The Master of Science in Human Factors degree has two distinct tracks, allowing students to choose to study either the techniques of human factors research or a systematic approach to designing machines, tasks, systems, and workplaces.
The programs are designed to prepare graduates for doctoral-level studies while at the same time making them ready for employment in real-world aviation/aerospace environments. Research, consulting, and internship arrangements are included in the program.
Depending on track chosen, a typical first year will include core courses such as Research Design and Analysis and Human Factors in Systems, plus electives such as Systems Concepts, Theory, and Tools, or Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation.
This program requires completion of 36 credit hours, with 15 hours in core courses for either the thesis or non-thesis track. Those in the thesis track then take 15 hours of electives and a six-credit thesis, or 21 hours of electives for the non-thesis track.
|HFS 510||Research Design and Analysis I||3|
|HFS 600||Human Factors in Systems||3|
|HFS 610||Research Design and Analysis II||3|
|HFS 615||Sensation and Perception||3|
|HFS 620||Memory and Cognition||3|
|Systems Concepts, Theory, and Tools|
|Modeling Humans in Complex Systems|
|Drugs in Aviation and Society|
|Human Factors Methods|
|Applied Testing and Selection|
|Applied Cognitive Science|
|Human Factors of Aviation/Aerospace Applications|
|Graduate Student Capstone|
|Multivariate Statistics: Factor Analysis and Data Reduction|
|Graduate Internship in Human Factors and Systems (highly recommended)|
|Special Topics in Human Factors and Systems|
|Aviation/Aerospace System Safety|
|Safety Program Management|
|Software Engineering Discipline|
|Six upper-level credits of HFS electives (500-600 level)||6|
Electives are selected with the consent of the student’s graduate advisor. Other elective courses may be selected with the approval of the graduate advisor. A total of four electives must be fulfilled for degree completion.
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