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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Minor in Human Factors Engineering

A minor in Human Factors Engineering is intended for students interested in the field but already too far along in their academic careers to switch majors, or for those who are simply interested in gaining a basic understanding of human factors engineering.

The Minor in Human Factors Engineering is an interdisciplinary program which allows students from both the School of Arts & Science and the School of Engineering to gain some insight into the field. The focus of the minor is on the inter-relationship between human and technology, from a human-centered perspective.

A total of five courses are required in order to complete the minor program:

  • ENP-0064 - Methods for Human Factors Engineering (requirement for students matriculating fall 2018 and beyond) or ENP-0061 - Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics (3 SHUs)(requirement for students matriculating prior to fall 2018)
  • PSY-0053 - Engineering Psychology (3 SHUs)
  • ENP-0161 - Human Factors in Product Design (3 SHUs)
  • PSY/ENP-0099 - Internship (2-3 SHUs) or ME-0094 - Undergraduate Research (3 SHUs)
  • One statistics course from the options below
    • PSY-0031 - Statistics for Behavioral Science (5 SHUs)
    • ES-0056 - Probability & Statistics (4 SHUs)
    • EC-0013 - Statistics (4 SHUs)
    • BIO-0132 - Biostatistics (4 SHUs)

Please consult the Minor Checklist for more information.