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.
- Software Engineering
- Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures Design and Analysis
- Artificial Intelligence
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Multimodal Interfaces
- Adaptive User Interfaces
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences Human Computer Interaction Software Engineering View 20 other Bachelors in Human Computer Interaction in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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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
International23958 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11979 CAD per semester during 24 months.
National6842 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3421 CAD per semester during 24 months.
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