Why choose this programme?
To design good IT services, we need insight into both technologies and how they are used. In this master's program, you will learn to understand how today's computer systems work in practice, and you learn to use the knowledge to create tomorrow's IT solutions.
In the program you can immerse yourself in various branches of information technology like mobile devices, sensors and robots, all of which provide different opportunities for interaction with people. It is also possible to go into depth within the field of applications. You will learn to design solutions for health, services or energy and environment.
This master programme gives you the interdisciplinary competence you need to understand which role information technology plays in society and how technology can be used to solve important tasks. You learn about the interaction between digital and social-human, and how you can use this understanding in design.
In the master thesis you can work with specific issues, such as new forms of interaction and technologies, or new ways to work. This may apply in many kinds of environments: Do you want to create the future computer system for the major hospitals? Do you see for yourself to develop a robot that may be with your old grandfather? Then you've come right.
Informatics: design, use, interaction is an interdisciplinary master's program. The master program has five different areas to specialize in and write a master's thesis within:
- Health Information Systems in developing countries
- Large and complex information systems
- Interactional design
- System development in organizations
The master programme is structured so that you can choose to write either a long (60 credits thesis, 60 credits courses) or a short thesis (30 credits thesis, 90 credits courses). Master courses are chosen in consultation with supervisor, and it's at this point you choose your spesialisation. The master thesis is normally done at the Department of Informatics, but you can do it elsewhere, for example at a research institute or in a company.