Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Science and Technology - Courses

General Information

The MAS course and seminar component is worth 20 ECTS credits and is composed of 20 full days of courses, and 2 seminars. In order to fullfill the requirements for the MAS diploma, students must obtain 'pass' grades for at least 80% (ie. 16 ECTS) of these ECTS credits.

Courses

12 of the 20 ECTS credits come from courses. The curriculum includes 20 full days (8 hours per day) of courses, which will be held once a week (most likely on a Friday), over a 5 month period. The full schedule for 2018-2019 is available. The courses are divided into 5 themes:

Fundamentals

Covering the basic aspects of humans, machines and social interaction.

The Human The Machine The Social
Visual and Social
Neuroscience
Human-Robot
Interaction
Ethnography-Informed
Research
Exceptional
People
Artificial
Intelligence
Anthropology /
Diversities
Cognition,
Sensing and Control
Multimodal and
Social Signal Processing
Multimodal Pragmatics /
Evolution
 

Interaction Design

Covering the key aspects of interaction design.

User
Research
Ideation, Prototyping,
Industrial and Product Design
Evaluating
with Users
UX and Ergonomics /
Cross-media and Visual Design
 

Interaction Techniques

Covering techniques that are particularly relevant to interaction.

Alternative
Realities
Sensization Multimodal, Natural
and Tangible Interaction
 

Interaction Scope

Covering domains in which interaction is complex and which are becoming increasingly relevant for society.

Augmentation
and Accessibility
Behaviour
Change
The Internet
of Things
 

Digital Transformation

Focusing on how the prevelence of digital technologies influences and potentially enhances individual businesses and the economy in general.

Digital
Transformation
 

Seminars

The remaining 8 ECTS credits come from 2 semester-long seminars, one each semester, offered by the Human-IST Institute and worth 4 ECTS credits each. The topics of the seminars change every year and every semester, and MAS students are expected to attend both seminars. During each of the seminars, the student will have to participate, write a report and make a presentation.