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User Experience and Communication Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Milwaukee, WI, United States
The User Experience and Communication Design degree program at MSOE is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the essential skills to design digital experiences, environments, products, and services for customers and end users. 
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Overview

Milwaukee School of Engineering’s User Experience and Communication Design program will help you develop the skills to design the next digital innovation and solve user interface issues. Our UXCD students build a foundation of human-technology interaction, psychology, graphic design and digital media, web and mobile technologies, business strategy, and marketing and communication, while studying design and human behavior within the context of historical, social and cultural developments. This foundation will support students as they navigate technological changes and the evolution of digital applications.

Learning outcomes

The program prepares students for careers in user experience design, analysis and research, interaction design, digital marketing, content management and technical communication. Employment in digital fields is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce. In our state of the art Mac Lab you’ll develop tools to meet these demands and share in the challenges of turning creative ideas into immersive and engaging interactive digital experiences. 

Specifically, the program provides foundations of visual design and multimedia production, human factors, usability, content management, and information architecture. Students are prepared for careers in user experience, interaction design, usability, design research, content management, and technical communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Freshman Studies 
  •  Business Technology 
  •  Foundations of User Experience 
  • Foundations of Psychology 
  •  Visual Design Techniques 
  •  Developmental Psychology 
  • Theory of Human Communication 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    82

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A completed online undergraduate student application
  • Official transcripts of all secondary or post-secondary schools that you attended (high school or college) showing complete results from every year.
  • Official ACT/SAT score card
  • Official test results from TOEFL, IELTS or DuoLingo.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41820 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41820 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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