Graduates from the new subject will have strong competence and understanding of both technology and human behaviour. There are several possible careers due to the extent of the programme. Graduates can later work as experts in human AI, as developers of electronic health services, or as experts in acoustics or usability.
Engineering Psychology is studied in Finnish. However, Professor Elisa Mekler will lead the students to studies in technical psychology in English. Mekler’s background is in psychology, and at Aalto, she is researching games and motivation.
Professor Iiro Jääskeläinen is responsible for the course in biological psychology. Jääskeläinen uses films and virtual reality to study, for example, emotional responses, social perception and the formation of prejudices in the brain.
Senior University Lecturer Sari Kujala will teach the social psychology course. Kujala has studied, for example, the user experience and digital health care services.
Professor Ville Pulkki, on the other hand, will teach psychoacoustics, that is, how humans perceive sound. Psychoacoustics is part of communication acoustics, which includes the production, recording, transmission, repetition and detection of sound.
You can apply for the Engineering Psychology degree studies in the national spring joint application process, 16–30 March 2022.