School of Digital Technologies
The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) programme at Tallinn University is a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasises technology for the benefit of people.
This curriculum brings together computing, design and cognitive psychology. It offers a research-based approach to designing interactive, software and technical systems.
It enables you to shape the world through what you design.
We welcome students with a wide variety of backgrounds. We favour everyone who is interested in improving the way technology is made available to people and intertwined with their lives. We favour:
This is your chance to become a well grounded Human-Computer Interaction specialist, able to act as a scholarly design researcher, a knowledgeable interaction designer, or a discerning user experience professional. It’s an opportunity to mould your future, our future, and study in the most E of all countries, Estonia.
Not only will you be able to systematically go from an idea, opportunity or challenge, to a technology-based solution, you will also be able to do it based on sound theoretical grounds. You will:
Our programme starts with a sound and thorough introduction to the field of Human-Computer Interaction, moves on to a semester long integrated interaction design project and rounds up with topics such as:
Ambient and ubiquitous computing
Physiological and affective computing
Perception and attention
Cognition and emotion
The capstone is your master thesis. Research-based, practice-base, many configurations are possible but surely it will be a in-depth experience.
The studies take place in one of the most modern university buildings, which was designed by Ignar Fjuk Architectural Office and was opened in 2013.
The main facilities are our Interaction Design and User Experience Labs. Here you can find all you need to bring your ideas to life and to further your knowledge in the field:
From simple audio and video recording equipment to a full set of Wi-Fi and RF-enabled NeuLog sensors (for recording electrodermal activity, electrocardiogram, pulse, temperature, etc.), an Emotiv headset, a static Mirametrix eye-tracker, a set of Tobii eye-tracking glasses, Empatica wristbands, Muse headbands and a couple of Nautilus wearable BCI systems, and of course, all the software to process it all (NVivo, Mathematica, E-Prime, etc.)
Both labs are dedicated to research and to support this programme and as a student in this program, you are 24/7 access to these facilities.
Further, studies also take place in the school’s:
Software Development Lab, featuring dedicated software development environments and tools
Hardware and Robotics Lab, featuring a wide range of possibilities for physical prototyping, including a 3D printer
Virtual Reality and Games Lab, featuring virtual reality and game development hardware and software
The students are also able to use the vast and diverse information resources (including electronical) of the Tallinn University Academic Library.
Take a walk around our campus via the virtual tour!
Duration: 2 years
Tuition fee: 1250€ per semester. Scholarship for one student from Georgia, Afganistan or Ukraine will be granted for two years by the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.
Study language: English
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