User Experience Design

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Informatics, specialisation in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Location: Jönköping

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Study Abroad

We will not be admitting new students to this specialisation for the Autumn 2021 admission cycle. See our other specialisation AI Engineering.

This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. 

Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables are replacing desktop computers at the workplace and in the home. Work is often done on the go, in a mobile and ever-changing environment – switching from one device to another and moving first from the office to the bus stop, and then home. 

Since the emergence of the iPhone, user experience design has become central to making our interactions with all kinds of digital devices functional, productive, and inspiring – thus raising expectations when we use business IT systems. IT architectures fuel cross-channel, mobile, and cloud-based solutions. Companies and individuals move their data to the cloud, they use software as a service (SaaS), and they engage both socially and commercially via the Internet. Meanwhile, in the workplace, manufacturers have introduced intelligent robotics to automate production.

The underlying information systems supporting this shift are changing too, introducing new constraints and goals. This requires a new mindset, a rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected to transform enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and to deliver a supportive IT architecture. 

This masters will equip you with knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges. You will learn user experience design, IT architecture and enterprise architecture. You will be able to design and develop mobile and server-side solutions, as well as learn to master the fundamentals of service design and cloud computing. 

With this Master's degree you will be prepared to work in various roles such as user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, IT architect or IT strategist, cloud solution architect, or enterprise architect. You will also be prepared for doctoral studies.

The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers. More information, see CDIO

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

Industrial Product Realization in Collaboration 6 credits
Design Philosophy and Practice 6 credits
User Experience Design 7.5 credits
Development for Mobile, Wearable and Smart Devices 7.5 credits
Next Generation Web 9 credits
Design of Smart Enterprises 7.5 credits
Digital transformation and renewal 7.5 credits
Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 1 3 credits
Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 2 6 credits

Year 2

Artificial Intelligence 7.5 credits
Data Science 7.5 credits
Research Methods 7.5 credits
Final Thesis Work, Master's 30 credits
Elective courses
Industry Placement Course 7.5 credits
State-of-the-Art in User Experience Design Research 7.5 credits

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements,  you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.