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.
Effective Semester: Spring 2017
Ending Semester: Spring 2022
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
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.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
|IE 479||Human Centered Product Design and Innovation||3|
|IE 553||Engineering of Human Work||3|
|IE 558||Engineering of Cognitive Work||3|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
HF1: Using ergonomics principles, students will be able to improve a process, product or system.
HF2: Using ergonomic tools, students will be assess the risk of injury or operator workload on a job.
HF3: Students will be able work successfully on teams to do HF1 and HF2.
HF4: Students will act ethically and professionally while performing HF1 and HF2.
|Graduate Program Head||Andris Freivalds|