Engineering Psychology emphasizes human-machine-environment interactions. Research interests of our faculty include human-robot interactions, visual search during luggage screening tasks, perceptual and cognitive processes in reading, and simulation of human auditory perception. Students completing a degree in engineering psychology typically take positions in technology-related industries.
Our program trains students to: design, analyze, and interpret empirical research, incorporate research findings into principles of human performance, and to apply these principles to the design, use, and maintenance of human-machine-environment systems.
These skills enable our graduates to succeed in any applied setting. Our program emphasizes interrelationships with cognitive psychology, including human-computer interaction and knowledge engineering. Alumni of our graduate program are currently employed at Boeing, Lexmark, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Dell.
Engineering Psychology Faculty
- Justin MacDonald (Audition, Quantitative Psych)
- Marlena Fraune (Human-Robot Interaction)
- Michael Hout (Vision Sciences and Memory)