Commonly Asked Questions and Answers 

Important changes have been made to the upcoming MUXD July 2020 intake due to the COVID-19 pandemic [updated: May 21st 2020] 

What is the schedule?

The first trimester 2020 online courses will be delivered 11:00-14:00 Monday –Thursday and 14:00-16:00 Thursday. The content delivery will be structured depending on the course and the lecturers’ approach. Wellington ICT Graduate School industry speakers will be on Fridays 11:00-13:00.There will be lots of flexibility, including recorded lectures in addition to online interactive sessions.

Do I need my own laptop and software?

Yes, you will need a laptop and the following software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: https://www.adobe.com/nz/creativecloud/plans.html?plan=edu&promoid=Q3FWPZF
    P&mv=other
  • Figma: https://www.figma.com/

Further tools may be introduced throughout this programme

Are the programme costs impacted in any way?

No. The costs will stay the same.

How will exams work?

Most of the assessments do not include exams. In case a course has an exam, this
would be online during the initial trimester.

How does the online nature of the programme affect my post study work visa options?
At this point of time we do not know what the Covid-19 or international visa situation will be later this year. This is an evolving situation and we have to ask you to stay up-to-date with the most current visa regulations from the NZ Government.

I am an international student, do I need a visa to study online?

No, you can apply through Wellington University International and be accepted without a student visa in order to begin the programme.

Will online study impact my job prospects after graduation?

Many programmes worldwide are having to move temporarily online. We don’t expect there to be a big difference between students who begin in 2020 and those
who wait to start the programme in-person in 2021. However, we are all unsure of the impact Covid-19 will have on global economies and job opportunities in the UX space.