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The User eXperience Design (UxD) specialization program is set at the crossroad of the design, the computer sciences, and the human sciences fields, to educate experts in human-centred interaction design. They will master complex interaction analysis methodologies and observation and the design process of innovating products and technological services.
Based on multidisciplinary pedagogical projects, this programme is open to students in the domains of design, computer sciences and human sciences who want to develop humancentred foreseen projects calling for technology. A specificity of the UxD program is to offer a fruitful field for the emergence of new ideas and to take the idea from the proof of its concept to a functional demonstrator.
After graduation the student will work as scientific and technical project manager in the domains of research & innovation, research & development, design activities in international industries and institutions, public organizations, computer services companies, start ups, consulting services or continue their studies toward a PhD in User eXperience Design.
Programs are divided into course units. One course unit corresponds to the quantity of work required during one semester to achieve a given objective :
* the acquisition of knowledge within a clearly defined domain
* learning a method or language
* the discovery of an aspect of professional life
* the completion of a project or study in or outside the university
* knowledge of the outside world.
In conformity with European regulations, each course unit corresponds to a number of credits, according to the number of teaching hours and hours of individual work required from each student.
In compliance with article number 6 of the government decree of the 25th April 2002 regarding the national Masters degree, the latter may only be conferred after validation of the aptitude to master at least one foreign language. Taking into account the nature of the "Sciences, Technology" Master, and the reduced length of the course (2 years), the foreign language demanded of native French speakers is English, and the minimum requirement level for graduation is B1 (CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). However, we strongly recommend that students should validate a B2 level in English. If the B2 level is acquired or validated, students may follow classes organized by the university in the language of their choice. Non-native French speakers must validate a B1 level in French before they can enroll in classes for one of the other languages taught at the UTC. No equivalency credits for languages will be granted without in-house evaluation.
The regulations concerning evaluation are determined by the President of the UTC. The practicalities for the application of these regulations, including remedial examinations for each course unit are decided by the President of the UTC one month after the beginning of each semester at the latest.
Evaluation may be of various forms:
* continuous assessment in the form of practical work, tests, short examinations, presentations
* intermediary examinations, individual written or oral examinations
* final examinations
* oral presentations, written reports
Guidance and orientation panels
Panels for student guidance and orientation are set up for each section of the Masters degree.
At the end of each semester, after the results from the various course units, a guidance and orientation panel examines the situation of each student. Its role is to draw students attention to any unsatisfactory results. The students concerned may be summoned before the panel to provide explanations regarding their situation.
During their curriculum, Masters students complete internship periods, either in
industry or in a university laboratory. The length of such internships is stipulated in the pedagogical brochure for each specialty. The subjects for internships are initially approved by the person in charge of each specialty. An internship contract is then signed between the UTC, the host organization (even if this is a UTC laboratory), and the student. All students must take out third party liability insurance before starting an internship.
The validation of an internship depends on the following elements :
* a written report
* an oral defense
* the appraisal of the students tutor in the company or laboratory where the internship was completed.
The internship is evaluated by the same grading system as for the course units. After validation of an internship, the number of ECTS credits stipulated in the pedagogical brochure of the specialty is awarded.
Conditions required for graduation
In order to graduate, a student must obtain at least 120 ECTS, respecting the following distribution :
* 30 ECTS for the internship which must be validated by a written report and an oral defense before a panel of experts,
* at least 24 ECTS in course units in the "General Knowledge/Knowledge of the Professional Environment" category,
* at least 66 ECTS in course units in the "Scientific and Technical" category corresponding to the program chosen by the student.
To be a candidate in 1st year
You have a Bachelor's degree or a recognized diploma of equivalent level in one bac+3 (equivalent to the validation of 180 credits ECTS - European Credits Transfer System) in any domain preparing for the specialities proposed in our establishment
To be a candidate in 2nd year
You have to be a holder of a master's degree or a recognized diploma of equivalent level in one bac+4 (equivalent to the validation of 240 credits ECTS), in any domain preparing for the specialities proposed in our establishment.
For the candidates whose mother tongue is not French :
The lessons being taught in French language, a good level of French is recommended. You will have to bring the proof in passing the Test of Knowledge of the French language (TCF) which estimates your skills in French.
DELF or DALF are also accepted.
For ALL the candidates :
A level B1 in English is recommended. You will have to fill the questionnaire to be downloaded and to be necessarily joined to the application file.
There are two types of grants for international students : housing grants and grants from student's home country.
Housing grants : provided by the French government according to students financial situations. It is managed by CAF (Caisse dAllocations Familiales).
Grants from the student's country of origin : for more information, please contact the International Relations Office of your home university or the embassy.
Philéas accueil scolarship
Philéas Accueil is both a merit and need based scholarship, awarded by the Region of Picardie to provide financial support for talented international engineering students. Students will be assessed competitively on the basis of overall academic performance, research capacity and financial criteria.
Amounts * 520 /month during 5 months per academic year and a travel grant of 300 maximum
* Philéas Accueil scholarship holders have a priority to live in the Student Residence (CROUS)
* A housing grant may also be attributed monthly by the French government
Eligibility * International students from UTC partner universities selected to study at UTC
* Outstanding academic performance
* Excellent level of French
* Demonstrated financial need
Application procedure * UTC exchange students are not automatically considered as scholarship applicants, a separate application is required.
Application package * Completed student application form
* Resumé or CV
* Letter of Intent or Motivation Letter
* Transcripts from the 3 last years of studies
* Two recommendation letters from science professors
IMPORTANT : you must submit your application through the International Relations Office at your home university. Any individual application will not be accepted.
Application deadline * April 15th each year for both spring and fall semester
Please note that any application after this date will not be considered.
You will be notified by email at the beginning of June about the selection result