Human Factors Engineering

Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics (HFEE) is concerned with ways of designing jobs, machines, operations, and work environments so that they are compatible with human capacities and limitations. The HFEE practitioner, operating within an industrial or governmental organization, is called upon  to apply existing human performance knowledge to the design and modification  of equipment and also to generate new experimental data required for equipment design. This course work is supplemented by research opportunities in a variety of human factors engineering and ergonomic application areas including auditory communication, computer displays, industrial safety, training, and transportation systems. Emphasis is placed upon particular content area courses, elective courses in the student’s area of interest, and laboratory research under the direct guidance of an HFEE faculty member.