Degree Program

The department offers two undergraduate programs of study: A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), and a Bachelor of Science (BS) with a specialization in Human Factors. The Human Factors program has two parallel tracks: one for students in the School of Engineering and the other for students in the School of Arts and Sciences. This page describes the degree requirements for the Human Factors program in the School of Engineering. A description of the parallel Engineering Psychology program is defined by the Psychology Department.

SOPHOMORE YEAR - The sophomore program builds on the freshman foundation in engineering. The second year curriculum introduces students to the field of Human Factors Engineering as well as to the basic behavioral science, physical science, and engineering concepts that are used in the field. Topics include:

  • ENP-53 Introduction to Engineering Psychology (3 credits)
  • ENP-61 Introduction to Human Factors Engineering (3 credits)
  • PSY-31 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics (5 credits)
  • ES-5 Introduction to Mechanics (3 credits)

JUNIOR YEAR - The third year focuses on the development of analytical and design skills, as well as on professional development. Courses include:

  • ENP-161 Human Factors in Product Design (3 credits)
  • ENP-166 Design of Human Computer Interfaces (3 credits)
  • PSY-32 Experimental Design (5 credits)
  • ES-56 Engineering Statistics (4 credits)
  • EM -52 Technical Communications (3 credits)

SENIOR YEAR - The senior year provides focus on advanced topics in Human Factors Engineering, as well as a capstone design experience. During the senior year, students take:

  • ENP-162 Human Factors in Human-Machine Systems (3 credits)
  • ENP-130 Advanced Engineering Psychology (3 credits)
  • ENP-120 Human Factors Senior Design (3 credits)
  • COMP-171 Human Computer Interaction (3 credits)