Usability Engineering, M.Sc. | Rhine-Waal University

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences or HSRW, is a young and fast growing German public university that first opened for the winter semester of 2009/10.

Last Updated on Sat, 15 May 2021

Master of Usability Engineering 🔗

About Master of Usability Engineering - Rhine-Waal University

Degree Offered Master of Science
Other Degrees Offered -
Duration 2 years
Location Campus Kamp-Lintfort
Total Credits 90 CP
Program Offered Winter or summer semester
Deadline 15 January, usually 15 July, 20 August for winter semester 2020/21
Admission Type Regular Decision
Information Session Conducted

Entry Requirements for Master of Usability Engineering - Rhine-Waal University

TOEFL ** 95
IELTS 6.5 - 7.5
Personal Statement
Personal Statement Word limit -
Letter of Recommendation
Resume / CV
Transcripts ✅ (unofficial)
Application Fee EUR 75.00 (through uni-assist)

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Personal Statement Prompt

internship, semester abroad, essay

Cost of Attendence at Master of Usability Engineering - Rhine-Waal University

Cost (per semester) €310.68
Approx. Total Cost €932.04

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What’s special about Master of Usability Engineering - Rhine-Waal University?

Career paths

Our degree course places particular emphasis on innovative problem-solving methods and takes interdisciplinary and international approaches into account. We would like to prepare you for a career that corresponds to the current and future requirements and trends of the job market. It strengthens your employability in all areas where interactive systems are designed and developed ,used by people.

Thesis Option

In your third semester, you develop your master’s thesis, if possible, in collaboration with a professor from the university and the company. Here, too, a high academic level and the practical relevance of your subject are of great importance.

Usability Lab 🔗

Our modern and well-equipped usability laboratory consists of a test laboratory and a control room, which are separated by a glass wall. The large experiment room is equipped with various technologies (e.g. eye trackers, virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors, cameras, and microphones) that can be used to conduct modern user experience studies. For example, to evaluate everyday objects or media services such as websites, print media or web shops. Group studies.

Media Labs 🔗

In our media lab, students will benefit from the latest technology when working on projects, learn about virtual reality and augmented reality environments, and can explore high-tech equipment such as virtual reality glasses, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Reality is like Oculus Rift. , HTC Vive and Microsoft HoloLens. We also provide virtual reality motion control platforms and professional motion detection systems to record body and facial movements in movies, performances or computer games. We cooperate with external partners in many projects.

IoT Lab 🔗

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept in which sensors and actuators are connected to each other and can be accessed from a distance. As the cost of sensors decreases and the importance of data in decision-making increases, it has become an increasingly important area of ​​research. manufacturing. In various research fields, such as low-power sensors, data transmission technology, fault-tolerant runtime and middleware software components, and tools for data visualization and analysis. Control system and sensor development.

FabLab 🔗

We welcome people who are interested in helping others developing prototypes and making things. Volunteers already having experiences with machines and/or process of digital fabrication are preferred. Some activities are in the frame of workshops and event learning about operation and methods of fabrication with machines for modelling, programing, and prototyping in laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC routing 2D/3D CAD among others.

Faculty at Master of Usability Engineering - Rhine-Waal University 🔗

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Research Areas at Master of Usability Engineering - Rhine-Waal University

  • A Generic Approach for the Selection of Appropriate Usability Methods
  • Hedonic Quality, Intuitiveness, User Experience - A Question of Measurement
  • Innovation Methods in Human-Centred Design
  • Making in Human-Centered-Design
  • Assessment Model for FabLabs (at Universities)
  • Designing Physical User Experiences
  • Design for Impact
  • Learning by Making

Careers after Master of Master of Usability Engineering - Rhine-Waal University

Our degree programs focus on innovative problem-solving methods using interdisciplinary and international approaches, aiming to prepare you for a career that adapts to future needs and labor market trends. In all areas of design and development of interactive systems, when people need to use products, using the system will be very beneficial.

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