Independent Study

For graduate and undergraduate students

An independent study is an enriching opportunity for students to work directly with HCII faculty for class credit or as paid research assistants as both undergraduate and graduate researchers. Students can work on a range of research projects with HCII faculty, depending on the opportunities and qualifications of each project.

To pursue an independent study, go to the correct course page, either undergraduate or graduate level, and fill out the independent study proposal form. To complete the form, students must include a detailed description of the project, including important milestones and deliverables.

Students will work with their faculty to determine the number of units or pay for each project. Students will complete a contract and prepare a tangible delivery for the undergraduate program advisor's review.

You do not need to be enrolled in a degree with the HCII to do research with us! This opportunity is open to all students at Carnegie Mellon.

Independent Study in HCI - Grad

Course Number: 
05-689
 
Graduate students can work directly with faculty on a wide range of research opportunities for credit or as paid research assistants.

Independent Study in HCI-UG

Course Number: 
05-589
 
Undergraduate students may engage in independent project work on any number of research projects sponsored by faculty.

Spring 2017 Independent Study Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in conducting research with the HCII can review the Spring 2017 research opportunities with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.

2017 Research Opportunities