User Experience Design Certificate

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Registration can be completed by calling 403.440.3833 or 1.888.392.3655

Students must register in all four courses in the User Experience (UX) Design Extension Certificate.


403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655

Award-winning program

The User Experience Design Certificate received an Award of Excellence in 2021 by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, an organization dedicated to excellence, innovation and value. Learn more.

User experience (UX) design focuses on designing and creating systems that provide meaningful, relevant and enjoyable experiences for users.

Use design thinking to bring real-world UX solutions to life with our User Experience Design Certificate program, offered in partnership with York University's School of Continuing Studies.

Invest in your career UX design is one of the top five technical skills employers are looking for. Nine out of 10 managers in the UX field say hiring user experience designers is a top priority. This four-course certificate, developed and taught by leaders in the field, focuses on the core job skills employers demand when hiring UX designers.

Through real-world and hands-on projects, learn how design thinking relates to UX and explore the role it plays in ensuring innovations in technology continue to put people first. Gain core job skills employers are looking for, including logical problem solving, research skills and active communication.

This certificate combines all the benefits of a part-time schedule with the deep learning of a comprehensive curriculum. Working on experiential education projects, you can practice your UX skill set and finish the program with a portfolio of work that showcases your UX capabilities and expertise. After completing the program, you will also have joined a community of like-minded UX professionals composed of your classmates and instructors.


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  • Earn a recognized credential to enhance your career prospects   
  • Prepare for a career as a UX design specialist
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Create a portfolio of work that applies UX best practices to meet business needs across multiple industries and product types
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere


Program Details: User Experience Design


Online coursework and required live, online sessions  

Use York University's learning management system to access materials, participate in discussion boards and complete assignments, and attend live classes on Zoom that are held at scheduled dates and times. These instructor-facilitated courses begin and end on set dates and have specific deadlines. Access courses via a laptop or desktop computer with a functional webcam and microphone.


Complete 4 required courses (144 hours).

This program can be completed in 8 months part-time.

The listed course hours indicate the estimated time to attend the live online sessions and complete the online learning units — your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

D2L & MyMru Email - Course Communication & Information

MRU uses D2L for the User Experience (UX) Design program, to distribute instructions, course announcements, program & course information, textbook info etc. Students should log into D2L upon registration, to access important information and instructions in preparation for their courses. You will be required to first activate your to access D2L and your MyMRU student email.

Students are required to use their Mount Royal University student email account for course correspondence with program staff.

Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6