Certificate in Universal Design

Course Points
10
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
16 Places
Course Start Date
Mid-September 2019

Course Summary

Universal design is a design process that creates products and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible. This one semester long part-time course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to develop an application user interface (UI) using a user-centred design approach.

Important notice about this course

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FROM THE END OF MAY

Universal design is a design process that creates products and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible. The Certificate in Universal Design is a part-time programme that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to develop an application user interface (UI) using a user-centred design approach.

  • The course takes place over a single semester. This requires attendance at college one afternoon and evening (from 4pm to 9pm).
  • This course is delivered using a blended learning approach with a series of interactive and hands-on in-class sessions in addition to intensive online learning.

Applicants should have already gained DKIT's

Certificate in Web Development

OR Certificate in Database Development

OR Certificate in OO Programming

OR Equivalent credits from a Level 7 or Level 8 course in Computing.

Prior learning can be recognised using the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process

This course will be of interest to those applying a user-centred design approach in a particular application context. Students completing this programme will participate in a group project to develop an application user interface (UI) taking a user-centered design approach, specifically following the Universal Design process.

They will experience both the challenges and rewards of working with different team roles and responsibilities necessary for effective agile project and process management. They will present and reflect on each stage of development, both as a group and individually, to the project mentoring and assessment panel.

DkIT also recognises prior learning experience for candidates who may not meet normal entry requirements.

Dr. Brendan Ryder (Head of Department of Visual and Human-Centred Computing, DkIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370283
Email: brendan.ryder@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_KCEUD_8
Level 8
Duration 1 Semester
Credits 10
Places 16
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Visual and Human-Centred Computing
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €790
Starting Date Mid-September 2019
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