The minor in human systems engineering provides students with the theoretical background and methodological skills to consider human capabilities and limitations when designing and building technology and systems for humans. Human systems engineering is a unique blend of psychology and engineering offered by psychologists in an engineering college. By extending psychology (cognitive, physiological, perceptual, social, organizational) to engineering applications, the minor will produce students familiar with the science of human cognition and behavior, and students will be capable of understanding the implications of this science for engineering endeavors.
Human systems engineering skills are increasingly valued by industry, yet are not typically covered in traditional psychology programs. Students with a major or a minor in human systems engineering will enhance their employment potential.
To add the minor in human systems engineering, a student must be in junior status and have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.