MS in Human Factors Engineering

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Human Factors Engineering is the study of the interaction of humans with technology. Human Factors Engineering is sometimes also referred to as "Engineering Psychology" or "Ergonomics." This is a rapidly growing field with wide engineering and non-engineering applications.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers two options for MS students:

The program offers specialized courses, training, and research opportunities in the human-centered aspects of engineering activities such as:

  • Medical devices and systems design
  • Product design
  • Computer-interface design
  • Ergonomics
  • Workplace safety

For further information, please contact:

James Intriligator
Professor of the Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering