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Postgraduate Diploma in UX Design

Designed specifically for professionals employed in companies within the software and technology sectors, our programme aims to enhance your knowledge and skill set necessary to create impactful, engaging and effective user experiences.

 

Through a series of practical and project-oriented modules, this comprehensive programme offers an advanced qualification in user experience design.

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Programme Overview

As an employee, our programme will provide you with the tools required to gain a better understanding of the end user and the skills required to design engaging and delightful experiences. You will learn how to test hypotheses and make effective product design decisions. 


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The programme structure, combining both study and project work will also improve your ability to strategise and make plans for user experience (UX) design and development. The programme modules will provide opportunities for students to gain insight into UX across a range of contexts. 

 

What are the benefits to your company? 

 

User experience is a key aspect of modern digital product design that has a significant impact on factors such as user acquisition, retention and engagement. Employees on this programme will be encouraged to combine their project work for the programme with projects they’re working on in their day-to-day roles within their company. This will provide a valuable contribution to the company while also spreading UX best practices by example. 

 

 
What Past Participants Say...

“I was impressed by the learning structure online and upskilling in applying a human-centered approach to design, ensuring that every aspect of the product was tailored to meet the needs and expectations of the user. I now have a deep understanding of design principles, creating wireframes, prototypes, and mock-ups that were visually appealing, and how to conduct usability testing. I was particularly impressed with the course's attention to detail and keeping up to date on industry standards."

Ashiling Smith, Senior UX Designer, All Human

 

 

"The PGDip in UX Design helped me move from a programme management role to one where I work closely with UX teams and provide them with foundational knowledge as they onboard to our company. The lecturers are incredibly helpful and content is up to date with industry best practices."

Sarah Quigley, Technical Facilitator, Shopify

 

"The lecturers were very knowledgeable in the area and explained each concept extremely well. The lessons were very enjoyable.
The course was miles better than any other I have taken on the same subject"

Ken Browne, Senior Software Engineer, Ericsson


Programme Details


User experience design involves a range of different activities, including:
  • User research
  • Requirements analysis
  • User interface and interaction design
  • Prototyping
  • User testing

The demand for people with specialised expertise in user experience has seen significant growth in recent years, reflecting the rising importance of this field.

 

This comprehensive programme aims to produce skilled and knowledgeable user experience designers, addressing the skills gap prevalent in the software industry.



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Who should apply 

  • Developers 
  • Designers 
  • Project Managers 
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts 
  • Executives 

Working in a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, finance, and education.

 


Application and fees

Subsidised cost for working professionals is €2,625 /year supported by Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet.

 

The programme is open to people.

 

  • in employment within enterprises

  • in companies based in the Republic of Ireland



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