Algonquin College

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Interdisciplinary Studies in Human-Centred Design

Algonquin College

Faculty:School of Media and Design
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,412

Find full details on tuition costs and fees on Algonquin College's website.


This Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for a career in design research and strategy. Professionals in this field examine the intersection of ethnographic research, experience design, emerging technology and business requirements to create evidence-based strategies that direct the development of systems and services. Working directly with businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations, students examine complex human-centred problems. Real-world projects leverage design theory, research methods, and participatory design activities to define a problem space and model proposed interventions.

Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see the Algonquin College site for more details). Please note that placement in the co-op work term is subject to availability and academic eligibility. Admission to the co-op program does not guarantee a co-op placement.


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    Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or degree or equivalent.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
    Application Notes : Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Submit a portfolio. Portfolio submission details can be found on the Algonquin College Additional Admission Requirements website.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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