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Master of Human Interface Technology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Human Interface Technology aims to improve interactive technology to meet users' needs. This technology is useful in a wide range of areas such as medicine, rehabilitation, education and training, entertainment, and business.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
MHIT
Domestic Fees
$8,642 per year / $8,642 total
International Fees
$44,000 per year / $44,000 total

About this course

Human Interface Technology aims to improve interactive technology to meet users' needs. This technology is useful in a wide range of areas such as medicine, rehabilitation, education and training, entertainment, and business.

UC's Hangarau Tangata, Tangata Hangarau | Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ) encourages students to start by understanding how people think and work. By combining multidisciplinary viewpoints, user-centred design, and facilitating collaboration with external companies and teams, graduates can develop the skills needed to produce high-impact work globally.

The Master of Human Interface Technology (MHIT) offers students direct engagement with industry through projects and scholarships.

Graduates of the MHIT will have:

  • knowledge of interface design principles
  • the ability to describe and evaluate interface hardware and software
  • experience of working on projects and in teams
  • research and development skills.

Entry requirements

To enrol, students should have an honours degree in Computer Science, Design, Psychology, or another appropriate field. Hangarau Tangata, Tangata Hangarau | HIT Lab NZ encourages students from a variety of backgrounds to apply for entry into this multidisciplinary field.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Human Interface Technology or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You will need to complete an application form for the MHIT from Te Rangai Pukaha | College of Engineering website.

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Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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