Master of Science in Human Factors Engineering
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.
Our programs update your skills and prepare you for success, whether you’re going into the industry or pursuing further graduate education. Ready for a career move? The M.S. program in Human Factors Engineering provides a rigorous academic environment for advanced graduate study.
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
- Workplace safety
Applicants are admitted to this program on the basis of their educational qualifications. It is expected that applicants to the Human Factors program will have a BS in engineering, natural science, or psychology. Relevant course work and research experience may be considered for non-engineering students. More detailed descriptions of all application requirements can be found on the graduate admissions website.
Short on time? A four-course certificate program offers foundational courses in the theory and methods of your area of interest. The Department offers a Certificate in Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems.