EIT HCID programme 2017-2018

Students enrolled for the Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) double degree programme of the EIT Digital Master School take a 60 EC course programme in Human Media Interaction, which is completed to a full 120 EC course programme at one of the other participating institutions. Students take a double degree, at completion one of their diplomas is the HMI diploma.

First year HCID students in HMI take a 60 EC programme in HMI as outlined under Entry year. These students continue with a second year specialization At KTH, UniTN, Aalto University, UPS, TU Berlin, or UPM. Second year HCID students have completed 60 EC (a first year) equivalent to that of HMI at Aalto University, KTH, UPM or UPS before they start their 60 EC programme in HMI as outlined under Exit year.

Course programme approval
A choice of courses becomes a course programme once it has been approved and signed by the programme mentor. The programme mentor has the authority to refuse his approval even if the choice of units is within the limitations of the requirements listed.  

Entry year: mandatory courses

HCID core courses (Mandatory):

  • 201600087 Designing Interactive Experiences (5 EC, 2B)
  • 201000113 User Centered Design of New Media (5 EC, 1A)
  • 192166100 Human Media Interaction Project (10 EC, 1A-1B / 2A-2B)
  • 201100126 Human Computer Interaction (5 EC, 2A)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses (Mandatory):

  • 201700180 I&E Basics: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Finance EIT students (5 EC, 1A)*
  • 201700119 Business Development Lab for EIT I (5EC, 1B)
  • 201700120 Business Development Lab for EIT II (5EC, 2A)

*HCID students who have a bachelor degree in Creative Technology or Business & IT from the University of Twente take a different course: 201600010 International Entrepreneurship - A Strategic Technology Perspective (5 EC). This is because these students have already taken the equivalent of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Theory as part of their bachelor programme.


  • 201500008 Empirical Methods for Designers (5EC, 2A)
  • 201600002 Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design (5EC, 1A)
  • 194105070 Information Systems for the Financial Services Industry (5EC, 2B)
  • 201600155 Global Strategy and Business Development (5EC, 2A)


Apart from the mandatory courses, electives can be chosen from the HMI programme in accordance with the programme mentor, so that the total course programme adds up to 60 EC. Possible electives are (this list is non-exhaustive):

  • 201600070 Basic Machine learning (5EC, 1A)
  • 201600076 Foundations of Information Retrieval   (5EC, 1A)
  • 201600079 Trends in Human Robot Interaction Research (5EC, 2A)
  • 201600078 Brain Computer Interfacing (5EC, 2A)
  • 201600073 Affective Computing   (5EC, 2B)
  • 201600074 Natural Language Processing (5EC, 1A)
  • 201600075 Speech Processing  (5EC, 1B)
  • 201600082 Advanced Speech Processing (5EC, 2A)
  • 201600077 Conversational Agents (5EC, 2A)
  • 192320601 Multi-Agent Systems  (5EC, 1A)
  • 192166200 Capita Selecta HMI (5EC, 2A)
  • 201400174 Data Science  (5EC, 1A, 1B, 2A)
  • 191612680 Computer Ethics (5EC, 1B)
  • 201500133 Embodied Interaction (5EC, 2B)
  • 201200063 Philosophy of Technology (5EC, 1A)
  • 191210910 Image Processing and Computer Vision (5EC, 2A)
  • 192111301 Ubiquitous Computing   (5EC, 2A)
  • 201500440 Design and Emotion  (5EC, 2A)
  • 201600071 Advanced Machine Learning (5EC, 1B)
  • 201600083 Advanced Research Project in Information Retrieval (5EC, 1B)  

Exit year: mandatory courses

Students in the exit year of the HCID programme need to include the following courses:

  • 201600088 Research Topics EIT (10 EC) (this includes the I&E minor thesis of 6 EC )
  • 192199978 Graduation Project / Final Assignment (30EC)
  • 20 EC electives, e.g. the following courses:
    • 201600070 Basic Machine Learning (5EC, 1A)
    • 201600071  Advanced Machine Learning (5EC, 1B)
    • 201600074  Natural Language Processing (5EC, 1A)
    • 201600081  Adv. Research Project in Natural Language Processing (5EC, 1B)
    • 201600076  Foundations of Information Retrieval (5EC, 1A)
    • 201600083  Advanced Research Project in Information Retrieval (5EC, 1B)
    • 201600075  Speech Processing (5EC, 1B)
    • 192320601  Multi-Agent Systems (5EC, 1A)
    • 201500133  Embodied Interaction (5EC, 2B)
    • 201400180  Multisensory Design (5EC, 1B)