Engineering Psychology

Bachelor of Science

Making technology human

The Engineering Psychology degree offered at the Tuttlingen Campus of Furtwangen University links psychology with technology. Our graduates analyze, develop and implement products and socio-technological systems. They design the interface and interaction between man and machine.

Whether smartphone, ticket machine or production plant: man interacts constantly with devices and systems, in his free time and at work. For this reason engineering psychology is becoming increasingly important both in business and in our daily lives. Products have to appeal to the user at an emotional level and they should enjoy using them. This so-called "joy of use" factor will play an important role in product design in the future. Positive user experience is an additional differentiating factor in global competition besides purely technical features and usability.

Digitalization is advancing in leaps and bounds and changing every area of modern life. In the future everything will be networked and products, processes and systems automated. The more intuitive these are to use, the better. And this is where the engineering psychologist comes in. He or she helps to make the interaction with complex products simple.

The theory and practice of psychology combined with technical know-how are absolutely crucial for a positive user experience.

  • 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)