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Aerospace Engineering/MSHF

In the Accelerated BSAE/MSHF, students may take up to 12 credits of graduate course work during their BSAE senior year. Two graduate courses (six credits) may fulfill the undergraduate technical elective requirements. These six credits will count towards both the BS and MS degree requirements provided the student maintains enrollment in the accelerated program and receives a "B" or better in the courses. For these graduate level courses taken for undergraduate technical elective credit, it is recommended that students take HFS 510 Research Design and Analysis I and HFS 610 Research Design and Analysis II during the fall and spring semesters of their undergraduate senior year respectively. These courses are part of a three course series. If they are not completed during those semesters, completing the program may be delayed. These six credits will appear on the undergraduate transcript. These six credits will not be part of the Master's transcript until the time of graduation. In addition, students are encouraged to take up to two additional graduate courses as undergraduates to reduce the overall duration of the program. These additional courses should be core courses approved by the BSAE and MSHF program coordinators.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program may apply for admission into this accelerated program after they have completed their third year of BSAE courses (approximately 90 credit hours). The application for the Accelerated BSAE/MSHF program must be submitted to the BSAE Undergraduate Program Coordinator to verify the minimum requirement (CGPA of 3.0 or higher). Once approved, the application will be forwarded to the MSHF Graduate Program Coordinator along with the student's unofficial transcript, a personal statement and resume. 

Once accepted into the accelerated program, a CGPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate courses and a CGPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate courses must be maintained for continued enrollment. Students will be dropped from the program if their CGPA in either falls below 3.0. Students are future-admitted to the MSHF program as non-degree students and are limited to 12 graduate credits prior to completing their  BSAE requirements. The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor's degree requirements listed in this catalog. The student is then formally admitted to the MSHF program . The Master's degree will be conferred upon completion of all Master's degree requirements listed in this Catalog. Degree Credits BSAE: 129 (6 credits from MSHF courses) Degree Credits MSHF: 36 (6 credits taken for BSAE level credit) Total Degree Credits: 159. If the student chooses to leave the program before completion of the MSHF program and has acquired the minimal hours required for graduation with the BSAE, any MSHF transition courses used to meet graduation requirements will be noted as undergraduate courses for the purpose of graduation.

BSAE Technical Electives

One upper level Technical Elective must be an AE course. All non-duplicating AE upper­-level undergraduate and graduate courses are acceptable . The remaining upper-level Technical Elective needs to be selected from the BSAE Approved Technical Electives list, in the areas of Engineering and Science, maintained by the AE Department.

Accepted students may complete these requirements as identified in the accelerated program. The objective of this combined accelerated program is to produce graduates who are prepared for leadership positions within the Aerospace Industry and/or further academic study at the doctoral level. This program augments the student's undergraduate technical electives with graduate-level courses and/or thesis work to focus on future research.

MSHF Core Courses
HFS 510Research Design and Analysis I3
HFS 515Ergonomics *3
HFS 600Human Factors in Systems3
HFS 610Research Design and Analysis II3
HFS 612Human Factors Methods3
HFS 615Sensation and Perception3
HFS 635Human-Computer Interaction3
HFS 620Memory and Cognition *3
HFS 675Multivariate Statistics: Factor Analysis and Data Reduction3
Total Credits27
Electives Non-Thesis = 9 credits, Thesis = 3 credits)
HFS 500Systems Concepts, Theory, and Tools3
HFS 520Team Performance3
HFS 521Modeling Humans in Complex Systems3
HFS 526Aerospace Physiology3
HFS 527Psychopharmacology3
HFS 590Graduate Seminar3
HFS 614Human Factors in Medicine3
HFS 616Human Factors of Transportation3
HFS 618HF in Aging: Behavioral and Biological Foundations3
HFS 622Human Factors in Entertainment Systems3
HFS 624User Experience3
HFS 625Applied Testing and Selection3
HFS 626Human Factors Principles of Visual Communication3
HFS 630Applied Cognitive Science3
HFS 640Aviation/Aerospace Psychology3
HFS 650Human Factors of Aviation/Aerospace Applications3
HFS 680Graduate Seminar: Current Applications in Human Factors3
HFS 690Graduate Student Capstone3
HFS 696Graduate Internship in Human Factors and Systems1-3
HFS 699Special Topics in Human Factors and Systems1-6

*For Students participating in Internships, a maximum of two (2) WW online courses (MSHF) may be taken that would be applicable towards the student's DB MSHF degree. Prior approval from the HF Graduate Program Coordinator is required for each course option.

MSHF 606 for HFS 620, MSHF 624 for HFS 515, MSHF 612 or MSHF 618 for electives. WW waiver may be required.

These options are being provided to ERAU BSAE/MSHF students interested in interning with Industry, especially during the Summer months. It is envisioned that students interning non-for-credit (HFS 690), interning for credit (HFS 696), or interning not-for-credit while researching/working on their Thesis (HFS 700) can potentially take a WW course to maximize their opportunity to complete the MSHF degree within a two (2) year timeframe.