ECTS points
180
Education type
Bachelor program
Duration
Three years
Language
English
Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)

The games you play, the mobile phone you use to send text messages, the website where you shop online. Technology is all around us, and is an important part of our lives. Too important to leave to just technologists! 

In Psychology and Technology you learn how technology influences people, and how you can use knowledge of psychology to help people use technology as effectively as possible. Furthermore, you also learn how you can use psychology to design completely new applications like sociable robots, brain‑computer interfaces or motivational rehabilitation technology for healthcare.

People and technology

We deal with a wide range of subjects in the Psychology and Technology program, all of which focus on the relationship between people and technology. For example: 

  • Robots that help in the household
  • Intimate technology for showing affection at a distance
  • Online auctions you can trust
  • Lighting that makes you healthier and smarter
  • Avatar that help you save energy
  • Intelligent street lighting
  • Persuasive technology: e.g. phones that help you lose weight or showers that make you use less water

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Major Psychology and Technology

Psychology and Technology is one of two majors within the Innovation Sciences bachelor's program. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Technology. 

The other major in the Innovation Sciences bachelor's program is Sustainable Innovation. 

Design-Based Learning projects 

Effective learning isn’t just about theoretical study, you should also have the opportunity to gain experience in the field. For this reason, the course involves Design-Based Learning (DBL) projects that engage you in real-world assignments, working in small groups on absorbing innovative issues. 

Starting in your first year, DBL projects complement your lectures and tutorials, giving you hands-on experience of the field, working in a team and applying technical and psychological knowledge to solve problems. This is a valuable opportunity as, in the future, you will often cooperate with people from other disciplines acting as a bridge builder between (technical) specialists, consumers and society. 

STUDY IN FIGURES

  • 4.2

    STUDENT SATISFACTION ON A SCALE 1 TO 5

  • 172

    NUMBER OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

  • 18-24

    CONTACT HOURS IN FIRST YEAR, NUMBER OF CLOCK HOURS SCHEDULED PER WEEK

  • 67%

    ADVANCEMENT TO SECOND YEAR OF THE PROGRAMME

  • 46%

    BACHELOR'S DEGREE OBTAINED WITHIN 4 YEARS OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

  • 98%

    CONTINUE STUDYING, GRADUATES WHO CONTINUE STUDYING AFTER GRADUATION IN DUTCH EDUCATION

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Study association Intermate

The study association represent the interests of Psychology & Technology and Sustainable Innovation students . It tries to let the students view their field of study from a different angle. It achieves this by means of excursions, lectures and symposia and by organizing a study trip. On the other hand, the association also organises sports tournaments, parties, a weekly drink, weekends and other forms of leisure activities to stimulate the relation between the members themselves.

FAQ

  • How will the study load by divided during the bachelor Psychology & Technology?

    Your week is pretty full. In the first year you have roughly 15 teaching hours per week; these are lectures and tutorials. In addition, you spend about two days a week working on DBL assignments. The DBL assignments are carried out in small groups. The homework consists of studying the material you have learned in class. After the first year the number of hours spent at the university decreases and the number of hours you need to spend on private study increases.

  • Is there a lot of technical aspects in P&T?

    P&T is a bachelor program of the university of technology, so there will be some deep focus of technique. All students of the TU/e will follow some basic courses, Calculus, Physics, Data & Science and Engineering Design. All P&T students will also choose a technical specialization, Robotica, Living of ICT. Within this specialization you will follow four courses and in your electives you will follow other technical courses. Affinity with techinique is welcome if you want to study P&T. In psychology courses you will be taught how to apply this knowledge in technical developments.

  • What is the difference between P&T en Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)?

    The program of A.I. focusses on the development of the intelligence of machine. Within the program of P&T, however, human aspects will be central. There will be more focus on psychology and research methods. A.I. will be discussed in the bachelor P&T (e.g. during the elective Robotica), however the focus will be wider. A lot of technological innovations are not using artificial intelligence, such as virtual reality or innovations in buildings. 

    A.I. is more specialized than P&T and more focussed on the building of knowledge systems.

  • Which courses can I expect during the bachelor Psychology and Technology?

    You’ll follow a range of courses and work on projects in the areas of psychology, technology, ethics and research methods.

    On the  Psychology & Technology Bachelor program we consider it valuable that even while you are still a student your study offers you the opportunity to gain experience of issues in the field. For this reason, the course involves Design-Based Learning, or DBL projects. These engage you in real-world assignments. These start right in the first year. In the DBL projects you will work in a group of approx. four to six students on absorbing innovative issues.

NVAO Accreditation

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