Engineering Psychology

Bachelor of Science

Making technology human

The Engineering Psychology degree offered at the Tuttlingen Campus of Furtwangen University links psychology with engineering. The interdisciplinary programme focuses on the "human" factor, behaviour and cognitive abilities, in designing products.

In your 7-semester bachelor's programme, you will learn about the demands, limitations and competences of man and machine. Increasing mechanization in companies and societies and the 4th industrial revolution demand intelligent solutions in man-machine interactions.

Whether in medical engineering, the automotive sector, industrial robots or multimedia devices - technology must be intuitive for the user. What makes a system function well is not only its technical features, but also good usability and enjoyment in using the product. At the forefront of Engineering Psychology is therefore user experience. This so-called "joy of use" is a decisive differentiating factor between products.

Programme objectives

The objectives of the programme are to see humans as a whole. With your engineering knowledge, you will design systems to meet human needs. With your know-how you will meet current and future demands in business and society and create efficiency and effectiveness on all levels.

Areas of focus

  • General psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Psychological methods
  • Man-machine systems
  • Human-centred design
  • Work/Organisational psychology
  • Ergonomics
  • Engineering
  • Communication
  • Management/Working methods

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Engineering Psychology programme develop products and implement socio-technical systems. You shape the interaction between man and machine. Through your knowledge of humans, their behaviour and cognitive abilities, you will make technology intuitively usable. You will also ensure that the use of the product provides "joy of use" and will be in demand in all engineering sectors, in IT, medical engineering, and in the sport and recreation sector.

Areas of employment

  • Product design and development
  • Interactive design
  • Product and project management
  • Empirical research and methodology development
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Consulting and services, training
  • Qualification to take a master's degree

What can you do after your bachelor's?

The bachelor's degree can be your first step in a successful working career but you can also follow it with a master's degree. If you are interested in continuing your academic studies, take a look at the various master's degrees we offer.

Engineering Psychology students study in cooperation with 100 companies

The Engineering Psychology programme at the University Campus Tuttlingen is run in close cooperation with industry. More than 100 companies belong to the Friends of University Campus Tuttlingen and are actively involved in the setting up and teaching of the Engineering Psychology programme curriculum. The course is therefore workplace relevant and highly current: student projects actually take place in the various companies. This gives students insights into the field of Engineering Psychology, as well as the everyday work and demands of engineers working in this field.

Apply by 15 July!
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  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Tuttlingen
  • Faculty Industrial Technologies
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (ACQUIN)