HCI Siegen welcomes international students!
We have some exciting news for those of you, who want to study human centered design of socioinformatic systems!
For the upcoming winter semester our master program in Human Computer Interaction (M.Sc.) will be opened for international applications!
For the first time international students will be able to learn from the lecturers of our internationally known research group without having to be able to speak German. All of the lectures in our international track will be held in English. If you are not a native speaker or haven´t studied at an English university, language requirements are defined as follows (either one of these tests can serve as a qualification):
a) Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) “Internet-based” Test (IBT) with a score of at least 90 points,
b) IELTS-Test with a score of at least 5.5,
c) Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
d) First Certificate in English (FCE) with at least B level,
e) A school report that certifies knowledge of English language at B2 level within the “Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)”
We would really like to encourage you to become one of the first international students to enroll in our master program. You get the unique chance to learn together with our diverse group of highly motivated and skilled students. You also have some of the best researchers in the field equipping you with the skillset you need to do outstanding research based design. Applications for the upcoming winter semester can be send to Sebastian [dot] hofheinz [at] uni-siegen [dot] de till 15.07.2016. Please refer to our application procedure for further detail.
The first HCI Masters program in Germany!
Systems for Humans
Anyone looking for successful socio-technical systems (i.e. humans and machines) will discover that good, long-term interactive design, geared to humans, is essential. The key to the HCI Master‘s degree in Siegen is to provide students with a solid, broad grounding in methods and techniques. This is the basis for well-founded conception, design and implementation, as well as for testing IT-systems for humans.
Praxeology and Context
Classic usability often centres on (quantitative) lab studies. In Siegen, we are convinced this is simply not enough because it reduces human involvement to a minimum. This is the reason why our work is particularly embedded in the qualitative ethnographical field, i.e. directly in user practice. One main focus is on the involvement of users when designing systems. We refer to this as Grounded Design.
Research and Teaching
In Siegen, research and teaching go hand in hand. Students often work directly on research projects which are commonly conducted in partnership with industry. Not only does this signify high research relevance and the possibility of genuine scientific work but it also provides a very close link to practice.