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Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Andris Freivalds
310 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 814-863-2361

Individuals involved in the design and development of products for human use will find the program content immediately applicable to their job. With an emphasis on the application of user engineering design principles, the tools and methods to assess and enhance quality and productivity for both consumers and employees are provided. Applications include medical devices, consumer products, military systems, software design and the workplace. The program is comprised of three courses from the Penn State curriculum. These courses provide students with both a breadth and depth in their exposure to user engineering tools and principles.

Applicants must apply for admissions to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant will possess a baccalaureate degree in a related technical field (with courses in calculus and physics) and is generally expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.0. GRE scores are not required for nondegree graduate students. 


IE 479(3), IE 553(3), IE 558(3)


Effective Semester: Spring 2017

Ending Semester: Spring 2022


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