University of Central Florida

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Design for Usability



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Design for Usability

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Design for Usability educates students in the methods of user-centered design and usability engineering that can be used to assess and assure usability throughout a product, service or system development cycle. Students in the certificate program will learn how to design products that are both ergonomically sound and user-friendly, as well as how to plan and conduct usability tests, analyze related data and use the results to improve the design of a product, service or system.


The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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