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Accredited degree program

Engineering psychology

Engineering psychology is about designing technical products, socio-technical systems and work processes in such a way that they can be mastered, controlled and monitored quickly, safely and effortlessly by humans. Due to the advancing digitalisation and automation of our modern lives, you can expect excellent career prospects in many industries after completing your studies.

Start Winter semester
Admission CriteriaZulassungsfrei
Application period 15.04.2024 - 15.07.2024
Study format Full time, with in-depth practical experience, Joint degree programme
Study cost None (only semester fee)
Normal duration7 Semester
Accredited degree program
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    Programme content

    The Engineering Psychology degree programme consists of six theoretical semesters and one practical semester. The programme comprises four subject blocks:

    1. Psychology
    2. technology
    3. Computer science
    4. Interdisciplinarity

    The programme content at a glance:

    • General psychology, engineering psychology, work and organisational psychology, social and communication psychology
    • Empirical research methods, statistics
    • Fundamentals of human-technology interaction, usability engineering, human-centred design and interaction design, human factors engineering
    • Technical fundamentals (e.g. engineering mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, automation technology)
    • Computer science (programming)
    • Interdisciplinary project management, scientific work, interdisciplinary aspects of technology utilisation, marketing and sales, English, Studium Generale

    Study programme

    In the first and second sem esters, students learn the basics of cognitive psychology, electrical engineering and computer science.

    In the third and fourth sem esters, students expand their specialist knowledge and skills in the areas of psychology, human factors, technology and computer science and learn about the theories of marketing, sales and project management.

    The fifth semester essentially comprises practical time in the company.

    In the sixth and seventh sem esters, students deepen their applied skills and competences in the areas of human factors, technology and computer science, develop conceptual and design skills in the area of human-technology interaction and write their Bachelor's thesis.


    In der Übersicht sowie im Modulhandbuch finden Sie einen Überblick über die jeweiligen Module pro Semester.


    Practical semester

    The practical semester serves to implement and deepen the knowledge and skills gained so far in the Engineering Psychology degree programme in industrial or research practice. In this advanced stage of the programme, students are required to work on projects in the specialist departments of industrial companies or research institutions. Students are expected to carry out work with an engineering psychology focus and work on smaller tasks as independently as possible. Supervision and guidance by experienced engineering psychologists / engineers in professional practice must be ensured.

    The areas of application for students in the practical semester generally cover all areas in which engineering psychologists work. Due to the wide range of possible applications, no detailed specifications can be made regarding mandatory internship content. It is also possible and even desirable for students to familiarise themselves with several company departments. However, it is recommended that the placement is primarily limited to three areas, as an in-depth insight into the respective area of activity can only be gained through an appropriate length of stay. Students should also learn about the importance of teamwork and improve and develop their own co-operation and communication skills.

    Prof. Dr. phil. Bettina Williger

    Academic advisor