What Are You Going To Study?

All courses are designed to provide students with relevant tools, both intellectual and practical, that enhance their ability to understand users' behaviors and to design relevant products or experiences. 

The program courses include: Preparatory courses (online short courses, before the program starts), Fundamental courses (Theory, Applied Methodologies, and Ethics), Skill courses (Prototyping skills, Research skills, Final project and Practicum), Advanced Electives (UX and Product, Augmented reality, Brain-computer interfaces, Child-computer interaction), and optional Electives from other programs (including MBA, Computer Science, Communication & New Media, Law & Technology, Psychology).

*For the entire list of courses please refer to the 2020 Student Handbook 

*Students who take a part-time track can take these courses only in their second year of studies.
*The academic administration of IDC Herzliya reserves the right to make changes to the curriculum.​

Further Information: 

  • Studies will take place twice a week: Wednesday afternoon and evening; Friday morning.
  • The three program semesters are: November-January, March-June, July-September. 
  • Between semester 1 and 2 there will be a prototyping Hackathon (full weekend) to enhance students' design & prototyping skills 
  • Grading is based on course projects and position papers.

  • As a learning-by-doing program, class attendance is mandatory.
  • Students will have the option to apply to more than one practicum.
  • Electives can also be selected from other IDC programs and schools: MBA, Communication and New Media, Computer Science, Law, Psychology. Limited availability.
  • Students who wish to invest more time in their studies, can use the lab's prototyping workshops on additional days with no extra charge, and can take more electives without credit.
  • Thesis students will be encouraged to join a research team in one of the IDC research labs, and to contribute to journal publications and international conference presentations.
  • The program awards a limited number of merit scholarships to suitable students based on exceptional achievement and/or professional merit. Students interested in a scholarship are required to contact the registration department by email: master.rris@idc.ac.il and, also, apply along with the other documents for review by the Admissions Committee. Scholarships applications will not be accepted after June 30, 2020.