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Design Informatics (MSc)

Course Description

Programme description

Design informatics focuses on designing with data. This programme is run in conjunction with Edinburgh College of Art through the Centre for Design Informatics.

On this programme you will learn how to build computational systems as well as the principles of design thinking and making.

Through case studies of real-life products you will apply your knowledge in a practical way, developing an understanding of what it takes to create, design and take a product to market.

Programme structure

You follow two semesters of taught courses, attending lectures, tutorials and group practicals to acquire the theoretical foundation to enable you to engage in independent research.

Between May and August you will do a major individual research project on which you will write a dissertation.

Design Informatics: designing with data can be explored in most specialist areas of Informatics, but with a focus on entrepreneurial product development.

Compulsory courses:

Case Studies in Design Informatics 1
Design with Data
Design Informatics Project
Histories and Futures of Technology

Option courses include:

Accelerated Natural Language Processing
Computer Graphics
Extreme Computing
Text Technologies for Data Science
Automatic Speech Recognition
Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship

Career opportunities

This degree will put you at the cutting edge of design technology and technology for design, opening a host of opportunities in the commercial sector.

Visit the Design Informatics (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology, plus experience in computer programming.

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