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Graduate Certificate in
Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

Courses

The Graduate Certificate in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics comprises 3 courses totaling 9 credits. Some courses may have prerequisites; you many need to consult with a faculty adviser to determine if you have the necessary experience to enroll or need to complete prerequisite work first. 

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics 

Required Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Human-Centered Product Design and Innovation IE 479 Consumer product design for a global market, incorporating human factors principles and user desires in a multicultural perspective.

Prerequisite: IE 408 or IE 419 or equivalent
3 credits
Engineering of Human Work IE 553 Physics and physiology of humans at work; models of muscle strength, dynamic movements; neural control; physical work capacity; rest allocation.

Prerequisite: BIOL 141 or BIOL 472
3 credits
Engineering of Cognitive Work IE 558 Information processing and decision-making models of the human in the modern workplace, emphasizing visual inspection and other industrial applications.

Prerequisite: IE 323 and IE 408
3 credits

 

Applicants who do not meet course prerequisites may need to complete additional prior course work.

 

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