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[Translate to English:] Masterstudium Human Factors am Hochschulcampus Tuttlinge

Human Factors

Master of Science

Your master plan for the future!

In the interdisciplinary Human Factors master's programme students gain deep knowledge of the "human factor". Over three semesters the degree programme examines the role of man's relationship to complex systems, as humans are at the centre of all technical user designs, regardless of product or system. They must be able to understand them and use them safely and efficiently. Besides usability, what is also extremely important is a positive user experience, the »Look and feel« of a human-oriented design.

"Human Factors" play a special role in a digital and dynamically changing society. The user is at the centre of the development of technical products. Companies offer excellent career perspectives to specialists with the relevant interdisciplinary know-how.

Areas of focus

  • Man-machine interaction
  • Ergonomics / Work Science
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Usability & User Experience
  • User Centered Design / UX Design
  • User Research

Target group

The Human Factors master's programme is aimed at graduates with a bachelor's degree in the area of man-machine interaction. This includes for example Engineering Psychology or degrees which meet the same requirements for the Human Factors master's degree through relevant courses in engineering and psychology. Further information on admission requirements can be found in the official admission regulations (available shortly).

Programme requirements 

  • Degree in field of engineering and/or psychology
  • 210 ECTS points
  • Proof of subject knowledge in at least three of the following areas. It is possible to make up missing courses in individual cases.
    • Engineering (e.g. maths, physics, mechanical engineering, automatisation engineering, production engineering, etc.)
    • Psychology (general and biological psychology, psychological methodology and statistics, work and organisational psychology, etc.)
    • Information Processing (computer science, programming, etc.)
    • Human Factors (engineering psychology, ergonomics, user centered design, human factors engineering, etc.)

Further information

  • Application with selection procedure

Career perspectives

The Human Factors master's programme prepares students for a career in research and development and for management positions. Graduates look at development processes holistically and put the human factor at the centre of their work. As an interface function, in their design of products and work systems they combine user experience with functionality, ergonomics, safety, usability, sustainability and innovation. With their interdisciplinary know-how they are in high demand across a range of sectors. Human Factors is therefore your master plan for the future!

Areas of employment

  • Empirical research, User Research and User Requirements Engineering
  • Design and evaluation of user interfaces
  • Human Factors and Usability Engineering in the area of investment goods (e.g. production plant)
  • User Experience (UX) design of interactive products
  • Consulting and service in the field of man-machine interaction

A doctoral degree at one of our partner universities or a cooperative doctorate at the Faculty of Industrial Technologies opens further perspectives.

Study Human Factors with 100 companies

The Human Factors master's 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 programme curriculum. The master's programme is therefore workplace relevant and highly current: student projects actually take place in the various companies. This gives students insights into the interdisciplinary field of human factors, as well as the everyday work and demands of engineers working in this field.

Apply by 15 January!
>> Application form and information

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TUTTLINGEN of Furtwangen University
Kronenstraße 16 . 78532 Tuttlingen
Tel + 49.7461.1502 - 0 . Fax + 49.7461.1502 - 6201
info(at)hfu-campus-tuttlingen.de

    • ECTS 90 ECTS
    • Programme duration 3 Semesters
    • Location Tuttlingen
    • Faculty Industrial Technologies
    • Programme begins Summer semester (March)
    • Application deadline 15 January (summer semester)
    • Entry requirements vergleiche Zulassungssatzung
    • Teaching Language German
    • Accreditation Yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)