Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Science and Technology - Courses

General Information

The MAS coursework 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 the ECTS credits from coursework.


12 of the 20 ECTS credits for coursework 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 courses are divided into 5 themes:

Fundamentals: covering the basic aspects of humans, machines and social interaction. 

Interaction design: covering the key aspects of interaction design.

Interaction techniques: covering techniques that are particularly relevant to interaction.

Interaction scope: covering 3 domains in which interaction is complex and which are becoming increasingly relevant for society.

Anticipating changes: focusing on what can be learned from evolution to help anticipate future design needs, and how the prevelence of digital technologies influences and potentially enhances individual businesses and the economy in general. 


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. 

Additional Information

Further details, including evaluation criteria, can be found in the MAS study plan. The study plan will be available online by the end of February, 2018.