User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Masterexamen med huvudområdet Informatik, inriktning UX-design och IT-arkitektur, 120 hp

Studieort: Jönköping

Programstart: Hösten 2018

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.

Rethinking IT solutions

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 master 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.

International Perspective

All courses are conducted in English and you study together with other international students. There are possibilities for you to study one semester abroad at one of our partner universities.

Industrial Placement

In this course you have five weeks of internship in a company or another organization. The purpose is to you an understanding of future work tasks and how these are related to your education.

Career Prospects

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.

Next generation

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

Programmet ges vid Tekniska högskolan
Omfattning: 120 hp
Nivå: Avancerad nivå
Studietakt: Helfart
Ort: Jönköping
Studieform: Campusbaserad
Språk: Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska
Antal platser: 10
Programstart: Hösten 2018
Sista anmälan: 2018-04-16
Anmälningskod: HJ-MS137
Behörighet: Examen om minst 180 hp med lägst 90 hp i huvudområdet informatik, datateknik eller interaktionsdesign (med relevanta kurser inom webbprogrammering) eller motsvarande svensk eller utländsk utbildning. Dessutom krävs kunskaper i Engelska 6/Engelska B eller motsvarande.
Urval: Grupp 1: Examen om minst 180 hp. Rangordning sker efter antal avklarade poäng. Grupp 2: 150-179 hp. Rangordning sker efter antal avklarade poäng.
Examen: Masterexamen med huvudområdet Informatik, inriktning UX-design och IT-arkitektur

Preliminary list of courses.

Year 1

User Experience Design 6 credits
Industrial Product Realization: Process - Methods – Leadership 9 credits
Development for Mobile, Wearable and Smart Devices 6 credits
Information Architecture 6 credits
Development of Server-side Solutions 6 credits
Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Design 7.5 credits
Next Generation Web 6 credits
Software Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 7.5 credits
Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 1 3 credits
Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 2 3 credits

Year 2

Industry Placement Course 9 credits
Engineering of Socio-technical Systems 6 credits
Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 3 9 credits
Elective course:
• Cloud Computing and Data Analytics 6 credits
• Software Engineering - a Product Perspective 6 credits
Final Thesis Work, Master 30 credits

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