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 analyze this behaviour when using technical systems. Engineering principles and development know-how are also covered on the course, so that you have the background to support the technical product creation.

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

Engineering Psychology – a study programme powered by industry

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

  • Introduction to the specialist area of Engineering Psychology through trips to companies
  • Practicals in the labs of the Faculty of Industrial Technologies
  • Practicals in the labs of cooperating companies
  • Project work in cooperation with companies
  • Lecture series with experts from business
  • Mentoring by specialists and management from industry

Degree awarded

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

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - 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