Master Human-Technology Interaction

Course structure

The Master of Human-Technology Interaction is a two-year program. In the first year, you follow advanced courses in human behavior and specialize in one of three technical domains: built environments, (sustainable) energy and ICT. You can also combine courses from different technological fields. You will then learn how to integrate and apply this knowledge in short projects.  

The second year comprises an internship abroad followed by a group research project and your final master’s project. 

International internship opportunities 

To extend your knowledge and broaden your perspective on human-technology interaction, a key part of the second year is an internship at a university outside the Netherlands. This internship is intended to help prepare you for your final research project. Thus, in your time abroad, you will follow courses or carry out a research project linked to your program of study at TU/e. To make this possible, the Human-Technology Interaction program has strong inter-institutional links with prominent universities abroad. 

Project options 

After your international internship, the rest of the second year is taken up with two research projects. The first and shorter project is done in groups. The second – your master’s project – takes half a year and consists of research carried out individually under the supervision of a researcher in the HTI group. Your project may be carried out in the group, a company or a public institute but it must strike the right balance between human behavioral and technological aspects. 

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Note for students from outside the Netherlands 

Because levels and areas of study can vary widely around the world, students from outside the Netherlands will be expected to complete an individual study program to “fill in the gaps”. This program is followed in your second year in place of the standard international internship, and comprises extra undergraduate (minor / pre-master's) courses up to a maximum of 15 ECTS. 

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Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing

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Operations Planning Accounting & Control

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Technology, Innovation & Society

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