See Education I-Tech

New students: I-Tech cohort 2020-2021

This page is specifically created for those students, who start Interaction Technology in September 2020. It gives a brief overview of the Master’s programme and provides a lot of practical information in order to help you on your way. If you studied at the UT before, or you have already met with your programme mentor / attended our Kick-In, you probably already know some of the information on this page, but nevertheless it is recommended to consult the information below. In case of questions please contact the programme coordinator Sanne Gritter-Spuls or feel free to arrange an appointment online.  

Course programme

The structure of the programme consists of a minimum of 120 EC divided over six pillars, research topics, and a graduation project. During their first quarter students have to take 201800234 Foundations of Interaction Technology and one course out of the Technology pillar.

If you do the EIT-HCID variant of the master, the pillars do not apply to you; in that case, you have to meet the requirements of the HCID programme instead (either entry or exit year). As an HCID entry year student, you do have to take 201800234 Foundations of Interaction Technology in block 1A.  

Choosing courses and approval for your programme

The Master’s programme consists of two years and at least 120 EC. In the Master you can build your own course programme, following the guidelines and constraints for each programme and specialization, described on the course programme page and in the programme specific part of the teaching and examination regulations (TER, or OER in Dutch).

Each student needs an approved course programme. In order to obtain one, you need to meet and discuss your choice of courses with your programme mentor Professor Dirk Heylen, preferably after filling out a course form. The course forms can be found at You will meet your programme mentor during the Kick-in introduction to further discuss your course programme and study plan. If not, we recommend contacting the programme mentor soon after the start of your programme.

The recommended study load per quarter is 15 EC, which usually means 3 courses. We recommend completing mandatory parts early in the programme. In Osiris you can find course descriptions and prerequisites for each course. If you are torn between two courses, register for both, attend the lectures in the first week and make up your mind after (make sure you deregister for the course you drop).

Course information, registration and time tables

You can find the information on the courses and books through our course catalogue or directly in Osiris ( by entering the course code or name. Once you are registered for a course in Osiris, you automatically get access to the Canvas page of the course with additional information on its contents and lecture materials, (for UT taught courses). Time tables can be found at, once you are logged in, you can save your customized time table.

A year is divided into 2 semesters and 4 quarters (roughly 1A: Sep – Nov, 1B Nov – Feb, 2A: Feb – Apr, 2B: Apr – Jun/Jul). The recommended study load per quarter is 15 EC. Generally courses are worth 5 EC, so you need to register for (at least) 3 courses per quarter.


When you register for a course in Osiris, you will automatically be registered for the upcoming examination of that course (but always check your examination registrations in Osiris, just to be sure). If you want join for the re-sit (even if you did not attend the first attempt), you need to manually register for that second examination opportunity. Registrations will be open up until 2 weeks before the exam date.

Study adviser

The study adviser for Interaction Technology is Erik Bong. For an appointment, please go to

Educational Affairs office

The administration of our programme is handled by our Educational Affairs Office (Barbara), located on the 4th floor of the Citadel building. You can contact her by sending an email to

Books and readers

Please check the course descriptions in Osiris for the necessary study materials. Books can be found and purchased in online stores, or sometimes through the study association Proto or Inter-Actief. Next to this you can try to get your books via Stichting IAPC in the Educafe (if they have them in stock). Readers can be found at the Union Shop in the Bastille building. You can also ask around (higher year students) at the study association or take a look for example in the University of Twente Marketplace on Facebook, if there are by any chance students who are selling their books from last year (just be sure to check if it is still the same version).