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 Interaction Technology, 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 I-Tech diploma.

First year HCID students in I-Tech take a 60 EC programme in I-Tech 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 I-Tech at Aalto University, KTH, UPM or UPS before they start their 60 EC programme in I-Tech 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

CORE COURSE (MANDATORY):

  • 201800234 Foundations of Interaction Technology (5 EC, 1A)

HCID core courses (Mandatory):

  • 201600087 Designing Interactive Experiences (5 EC, 2B)
  • 201800227 Human Centered Design (5 EC, 1B)
  • 201800226 Concepts, measures and methods (5 EC, 1A)
  • 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 (5 EC, 1B)
  • 201700120 Business Development Lab for EIT II (5 EC, 2A)

*HCID students who have a bachelor degree in Creative Technology or Business & IT from the University of Twente take a different course: 201600011 International Entrepreneurship - A Strategic Technology Perspective, 1A. This is because these students have already taken the equivalent of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Theory as part of their bachelor programme.

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (I&E) COURSES (Elective, choose 1):

  • 201500008 Empirical Methods for Designers (5 EC, 1B)
  • 201600155 Global Strategy and Business Development (5 EC, 2A)
  • 201899295 Smart Industry (5 EC)
  • 201500090 Advanced Topics in Digital Marketing (5 EC)
  • 191612680 Computer Ethics (5 EC)
  • 201600015 Strategic Technology Management and Innovation (5 EC)
  • 201800230 Advanced Project In Impact, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (5 EC)
  • 194105070 Information Systems for the Financial Service (5 EC)

Electives:

Apart from the mandatory courses, electives can be chosen from the I-Tech programme in accordance with the programme mentor, so that the total course programme adds up to 60 EC. 

Exit year: mandatory courses

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

  • 201800524 Research Topics EIT (4 EC)
  • 201800525 I&E Study EIT (6 EC)
  • 201900195 Graduation Project / Final Assignment (30 EC)
  • At least 10 EC of the specialisation courses:
    • 201600074 Natural Language Processing (5 EC)
    • 201600075 Speech Processing (5 EC)
    • 201600070 Basic Machine Learning (5 EC)
    • 201600071 Advanced Machine Learning (5 EC)
    • 192320601 Multi-Agent Systems (5 EC)
    • 201600076 Foundations of Information Retrieval (5 EC)
    • 201600083 Advanced Project in Information Retrieval (5 EC)
    • 201600081 Advanced Natural Language Processing (5 EC)
    • 201800177 Deep Learning: from Theory to Practice (5 EC)

EIT HCID entry year 2020-2021 (version 25 August 2020)

Take 15 EC in each block. Mandatory courses are bold. The programme must include exactly one I&E elective except for I&E electives marked with *. Advanced courses (and REDI) can only be done after finishing the corresponding introductory course. All courses are 5 EC unless stated otherwise. See the end of the document for course codes and short course descriptions.

 

Block 1A (Q1)

Block 1B (Q2)

Block 2A (Q3)

Block 2B (Q4)

Foundations of Interaction Technology

Business Development Lab for EIT (I)

Business Development Lab for EIT (II)

Designing Interactive Experiences

Concepts, measures and methods

Human Centred Design

Human Computer Interaction

10 EC worth of electives:

I-Tech project (2A+2B, together 10 EC)1

Affective Computing

Virtual Reality

Design and Behavior Change

Advanced Conversational Agents

Advanced Brain Computer Interfaces

Advanced Human Robot Interaction

Tele-interaction in Robotics

Modern Robotics

Advanced Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

REDI: Research Experiments in Databases and Information Retrieval

Art, Mathematics and Technology

Embodied Interaction

I&E electives:

Advanced Project in Impact, Innovation and Entrepreneurship**

 

In the Summer there is a mandatory international I&E Summer School (4 EC)

I&E Basics: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Finance for EIT

 

(for students who did the CreaTe bachelor at UT, I&E Basics is replaced by:  International Entrepreneurship - A Strategic Technology Perspective)

5 EC worth of electives:

Speech Processing

Multisensory Design

Data Science

Storytelling through Oral Presentation

I&E electives:

Computer Ethics*

Empirical Methods for Designers*

Advanced Project in Impact, Innovation and Entrepreneurship**

 

At the end of this block there is an I&E Winterschool together with EIT Eindhoven (1 EC) – taking part in this is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

5 EC worth of electives:

I-Tech project (2A+2B, together 10 EC)[1]

Trends in Human Robot Interaction Research

Brain Computer Interfacing
Conversational Agents

Advanced Speech Processing

Social Robot Design

Mastering Tinkering
Data Science 

Image Processing & Computer Vision

Ubiquitous Computing
Storytelling Through Sound

I&E electives:

Global Strategy and Business Development

Strategic Technology Management and Innovation

Advanced Topics in Digital Marketing

Smart Industry

Information Systems for Financial Services

Advanced Project in Impact, Innovation and Entrepreneurship**

* These I&E electives can also count as regular electives
** This I&E elective can be taken in block 1B, 2A or 2B

EIT HCID exit year 2020-2021 (version 25 August 2020)

Specialization Intelligent Systems.

  • All courses are 5 EC unless stated otherwise. 
  • Normal study load is 15 EC per block.
  • Mandatory courses are bold.
  • You can only take ONE of the courses in italics. This is to ensure a sufficient number of specialization courses (technical courses) in your program.
  • Advanced projects, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning II in Block 1B can only be taken after finishing the corresponding introductory course from Block 1A. For other electives than those listed here, check for approval with the programme mentor. See this page for course codes and short course descriptions.

Block 1A

Block 1B

Block 2A

Block 2B

Machine Learning I
Natural Language Processing
Multi-Agent Systems
Foundations of Information Retrieval

I-Tech project (block 1A+1B, together 10 EC)[2]

Philosophy of Technology
Brand Management
Documentary Practice
Capita Selecta I-Tech

Research Topics for EIT (4 EC)[3]

Final project I-Tech (master thesis project) (30 EC)

 

This is a so-called external final project, carried out at a company. (In EIT terms, the final project is “combined with at least 3 months industry/company internship”. This internship is supposed to be on the topic of your Master thesis research, and completely integrated with it.)

I&E study (6 EC)

Speech Processing
Data Science
Machine Learning II
Advanced Project in Natural Language Processing

Advanced Project in Information Retrieval

Deep Learning - From Theory to Practice[4]

I-Tech project (block 1A+1B, together 10 EC)1
Multisensory Design

[1] This is a 10 EC project that lasts the whole semester. If you take this, there will in principle be no room for other courses besides the mandatory ones in block 2A.

[2] This is a 10 EC project that lasts the whole semester. If you take this, there will in principle be no room for other courses besides the mandatory ones in block 1B. (But see next footnote.)

[3] Research Topics for EIT could in principle be postponed to block 2A, but then semester 2 will have a study load of 34 EC.

[4] Only if Machine Learning I has been finished successfully.