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Master of Human Interface Technology
Master of Human Interface Technology

Master of Human Interface Technology

  • ID:UC640112
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$2,444.44
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$50.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$2,444.44
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$50.00
Estimated Total/program:
$70,216.92
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

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

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

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 Human Interface Technology Laboratory | Tangata Hangarau, Hangarau Tangata (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.

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Study covers a wide range of topics including user-centred design, the development of new interface devices and technologies (hardware and software), evaluating these technologies within the application context, and studying the broader impact on human behaviour and society.

  • HITD 690 Thesis in Human Interface Technology
  • 30 points of HITD courses
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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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