Technological development offers new possibilities to make people's daily lives more healthy, safe, understandable, independent, fun and comfortable. New technologies provide us, for instance, with energy-friendly and sustainable solutions to improve the environment in which we live as well as tools for elderly people to live longer on their own.
In the first year of the Master's Program in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), you will follow advanced human behavior courses and specialize in a technical domain, applying this knowledge to projects offered in the first year of the Master's Program.
Part of your second year of the Master's Program will be followed abroad. After this international component, you will conduct a research project (preparing for your final thesis). Finally, in the last half year, you will write your Master’s thesis.Career opportunities
As a graduate of the Master's program in Human-Technology Interaction, you will be able to assess the feasibility of new technological developments in relation to human constraints, preferences and capabilities. This knowledge will enable you to play an important role in the design of new technologies. You will put the user in a central position!
After the Master's program you will be able to work in research, development or consultancy. Human Technology Interaction specialists are working at academic, governmental and private organizations. These include organizations concerned with telecommunication, sustainable energy, consumer electronics, the printing industry, the aviation and automotive industries or financial companies. Graduates are working for instates and companies like Philips, DAF, Océ, TNO, KPN and International Research Institutes and Universities.
This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
The First Year
The Second Year
In preparation of the final project, you will extend your knowledge in an international study program. Together with your supervisor, you are expected to plan courses to be followed at a university abroad. The courses are in line with the chosen technological field.
The Master’s thesis is a project that will be conducted by the individual student. During this project you will prove that you are capable of conducting and reporting scientific research in the area of Human-Technology Interaction.
For more information, please visit the program website.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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To apply for a TU/e Master's program, you need a Bachelor’s degree based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality.
You have direct admission to the TU/e Human-Technology Interaction Master's program if you have completed a Bachelor’s in Psychology & Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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