Interaction designers play a vital role in creating digital products that are useable, uncomplicated, and human-centred. If you're looking to build core knowledge about the design process for interactive products – this program is for you.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design is designed for applicants who haven't previously studied interaction design at university. There are several ways you can meet admission requirements – see Program Details.
  • Choose courses from a huge range of options. Courses cover topics including programming, web design, human-computer interaction, social computing, and more. Studio-based and project-focused courses are also offered.
  • Benefit from a program with a flexible study plan. Because the Graduate Certificate offers such a large number of courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.
  • On completion, choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma or the Master of Interaction Design. Because courses are taken from the master's course list, you may be eligible to transfer study credits to the higher-level programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design will teach you how to understand and solve usability problems.

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  • In the classroom

    Studio-based learning

    Interaction design professionals work in multidisciplinary teams to address open-ended, real-life design projects. Your program simulates this environment through studio-based and project courses.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design understand usability problems and know how to solve them. They also have core skills relevant to a range of industries, sectors and discipline areas.

Graduates typically work across the public and private sectors. Employers include technology companies, banking and financial services, digital agencies, media companies, government agencies, and health providers.

Many of our graduates also use the Graduate Certificate as a stepping-stone to higher-level interaction design programs, which have more comprehensive study plans and offer greater professional opportunities.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a field other than Interaction Design/User Experience Design/Multimedia Design with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale OR relevant post-secondary study and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

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