HTI program specifications
The Master’s degree program provides fundamental knowledge of the psychological sciences covering basic themes such as perception, cognition, communication, motivation and attitudes . This basic knowledge is then applied during the program to a technological domain of your choice. For example Information and Communication Technology (ICT), sustainable energy or the built environment. The program focuses on new opportunities and problems arising from these rapidly changing technological domains.
The second year of the Master's program is taken up by your international track, your research project and your Master’s project. The research project consists of your first empirical research project, which is carried out in a team. Your Master’s project consists of a research project carried out individually under the supervision of one of the researchers in the Human-Technology Interaction group of the School of Innovation Sciences . To meet the requirements, your project must have the right balance between human behavioral and technological aspects. You can carry out your final project in the Human-Technology group of the School of Innovation Sciences, in a company or in a public institute.
To prepare for your final project, you will extend your knowledge by means of an international study program in another country. This part of the second year of the Master's program forms an invaluable addition to the program. You will attend lectures (or do a research project) in the subjects that best fit your Master program at TU/e. To make this possible, the Master's program in Human-Technology Interaction has strong inter-institutional links with prominent universities abroad, as referred to later.
Master students from outside the Netherlands please note:
You are admitted with an individual program to eliminate your deficiencies. Instead of the standard international term, during the second program year you will have to pass some extra undergraduate (minor/pre-Master's) courses, up to a maximum of 20 credit points.
Graduated... and then?
As a graduate of the Master’s degree program in Human-Technology Interaction, you will be able to assess the viability of new technological developments in relation to human constraints and capabilities. This knowledge will enable you to play an important role in the design of new technologies, in which you place the user in a central position.
After this Master's program you will be able to find employment in various academic government agencies, companies and organizations, working in consultancy or in research and development departments. These could include organizations concerned with telecommunication, sustainable energy, consumer electronics, the printing industry, aviation and automotive industries or financial companies. In addition, the HTI research group, being part of the ECIS School of Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology, offers an internationally qualified research program in which postgraduate students play a significant role.
For more information about the content of the courses you can go to the Education guide of Human-Technology Interaction.