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Major

User Experience Design

Bachelor of Information Technology

Courses studied in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming, and prototyping in different media.

This major is intended for students who want to take up careers in the multi-skilled and interdisciplinary field of human-centred design.

UX designers are increasingly sought after across all sectors of information and communication technology, where the combination of people skills along with creativity and technical ability produces graduates who are prepared for the rapidly changing future of technology design.

Career paths can lead to roles as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

Graduate in demand

  • User Experience (UX) designers are the people who ensure the design of software, websites, or technologies meets their intended use – from commercial software to personal fitness apps to games, and everything in between
  • Future-proof your career when you graduate with a combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities
  • Design-first thinking is in demand. Service Designer was the #13 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

Highlights

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Experience designer
  • User experience designer
  • Usability tester
  • User interface designer
  • Product designer

Mid-career salary

User Experience (UX) Designer

$71K–$115K

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Mid-career salary

Product Designer

$56K–$112K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social and Mobile Computing
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Prototyping

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