Course Brief

This course is designed to  teach the necessary technical knowledge and skills required to design effective human computer interactions and carry out user-centred design activities to inform the creation of systems and applications. The course will extend the student's knowledge and experience of managerial issues affecting the development of human-computer interactions, including relevant legal, social, ethical and professional issues.

  • This course is offered in 45 hours
  1. Deploy theory, design principles, tools and methodologies to implement and evaluate human- computer interactions
  2. Carry out design research to inform development of systems and applications;
  3. Construct and create prototypes of human-computer interactions;
  4. Demonstrate the origins of ideas by correctly citing and referencing sources used in the work;

Design Process, Prototyping, Prototyping Tools, User Research, Research Methods, Evaluation of HCI solutions, Usability testing, Cognitive Psychology, Information Processing, HCI methodologies, standards and guidelines, Multi-Modal Interactions, Multi-Sensory Interactions, Tangible User Interfaces, Brain Computer Interfaces, Natural User Interfaces, Dialog Systems, Metaphors, Conceptual Models, Relevant legal, social, ethical and professional issues.

Employability is enhanced through improving students’ individual problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to make sensible assumptions in real life scenarios and to reflect on skills gained and the impact of the proposed solution. There is a substantial written element in the assessment emphasising clear formatting, spelling and grammar within a clear, well-reasoned narrative. Students gain advanced prototyping skills.

The lectures will focus on the issues affecting the design, research, prototyping and evaluation processes linked to developing effective HCI solutions.

The tutorials will consist of collaborative small group and student-led learning activities to explore practical applications of the lecture topics. The lab sessions will be used to apply what has been learned in lectures and tutorials to activities relating the coursework.

Coursework – 100%

  • BSc (Hons) Computing - (Information Systems or Network Systems)

    The next intake for this offering will be in January 2020. Registration opens on August 1st, 2019 and the registration deadline is December 14th 2019.

    The University of Greenwich's BSc (Hons) Computing top-up degree with its newly developed specialisms in Information Systems or Network Systems, is structured to provide a final year top-up option to graduates of the:

    • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing
    • ABMA Level 5 Diploma in Computer and Information Systems
    • UTT NETD in Computer Engineering
    • ROYTEC Associate Degree in Information Systems Management
    • NCC Advanced Diploma in Computing

    Applicants with a similar level qualification may also be eligible for the  final year top-up. See our Entry Requirements tab below for more information or email us at 

    Highlights at a glance -

    • Allows for specializations in Information Systems or Network Systems
    • Can be achieved in one year.
    • Comprises of four modules and one Final Project

    At SBCS we focus on -