UI/UX Design Co-op Diploma Program

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The UI/UX Design courses are built to prepare students for their career in Canada to design interactive software products such as web and mobile applications. The courses of the program are designed to provide the learner with the knowledge needed to work as a product designer in small, medium and big tech companies. The graduates of the program can also provide services to non-tech companies that own and maintain software products, used by their customers.

12 Months
Academic Education

(Part-time Work Permit)

12 Months
Paid Co-op

(Full-time Work Permit)

* 1-year UI/UX Designer specialist courses are available to register

Program Overview

Become a UI/UX Designer in Canada

During UI/UX design specialist and advanced programs, students will learn about customer-centric design and how to design and evaluate a product from usability and usefulness perspectives. Some of the topics that are offered in this program are: Foundation of UI/UX, design evaluation, product design life cycle, responsive and adaptive design and analytics.

 

Our article about the 5 steps to become a UX designer will give you a better understanding to boost your career. Each individual in-class and online UI/UX design course will help students to master the following skills below:

  • Understand the collecting feedback process on design and answering the feedback
  • Understand user experience topics in web design such as vertical and horizontal prototyping
  • Demonstrate the ability to problem solve using design tools and techniques
  • Understand the stages of the design sprint
  • Learning about communication between UI/UX and product management 
  • Understanding Agile methodology in product design and development
  • How to use design to inform business and help with market and user research
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce a low, medium and high-fidelity prototype of the product

ui ux designer course diploma program canada

Specialist and Advanced Classes

UI/UX Design Courses in Canada

UIUX 101 - Introduction to Design

The course’s objective is to help the student acquire foundation knowledge for the upper-level design courses. It introduces the graphic design principles to the students and covers topics such as form, typography, type styles, color theory and their applications in user interface and user experience design.

At the end of the class, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Understanding the foundations of graphic design
  • Problem-solving with design tools and techniques
UIUX 102- Information Design

This course introduces the students to theories, tools, and techniques of designing visual representation of information in a context of a design problem. It discusses varying forms, structure, categories, and architecture of information and how they could be visualized to provide meaning to the users of the visual product.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Applying different information architectures
  • Using information visualization in UI/UX design
UIUX 201- Interaction Design Methods

The course introduces the students to the foundations of human-computer interactions and interfaces. It discusses the user mental model and how it impacts the interaction design as well as the impact of affective and cultural factors and how they inform the interaction design.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Learning human-Computer basic principles
  • Demonstrating design tools and techniques
UIUX 301- Multi-Platform UI Design

This course introduces the student with the concept of design systems and how they are used in designing computer applications for varying platforms. It covers the current common design systems such as Google material design, Apple material design as well as web design systems.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Practicing the different design systems
  • Creating responsive design across multiple platforms
UIUX 302 - Design Evaluation

The course introduces the concept of design evaluation and the tools and techniques for design evaluation. The students will study research methods and how to design user study experiments in order to understand the mental model of the users to whom the application is designed and developed.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Qualitative and quantitative user study design
  • Designing user study experiments
UIUX 401 - Design Sprint

During the course, the students get familiar with Design Sprint practice designed by Google Venture. It is a 5-day process through which the student will learn how to answer the product-related business questions through a five-stage process including understanding the problem through mapping out the problem and picking one problem to focus on, developing low, medium, and high-fidelity prototypes, launch and test the prototypes and learn from the process.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Mapping out the problem to solve
  • Performing design sprint
UIUX 402 - Design Communication

The objective of this course is how to communicate the design to different members of the team including product, development and sample target customers. The students will learn about tools (like Zeplin, InVision and so on) to deliver their design unambiguously to other team members so that they can make their related decisions based on the given design.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Design communication tools and techniques
  • Collecting feedback process on design
UIUX 403 - Intro to Special Topics In UX Design

This course aims to introduce the students with some special topics and trends in UI/UX design. The goal is to provide the students with each topic by discussing very basic and core topics and terminologies used in each area and how they are impacted by UI/UX design process.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • UX design for games (games analysis from UI/UX perspective)
  • What are gamification and its applications in other sectors
  • The Psychology of Design
UIUX 501 - Design Project 1

This course gives the opportunity to the student to practice the knowledge they have gained to work on a real project. The project involves all the students have learned including UI/UX design, evaluation and communication.

UIUX 601 - Introduction to Analytics

In this course, the students learn about how to use applications (like web or mobile applications) usage by users to inform and improve user experience using tools and techniques such as Google Analytics.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Defining user experience metrics
  • Improving the design based on data collected
UIUX 602 - Intro to Web Design and Development

This course provides some technical foundations for designing high-fidelity prototypes using web applications. The course covers both technical challenges of developing web applications and evaluating web applications from UI/UX perspectives such as vertical and horizontal prototyping.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Learning user experience topics in web design
  • Understanding design prototypes
UIUX 701 - Product Management

UI/UX designs are informed and impacted by the product decision made by the product manager. It is beneficial if the UI/UX designer can understand the reasoning behind such products decisions. This course is an introductory course to product management and responsibilities of product management and particularly the communication between the product manager and the UI/UX designers.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Developing stages in product design
  • Covering product evaluation and assessment
UIUX 702 - Agile UX

Many software development companies adopt agile methodology in developing their products. While developers are trained in subjects regarding Agile development like lean product design and scrum, the designers do not usually receive such training and therefore they become a bottleneck in the product development cycle and many Agile books suggest replacing a non-agile designer with a non-designer who knows how to work in an agile environment. This module is one of the core topics to become an expert UX designer.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Agile methodology in product design
  • Advancing scrum and lean strategy
UIUX 703 - Social Media in Product Design

This module introduces core topics in digital marketing that could help UI/UX designers better design products. Also, the course covers some core topics in digital marketing such as SEO, content strategy, content creation and content distribution.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Running user experience studies on social media
  • Collecting user’s feedback on UI/UX decisions
UIUX 801 - Business Foundation for Design

UI/UX and product designers work very closely with the business team. Understanding the core business topics will help the designers a lot in designing the company’s product. The course covers topics such as business model, value propositions, user segmentations, brand promise, minimum-viable-product (MVP) and design for MVP.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Learning business models & value proposition
  • Practicing market and user research
UIUX 901 - Product Design Project 2

This is a second project course of the program. While the first project course only focuses on UI/UX design in product design, this second-course project is a more comprehensive project where the student will work in a group and will go through different stages of product design from business, product and UI/UX design perspectives.

At the end of the course, the students will be knowledgeable about:
  • Understanding the product from a business perspective such as business model, vision, brand promise, MVP, etc.
  • Creating product hypothesis and user personas and how they are informed by business requirements

* Programs subject to change.

Career after the program

A career in the UI/UX design industry

Average user experience designer yearly salary in Canada C$63,523

Positions For UI/UX Designers

Studying UI UX design courses in Canada will assist you to achieve your career goals. After learning how to create a stunning UX design portfolio with tips & examples during their project classes, students in UI/UX design diploma co-op programs in Vancouver will have brilliant opportunities to get hired in Canada.

 

Please follow job positions for UI/UX designers below:

  • UX consultant
  • UX researcher
  • Interface designer
  • User Experience officer
  • Design manager
  • Product designer
  • Communication designer

Schedule your education

UI/UX Designer Course Start Dates

Season Starting Dates
Summer September 26th, 2022
Winter Jan 30th, 2023
Spring May 29th, 2023

Based on the start date of UI UX design courses in Canada, the student will begin with the course schedule.

Monday – Friday Time
Morning 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

* The schedule may be subject to change.

** Based on the start date the student will begin with the course schedule and continue with the following courses. Refer to the brochure below for more information.

Scholarship options are available

Admission Requirements

  1. High School Graduation or equivalent; or 18 years of age.
  2. Successful completion of upper-intermediate level English course at Cornerstone College or;
    • Academic IELTS 6.5
    • TOEFL IBT 79
    • Duolingo 105
    • Qualification for ESL level upper-intermediate on the CICCC placement test

Admission Documents

  1. Online application form
  2. A copy of your passport
  3. High school diploma for a candidate who is under 18 years old
  4. Valid document for academic IELTS or TOEFL if an applicant has

Do you have any questions?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the difference between UI and UX designer?

The main difference between UI and UX design; while UI design focuses on the interface and visual guidance of the product, UX design aims for users to have the best experience on the product.

What does a UI UX designer do?
UX Designer’s responsibilities UI Designer’s responsibilities
  • Developing and improving user’s interaction
  • Competitor analysis
  • Prototyping and wireframing
  • Testing
  • Customer analysis
  • Implementation with developers
  • Design research
  • Branding and graphic development
Can I study online or in-class education during my academic period?

Absolutely, you can choose your learning method. Students can join our online UI/UX design courses and they can feel comfortable attending classes in person as well.

How much do students earn during their UI/UX Design's co-op period?

It is totally depending on your personal, communication, and industry-related skills. Students in the UI UX Design Co-op Diploma Program can earn 17.50CAD/per hour on average.

Will my co-op be paid?

Yes, your co-op work must be paid if you would like to count your work as a co-op work experience.

Can I extend my program after graduation?

Yes, you can absolutely extend your program. In fact, we encourage our students to study multiple diploma programs as they can expand their knowledge and expertise to find better jobs in Canada.

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.