Department of Computer Science

Engineering Psychology

Understanding humans and technology
Artistic illustration for engineering psychology bachelors programme in Aalto University. Human face, laptop, game controller and phone. Illustration by Matti Ahlgren

There is an increasing need to find more comprehensive solutions to the complex problems of the world, to equalise the technology sector and to make the design of technological innovations more human-oriented. Engineering Psychology research area brings together behavioral scientists, engineers, and computer scientists to explore real world problems. The research area tackles questions how human behavior and perception shapes the use and impact of computing systems, services and engineering, and vice versa.

The research area is linked to the new BSc initiative at Aalto, the Engineering Psychology major. Applications for the new Finnish-language major began in spring 2022.

Applied psychology. Picture: Matti Ahlgren, Aalto University.

Unique program in Engineering Psychology is built on technology and understanding humans

Graduates from Engineering Psychology can work as experts in human artificial intelligence or as developers of electronic health services. Applications for the new Finnish-language major will begin in spring 2022.

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