Engineering Psychology is the science of making technology accessible for all users. Engineering psychology operates at the intersection of experimental psychology and human factors by engaging in research that can best be described as “practically relevant”. As a science, the field of engineering psychology focuses on understanding the capabilities and limitations of human performance from the perspective of perception, cognition, and movement control. Engineering psychologists apply that basic knowledge to the design of systems and environments that accommodate those capabilities and limitations. Please visit the Engineering Psychology Research page for more information regarding the research conducted in this area.
The Engineering Psychology Program at Georgia Tech focuses graduate training primarily from the perspective of applied experimental psychology. Graduate students gain a foundation in areas of study including cognition, sensation and perception, physiological psychology, research methodology and statistical inference with specialized courses in the science and practice of engineering psychology.
Please explore the Graduate Student Handbook to get detailed information regarding the graduate program, as well as information specific to each of the five program areas, such as degree requirements, minor requirements, and information about the doctoral preliminary examinations.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has given the Engineering Psychology Graduate Program full accreditation.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Georgia Tech student chapter represents students interested in human-machine interaction issues. The chapter regularly sponsors talks by human factors professionals to inform students and faculty about human performance issues in real-world environments.