Human Factors

The Human Factors certificate program is designed to give a competitive edge to its graduates by equipping practitioners and researchers to critically analyze human performance capabilities, limitations, and error across a wide array of industries and applications. With rapid advances in science, technology, and applications in automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual/augmented realty, sociotechnical interfaces are becoming increasingly more complex. This trend emphasizes the need to optimize the interaction between humans and systems, to enhance safety, security, performance, usability, and satisfaction. The multidisciplinary curriculum was designed for working professionals, as is evidenced by the flexibility of the online platform and highly relevant content, applications, and assessment protocols. A total of 12 credits, four courses, are required to complete the program. The required courses support Human Factors and Ergonomics Society tenets, with a concentration on applied cognition, psychology, physiology, and ergonomics.

Note: Certificate programs are not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Human Factors

MSHF 606Human Cognition3
MSHF 612Human Performance, Limitation, and Error3
MSHF 624Ergonomics and Biomechanics3
MSHF 640Human Physiology and Adaptation3
Total Credits12

Estimated Cost of Attendance