Industrial engineering student resident program at Penn State
 

Ph.D. with Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Focus

Course Requirements

Note: Course descriptions can be found in the University Bulletin.

The Human Factors Focus Area Qualifying Exam should be taken after completing the three core courses listed and three additional 5XX level graduate classroom courses (9 credits) with an average GPA of 3.33 in all six classes.

Core Group – all three courses in this group must be taken

  • IE 511: Experimental Design in Engineering
  • IE 553: Engineering of Human Work
  • IE 558: Engineering of Cognitive Work 

Domain Requirements – a minimum of three courses must be taken from this group

  • IE 547/EDSGN 547/M E 547: Designing for Human Variability
  • IE 548: Interaction Design
  • IE 549: Design Decision Making
  • IE 552: Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • IE 557: Human-in-the-Loop Simulation
  • IE 561/EDSGN 561/CSE 561/IST 561: Data Mining Driven Design
  • IST 521: Human-Computer Interaction: The User and Technology
  • IST 525: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
  • IST 526: Development Tools and Visualizations for Human-Computer Interaction

Other Human Factors-related Electives – a minimum of three courses must be taken from other human factors courses such as:

  • EME 510: Health and Safety Engineering
  • ENVSE 457: Industrial Hygiene Measurements
  • ENVSE 470: Systems Safety and Risk Engineering
  • IST 521: Human-Computer Interaction: The User and Technology
  • IST 525: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
  • IST 526: Development Tools and Visualizations for Human-Computer Interaction
  • KINES 565: Neurophysiological Basis of Movement
  • KINES 574: Modeling in Biomechanics
  • KINES 578/PHSIO 578: Physiology and Mechanical Behavior of Skeletal Tissues
  • KINES 579: Advanced Biomechanics of Human Motion
  • PSY 521: Cognitive Studies
  • PSY 524: Proseminar in Cognitive Psychology

Doctoral Committee

English Proficiency Examination

Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Requirements

Final Defense

 
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About

Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

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The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

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