Engineering Psychology: a combination of psychology and technology

Details of the bachelor programme

The Bachelor of Engineering Psychology programme on the Tuttlingen Campus combines psychology and engineering. In 7 semesters you will learn how humans perceive, process and act upon information. The Engineering Psychology programme focuses on man, product development and the most important methodology. It takes into account psychological, cognitive, social and ergonomic aspects of the technical creation process.

You will be examining human behaviour in dealing with machines: user-friendliness, functionality, enjoyment and safety in use. You will also be taught research and evaluation methods to be able to analyse this behaviour when using technical systems. Engineering principles and development know-how are also covered on the course, so that you have the theoretical knowledge to support the technical product creation.

An internship semester is carried out in the 4th semester.

Engineering Psychology – a study programme run in cooperation with industry

On the Tuttlingen Campus you will be studying in cooperation with over 100 companies. The Engineering Psychology programme is therefore workplace-oriented and offers excellent perspectives.

Degree awarded

After completion of the bachelor's thesis in the 7th semester, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree is awarded.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - Engineering Psychology (IP), Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Subject knowledge and skills

Our graduates:

  • have a fundamental knowledge of engineering and psychology
  • have a good understanding of the theory and practice of design and monitoring of man-machine
  • interactions from a psychological and engineering point of view
  • can plan, execute, evaluate and interpret empirical investigations
  • are familiar with the product design process
  • have an understanding of management methods and can apply these

Transferable skills

Our graduates...

  • have developed design and analytical skills for the solution of man-machine interaction problems
  • have key and soft skills
  • can work in interdisciplinary teams to solve problems
  • have subject-specific proficiency in spoken and written English

Employability Skills

Our graduates...

  • can work in industry or in the service sector
  • are qualified to design, test and evaluate man-machine interactions in product development in the areas of usability and optimized user interfaces
  • can support product management, and marketing and sales
  • can design workplaces and work procedures ergonomically
  • are familiar with the demands of service and counselling and can work in an assistive capacity in these areas