Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

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. 

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
IE 479Human Centered Product Design and Innovation3
IE 553Engineering of Human Work3
IE 558Engineering of Cognitive Work3
Total Credits9

Courses

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Contact

Campus University Park
Graduate Program Head Andris Freivalds
Program Contact

Andris Freivalds
310 Leonhard Building
University Park PA 16802
axf@psu.edu
(814) 863-2361

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Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Andris Freivalds
Program Contact

Andris Freivalds
310 Leonhard Building
University Park PA 16802
axf@psu.edu
(814) 863-2361

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