Continuing & Professional Education

UX / UI Research Methods

Earn a Microcredential

Courses for everyone 5

Dig­i­tal skills are paving the way of the future and these skills are in high demand.

The first of its kind in Alber­ta, the UX/UI Research Meth­ods Micro­cre­den­tial is designed for learn­ers with no pri­or knowl­edge of User Expe­ri­ence (UX) or User Inter­face (UI) and offers a learn­ing expe­ri­ence focused on user research with broad appli­ca­tion across tech sec­tors, includ­ing web devel­op­ment, pro­gram­ming, app devel­op­ment, and marketing.

The UX/UI Research Meth­ods Micro­cre­den­tial is a suite of five online con­nect­ed cours­es that incor­po­rate work-inte­grat­ed learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties where you will gen­er­ate and eval­u­ate real data by work­ing on real-life projects, rather than arti­fi­cial data sets. These cours­es will pro­vide you with an under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of UX and UI design, as well as expe­ri­ence in gen­er­at­ing and eval­u­at­ing human-cen­tred user research meth­ods to best guide the design process. 

This pro­gram will be of inter­est to a wide range of learn­ers — includ­ing mar­ket­ing pro­fes­sion­als, dig­i­tal entre­pre­neurs, web devel­op­ers, pro­gram­mers, coders, and com­put­er sci­en­tists — offer­ing a stream­lined path for those look­ing to devel­op skills they can quick­ly apply in this rapid­ly grow­ing field. 

The cours­es in the micro­cre­den­tial can be applied toward the UX/UI Design Cer­tifi­cate for those inter­est­ed in pur­su­ing fur­ther pro­fes­sion­al development.


Transferable: can be applied toward the UX/UI Design Certificate

No prerequisites or entrance requirements.

Five courses, 21 hours each.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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