Honours Bachelor of Design
The Honours Bachelor of Design (BDes) in User Experience Design requires 20.0 credits, of which no more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level and at least 9.0 credits in the major must be at the senior level.
The program consists of 13.5 credits including 11.5 credits of required UX courses and 2.0 credits of additional program requirements:
Required BDes Courses:
A. 11.5 credits:
UX100 - Design Thinking I: Foundations
UX103 - UX Strategy
UX200 - Design Thinking II
UX201 - Maker Lab I
UX202 - Maker Lab II
UX204 - Digital Technology Lab
UX211 - Graphic Design Studio I
UX212 - Graphic Design Studio II
UX220 - Web Design Lab I
DMJN222/MX222/SOJE222 - Digital and Social Media: Critical Approaches
DMJN252/HR252 - Designing Digital and Social Media
UX230 - Interaction Design I
UX300 - Information Design
UX303 - Research in User Experience Design
UX306 - Design of Immersive Spaces
UX307 - Trends in UX
UX308 - Mobile Application Design Lab
UX320 - Web Design Lab II
UX330 - Interaction Design II
DD350 - Project Management or MB381 - Information Systems Project Management
UX400* - Capstone Design Project (1.0 credit)
UX401 - Design for Social Innovation
B. 2.0 credits (4 x 0.5-credit courses) chosen from courses in other disciplines listed below:
DD101 - Game Design Foundations
DD102 - Analog Game Design
DD300 - Ethics in Game Design
HI286 - Interpreting Digital Data
HI323 - Memory, Monuments and Museums
ID120/SOJE120 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies
DMJN211 - Introduction to Media Studies
DMJN253 - Introduction to Public and Media Relations
OL109/MB109 - Communication Skills for Leadership
OL140 - Leadership Foundations
PS101 - Introduction to Psychology I
PS102 - Introduction to Psychology II
SOJE204 - Social and Environmental Justice in Practice
C. Degree Program Electives:
An additional 6.5 credits toward the degree total of 20.0 credits. All students in the program must complete successfully the Foundations curriculum: BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.
- Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 5.00 (C) overall and 5.00 (C) in the User Experience Design program to progress into Year 2 and Year 3. Progression from Year 3 into Year 4 requires a cumulative GPA of 5.00 overall (C) and an Honours GPA of 7.00 (B-) in the User Experience Design program. Students who do not meet Honours progression requirements are permitted to proceed to Year 4 only at the discretion of the User Experience Design Program Co-ordinator.
- Students who do not meet progression requirements will be placed in the General Bachelor of Arts without Designation. Students who do not meet Honours progression requirements after completion of 15.0 credits and who meet graduation requirements for the General Bachelor of Arts Degree without Designation may choose to graduate from the Faculty of Liberal Arts with the General Bachelor of Arts Degree without Designation.
- Students must achieve a 5.00 (C) overall and an Honours GPA of 7.00 (B-) in the User Experience Design program in order to graduate with the Honours Bachelor of Design in User Experience Design degree.
- A student who has completed the course/program requirements of the User Experience Design Degree program, but who has not obtained the necessary GPA, may elect to receive a General Bachelor of Arts without Designation from the Faculty of Liberal Arts.
The competitive co-op admission and job application process and employer interviews are held during Year 3 (along with coursework), and the minimum 12 month (and maximum 16-month) paid work term is scheduled in Year 4. Successful completion of the co-operative education in Year 4 will be noted on the transcript and degree. Completion of UXD academic requirements will be required for graduation from the program after Year 5.
Consult the Program Co-ordinator, Professor Abby Goodrum for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senate Committee Revisions March 12, 2019: MB381 added; effective September 1, 2019.
Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions April 1, 2019: UX202 renumbered from UX301; effective September 1, 2019.
Editorial Revision June 4, 2019: Yearly credit minimums deleted; effective immediately.