User Experience Design online short course

Course starts 4 November 2019

Course information

Registration Closes:
29 October 2019
Course Starts:
4 November 2019
10 weeks online
10 - 12 hours per week
ZAR R13,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Industry experts have predicted user experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by 2020.1

You’ll need to focus on relevant trends with an online UX design course if you want to deliver UX design skills that match evolving consumer habits and give your organisation the competitive edge.

You have the opportunity to set yourself apart as a UX designer. Master UX design fundamentals like wireframing and prototyping, and expand your knowledge of the aesthetics that affect user experience design with an online UX design course that is geared to only giving you the most relevant techniques.


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What will set you apart

This UX design course will add credibility to your UX designer CV by teaching you to:

  • Elevate the customer experience by learning to anticipate future needs and adopt efficient practices 
  • Deliver creative solutions by injecting purpose and empathy into everything you create by optimising your knowledge
  • Produce a return on investment for your business and a steady foundation for your brand with your optimised skill set
  • Manage the stakeholders you’re accountable to, backed by a UCT certificate you’ll receive upon successful completion of this online UX design course

Course curriculum

This UX design course will help you become recognised as an industry-expert UX designer with in-demand skills to create engaging products and designs. Each week you’ll tackle a new module, giving you maximum flexibility to work in your own free time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to UXD
  • Course Module 2: Building a Product Use Context
  • Course Module 3: Outcomes and stakeholder management
  • Course Module 4: Research and evidence gathering
  • Course Module 5: Evaluation, alignment and reporting
  • Course Module 6: The aesthetics of user experience
  • Course Module 7: Wireframing
  • Course Module 8: Prototyping
  • Course Module 9: Presentation and delivery of a UX study
  • Course Module 10: Brave New World: UX in practice

Head Tutor

Tania van Zyl

Tania van Zyl

Tania Van Zyl is a User Experience Specialist advocating UX in business. She is currently the UX and System Design Team Lead at DigiOutsource Services – a company who thrives on user interface, system and graphic design. While her passion lies in web and systems design, she also has experience in conceptualising, corporate identity, printing, and project management.

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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“Online learning was flexible and accessible. The most fun aspect was the discussion forum; it was fantastic and I loved sharing with my fellow students. Do not underestimate the value of doing a short course, the feeling of achievement when you complete each assignment is fantastic.”


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 4 November 2019.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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