and product satisfaction.
  • Practical training – Students work in their second year on a project in industry or government supervised by university staff and the host organization.
  • Focus on applicability – Students work on assignments and case studies throughout the program.
  • Teamwork – Students with backgrounds in the engineering, behavioral and physical sciences work in small interdisciplinary teams.
  • Cross-cultural and international orientation – Students with different national and cultural backgrounds work together.

A very important part of the USI program is the nine-month industrial assignment, which is carried out in the second year of the curriculum. The general requirements for this assignment are, amongst others, a conceptually challenging problem, participation in a multidisciplinary team, and a strong design and evaluation orientation

Objectives
Training graduates with a Master's degree in the Engineering or Behavioral Sciences (MSc's or MA's) to become professional designers of use system interaction for products and systems in the ICT domain.

Instruction modes
The regular curriculum includes: interactive workshops; working lectures; practical training; individual and group assignments; self-study; experimental set-ups and laboratory work for design and evaluation. The second part of the programme is reserved exclusively for an assignment (internship) in industry.

Curriculum
The User Experience; Interaction Technology; User Research Methodologies; User Interface System Technologies; Understanding User Needs.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Internationally recognized MSc, MA or equivalent in engineering, natural or behavorial science or design.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6.5, IELTS reading: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6.5, IELTS speaking: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 90

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