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Human Factors and Systems

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Diane Martin

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Human Factors & Systems

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Human factors or ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and other methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. – Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

Embry Riddle’s Human Factors and Systems Department offers enriching academic undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for employment or continuing education. The Human Factors and Systems faculty and staff are dedicated to the education and application of scientific principles, with an emphasis on human proficiency in aviation and aerospace operational or work environments.  

The Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology program emphasizes ergonomics, human behavior as well as human capabilities and limitations.  The Master of Science in Human Factors and Systems program has two distinct tracks: human factors and systems. The five-year accelerated Human Factors Psychology and Master of Human Factors and Systems program offers students the flexibility to pursue graduate studies while completing an undergraduate degree.  

Human Factors students learn fascinating interdisciplinary topics such as Psychology, Aerospace Life Sciences, Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction as well as many other intriguing subjects. Students become human factors specialists by specializing in the core areas of applied psychology, complex systems, research methods, and statistical analysis. 

Embry-Riddle Human Factors graduates are highly desired and employed by private industry and government.

Explore how the study of Human Factors and Systems at Embry-Riddle will prepare you for an exciting aviation career in Design, Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction, Research, or Aerospace Life Sciences.