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

  • The Master of Interaction Design is for graduates who haven't previously studied interaction design, or who have completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design. For more information, see Program Details.
  • Complete 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.
  • Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem from interaction design or design computing. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to presenting your results.
  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Because the Master of Interaction Design study plan has such a large number of elective courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

The Master of Interaction Design will teach you how to understand, analyse and solve usability problems.

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    State-of-the-art facilities

    The school is home to facilities including more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations; more than 20 specialist computer labs (including 10 with 24-hour access); a university-wide 802.11ac Wi-Fi network; and dedicated IT and engineering support staff.

  • Teaching staff

    Our teachers are tops

    Our research and teaching work in Computer Science and Information Systems was ranked 60th in the world by subject in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. This puts our academics as the best ranked in Queensland and in the top five in Australia.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Turn your idea into something big

    The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology has pioneered the development of the Idea Hub – a startup pre-incubator for aspiring student entrepreneurs. The hub gives students access to workshops, experienced mentors, a network of local and global innovators, and more.

  • Research

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    UQ is home to the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and also has a dedicated Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing, which means our teaching is informed by the very best and very latest research.

  • Why study

    Annual student design exhibition

     

  • 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 Master of Interaction Design have advanced understanding of usability problems and how to solve them. They also have diverse 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.

Because the program has a strong emphasis on research and research skills, other students work in research or advisory positions, or choose to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program.

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 5.0 on a 7 point scale. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of 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 Master of 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Interaction Design at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian Computer Society

Accreditation body

The Master of Interaction Design is accredited by:

  • Australian Computer Society

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