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
|Human-Centered Product Design and Innovation||I E 479||Consumer product design for a global market, incorporating human factors principles and user desires in a multicultural perspective.
Prerequisite: I E 408 or I E 419 or equivalent
|Engineering of Human Work||I E 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
|Engineering of Cognitive Work||I E 558||Information processing and decision-making models of the human in the modern workplace, emphasizing visual inspection and other industrial applications.
Prerequisite: I E 323 and I E 408
Applicants who do not meet course prerequisites may need to complete additional prior course work.
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.