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Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)

24 months
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23958 CAD/year
6842 CAD/year
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About

The Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option) program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology is designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of computer professionals, assisting them in widening their job opportunities or advancing along their career paths. Graduates are awarded a credential that is highly valued by the industry.

Overview

About the Program

The Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option) program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology focuses on establishing a set of advanced skills. These encompass the key areas of interface design, interaction design and User Centred Design (UCD), as well as the most recent evolutions in the field currently referred to as User Experience (UX or UE) design. It prepares graduates to understand, plan and design effective user interfaces, which both work well technically while retaining the kind of strong “audience awareness.” This results in “user-friendly”, intuitive and usable user interfaces, which conform with numerous current industry-standard human interface design guidelines. 

The program includes knowledge and skill development in graphics/multimedia design and aesthetic awareness, as well as essential technical knowledge and a wide variety of current user study techniques and methodologies. The focus of this option encompasses all contemporary delivery platforms (egs: Apple, Google, Windows OSs, etc. and devices) and is designed to give graduates the tools, resources and critical thinking required to succeed with all current new technologies. It also prepares them to apply and evolve this knowledge, keeping pace with emerging and future technologies as they appear.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures Design and Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Multimodal Interfaces
  • Adaptive User Interfaces

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a pre-assessment with the program area to identify pre-entry courses and have their work experience reviewed and assessed prior to applying

    English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:

    • English Studies 12 (67%) or
    • English First Peoples 12 (67%) or
    • Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses or
    • 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution

    Post-secondary education: A minimum of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education from a recognized institution, of which 42.0 credits must include:

    • 6.0 credits of English or communications
    • 6.0 credits of math, including 3.0 credits of discrete math
    • 3.0 credits of statistics
    • 27.0 credits of computing
    Work Experience: A minimum of 3 months relevant work experience (450 hours). This requirement will be reviewed by the program area during the pre-entry assessment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23958 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11979 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6842 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3421 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /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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