NOTE: Where the 2014 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.
Interaction design is a rapidly growing field of study with a particular focus on complementary skills needed for the design, development, and evaluation of digital products and services that we use in our everyday lives. Interaction design is inherently inter-disciplinary in nature, and combines strong technical design skills with other forms of creative design skills. Interaction design practitioners therefore require a sound knowledge of computer science as well as having practical skills in applied areas such interface design, psychology, etc.
We list the Interaction Design requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2014 schedule.
† BCMS regulation 8 requires 50 points from subjects in the field other than the major including at least 20 points above 100 Level. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.
* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers, and year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus five COMP5XX papers (15 points each). Permission may be given to include up to 30 points at 500 level from outside Computer Science.
Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.
Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.