HF/E Courses

Course Requirements for M.S. Human Factors and Ergonomics

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in all courses taken in fulfilling prerequisites and the 30 graduate units required by the program. The general requirements for the MS HF/E degree are as follows.

30 Units = Total Units Required by the Program (excluding prerequisites)

Core Courses (17 units)

Industrial & Systems Engineering

  • ISE 210 – Human Factors / Ergonomics (3 units)
  • ISE 290 – Professional HF/E Seminar (2 units)
  • ISE 202 or STAT 245 – Experimental Design or Advanced Statistics (3 units)

Psychology

  • PSYC 273 – Engineering Psychology (3 units)

Kinesiology

  • KIN 266 – Motor Learning (3 units)

Human Factors Experiments & English Competency

  • ISE 212 – Human Factors Experiments (3 units)

Elective Courses (9 units)

Industrial & Systems Engineering

  • ISE 217 – Human Computer Interaction I (3 units)
  • ISE 218 – Human Computer Interaction II (3 units)
  • ISE 215 – Usability Testing (3 units)

Psychology

  • Psych 206 – Psychology of Individual Differences (3 units)
  • Psych 220 – Seminar in Experimental Psychology (Meets writing requirement) (3 units)
  • Psych 240 – Research Design and Applied Psychometrics (3 units)
  • Psych 255 – Seminar in Learning (3 units)
  • Psych 256 – Seminar in Perception (3 units)
  • Psych 257 – Seminar in Motivation (3 units)

Kinesiology

  • KIN 250 – Quantitative Research Methods
  • KIN 251 – Qualitative Research Methods
  • KIN 255 – Physiological Bases of Human Performance
  • KIN 256 – Environmental Effects of Human Performance
  • KIN 257 – Biomechanics

Thesis Preparation & Thesis (4 units)

For more detailed information, visit http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/hfe


Below are suggested courses students can take should they wish to learn more about a certain emphasis.

Cognitive Psychology Emphasis

Human-Computer Interaction Emphasis

Ergonomics Emphasis

Human Performance Emphasis

Healthcare Emphasis

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