Psychology & Technology

The games you play, the mobile phone you use to send text messages, the website where you do your online shopping. Technology is all around us, and is an important part of our lives. Too important to just leave it to technologists.
In Psychology & Technology you learn how technology influences people, and how you can use knowledge of psychology to let people use technology as effectively as possible. But you also learn how you can use psychology to design completely new technology applications such as motivational rehabilitation technology in healthcare, sociable robots or brain‑computer interfaces.

Experience the labs of Psychology & Technology

People and technology
Teaching staff and students of the Psychology & Technology program deal with a wide range of different subjects, 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
  • Avatars that help you save energy
  • Intelligent street lighting
  • Persuasive technology, or how can your mobile phone help you to lose weight? And how can your shower make you use less water?

Major Psychology & Technology

Your future begins at TU/e in the Bachelor College, home to the university’s Bachelor study programs. As a student of this Bachelor College you get plenty of scope to compose your own study on the basis of your interests and ambitions. In the Bachelor College you begin with a three-year Bachelor, following a number of compulsory subjects like mathematics and physics and learning engineering design. In the Bachelor College you develop skills that you need in industry and learn to translate your technological knowledge into applications that are relevant for society. Your major forms a substantial part of your Bachelor study. It is where you choose the field in which you want to work later as an engineer. This is the basis of your study program.

This website gives more information about the major Psychology & Technology. 
Psychology & Technology is a major which formally is part of the Bachelor's program Innovation Sciences (Technische Innovatiewetenschappen). After graduation in this major you receive the diploma of the Bachelor program Innovation Sciences (Technische Innovatiewetenschappen). and the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Technology.

Psychology & Technology is one of the two majors within the Bachelor's program Innovation Sciences (Technische Innovatiewetenschappen). The other major is: Sustainable Innovation.

NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).