The Master of Science in Human Factors degree is an online 30-hour credit program tailored to working professionals who want to better understand the interrelationship between human performance and technology. Select an Aerospace or Systems Engineering track to tailor the learning experience to your needs. In addition to a rigorous curriculum, all students also conduct a Capstone Research Project (or Thesis Research Project) as a core element of your degree studies.
Along either track, you can expect to study: the way humans perceive and think about the world around them; human performance limitations and errors; virtual, robotic, and simulation environments and the human experience; and the impact of ergonomics, biomechanics, and anthropometrics on human effectiveness.
You will also delve into current and past events in which human error led to operational failures, and conduct a Capstone Research Project (or Thesis Research Project) as a core element of the curriculum in both the Aerospace and Systems Engineering tracks. Our goal is for you to emerge from the M.S. in Human Factors program with the ability as an industry leader with the knowledge to identify trends, analyze requirements, develop strategies, recommend solutions, and recognize opportunities for innovation in this field.
The MSHF degree program does not include any elective courses and it follows a carefully prescribed prerequisite course progression. The Human Performance Core courses must be successfully completed before a student may progress to the Track Specialization courses. Similarly, both the Human Performance Core courses and the Track Specialization courses must be successfully completed before progressing to the Capstone or Thesis courses. Please see the individual course descriptions in this catalog for the specific prerequisites.
Face-to-face classes in Berlin will be offered starting in 2018. Learn more.