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Interaction Design

Bachelor of Engineering in Interaction Design, 210 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 3.5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Do you want to develop exciting play equipment for young people? Or would you rather design interactive survival equipment, healthcare products or energy saving devices that can improve life for many people, or simply just make it more enjoyable? 

Career Opportunities  

With a bachelor of engineering degree in Interaction Design you develop products for people. You could end up designing interactive playgrounds for children, a robot guide dog for the blind or even little sailing boats to sail the oceans collecting environmental samples. With this study programme you will get job opportunities in user centred design and product development – in design companies, consultancies or development departments in industry, to mention a few. As an Interaction Design Engineer you are qualified for jobs in, for example:

• Product development 
• Market research, customer analysis and sales 
• Consultancy 
• Project management.
 You can work with products and services in different areas. For example, toys, health, survival or entertainment equipment. 

See an example of a career
 Mia Schwartz: interaction designer with focus on user needs 

About the Programme

You will be part of a unique and collaborative learning environment where the emphasis is on practical projects that explore a range of user issues in different contexts. Communication and presentation skills are emphasised as a means of involving everyone associated with a product development process – users, associated networks of people from industry, and other stakeholders.

The study programme is a seven semester programme, including a five month internship at a foreign or Danish company and a final five-month project, which you prepare in cooperation with a company.
Each semester is structured around a theme under which relevant courses and subjects will be introduced:
Semester 1 Discovery: An introduction to the entire field of interaction design through a series of smaller projects
Semester 2 Mechanical Interaction: Muscles and motors                         
Semester 3 Electronic Interaction: Sensors and senses                        
Semester 4 Intelligent Interaction: Bytes and brains
Semester 5 Interactive Products: Experts in teams
Semester 6 Engineering Internship                  
Semester 7 Final Project 


The Bachelor of Engineering – Interaction Design requires the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate or the equivalent foreign qualifying examination
Furthermore you have to meet the following entry requirements:
•Mathematics – Danish A-level •Physics – Danish B-level English – Danish B-level 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education:

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is no tuition fee for students from within the Nordic countries, the EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. 

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside the EU, EAA, or with a non-Swizz citizenship.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


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