Study with us

The HIT Lab NZ offers postgraduate degrees at the Masters and PhD level.

Our courses and projects have a multidisciplinary focus, encourage teamwork, and foster collaboration with external companies. Students with expertise in design, psychology, sports and health sciences, philosophy, economics or sociology are as welcome as students with engineering degrees. It is the mix of backgrounds that makes our educational programs so special.

Masters programme

The Master of Human Interface Technology (MHIT) programme recognises the high demand in interactive media industries for skilled graduates with analytic, coding and creative skills. The MHIT programme teaches students how Human Interface Technology is applied, developed, and analysed in research and industry settings. We teach an exciting range of diverse topics such as ideation, user-centred design, rapid prototyping of hardware and software, and formal user evaluation.

PhD programme

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Interface Technology is a multidisciplinary degree that is designed to allow students from a variety of backgrounds to undertake research in Human Interface Technology. The research generally focuses on technology falling somewhere along the Reality-Virtuality  Continuum, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Applied Gaming. The PhD typically takes three years to complete, and you will be able to focus completely on your research from the start of your degree.


We have a number of Scholarships available through the University and industry projects. Prospective students are welcome to contact us at to discuss your options.