HITD690-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024

Thesis in Human Interface Technology

90 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant Faculty Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Graduate School.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


Thesis in Human Interface Technology.

The Human Interface Technology – Master Thesis builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the MHIT taught courses, HITD602 and HITD603. Students will work individually on research and development projects that cover the main research areas of the HIT Lab NZ, supervised by its academic staff.

Projects are oriented around real world problems, either formulated by industry partners of the HIT Lab NZ, or by research initiatives at UC. For an overview of typical problems addressed in a Master Thesis project on Human Interface technology, review recently completed theses by searching the UC Research Repository at https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/100191 and searching by Thesis Discipline for 'Human Interface Technology'.

The Master Thesis project is individual work. Yet, HITD690 involves continuous support from the academic staff of the HIT Lab NZ, as well as weekly meetings of all HIT Lab NZ graduate students and their supervisors. The content of these meetings will be defined by the individual needs of the student group, and will include (reading) assignments, peer feedback, and presentations. Topics from HITD602 and HITD603 can be revisited in more detail or with more reflection to apply the knowledge and skills to the different phases of the thesis projects.

For questions, please contact the course coordinator, Prof. Stephan Lukosch at stephan.lukosch@canterbury.ac.nz


This course covers thesis work at HIT Lab NZ at UC. Students will have the opportunity to work on their own research projects, develop mature prototypes, and evaluate them. Master Thesis projects at the HIT Lab NZ are design-oriented, and applied, based on real-world problems. Students have to choose their project and supervisors from a list of projects by Week 15 of the MHIT program. They will be supported by two supervisors from the HIT Lab NZ or UC, and industry partners where applicable. Students may propose their own projects, and the course coordinator will check whether they meet the criteria for a MHIT Master Thesis.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Course Coordinator

Stephan Lukosch

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $6,890.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Human Interface Technology Laboratory .

All HITD690 Occurrences

  • HITD690-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024