Psychology & Technology

Course structure

From the first year on, you will be offered technical subjects in addition to psychology subjects. You follow the technical subjects in the direction of Living (Architecture), ICT or Robotics. At the beginning of the major you can indicate your preferred course. On average you spend 1/3 of your time on technical subjects, 1/3 on psychological subjects and 1/3 on research methods and practical assignments. The working language of the major Psychology & Technology is English.


Besides these core courses, your bachelor’s program also includes electives that allow you to tailor your study to your own interests. You can chose to gain more in-depth knowledge or broaden your knowledge by following courses in applied technology areas such as: 

  • Gaming 
  • Light and sound 
  • Robotics 
  • Healthcare 
  • Sustainability 
  • Smart mobility 
  • Sports technology 

Elective courses start in the first year. But you don’t have to make choices on your own. Experienced TU/e coaches will support you with personal advice throughout your program. That starts at registration when, together with your coach, you look at which specialization and electives are the best fit for you. In this way, you create your own program, that matches your own interests and ambitions. And if you find in your first year that a different program would be a better choice, your coach will help you work out the best way to change program during the year. 

Note: If you do not speak Dutch your choice of elective courses will be limited. Not all courses are given in English.

Training approaches

Various teaching approaches are employed during this program: 

  • Lectures: A lecturer presents and explains the theory 
  • Tutorials: You undertake theory exercises under the supervision of a lecturer and / or assistant 
  • DBL projects: In small teams of fellow students, you combine and apply the theory from your lectures to field-based assignments related to innovation

Like to know more about the course structure?

Please visit our study guide to learn more about the course structure.