Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in all courses taken in fulfilling prerequisites and the 30 graduate units required by the program. The general requirements for the MS HF/E degree are as follows.
|Industrial & Systems Engineering|
|ISE 210 Human Factors / Ergonomics||3 units|
|ISE 202 Experimental Design||3 units|
|ISE 290 Seminar for HF/E students||2 units|
|Psyc 273 Engineering Psychology||3 units|
|KIN 266 Motor Learning||3 units|
|Human Factors Experiments and English Competency|
|ISE 212 - Human Factors Experiments||3 units|
|Thesis preparation & Thesis||4 units|
All graduate students at SJSU must demonstrate their competency in written English before they can be admitted into candidacy. Visit our English Competency Requirement page for more information. ISE 212, a required course, meets the University requirement for English Competency.
Electives may be selected from a wide range of graduate courses offered on the SJSU campus in Industrial Engineering, Psychology, Kinesiology and other departments. The program does develop and offer its own elective courses from time to time in topics such as usability testing, human computer interaction and others.
Some of these may be of interest to you and will fit with your past experience, but remember that your advisor must sign off on anything before you will be credited in your degree.
|Potential List of Approved Electives:|
|BIOL 265||Environmental Health|
|Anth 149||Ethnographic Methods|
|Anth 234||Advanced Research Methods|
|DSID 131||Interactive and Interface Design|
|DSID 226||Ergonomics for Design|
|EDSE 272||Hearing Disorders|
|KIN 250||Research Methods (in human performance)|
|KIN 251||Analysis of Research and Issues in Human Performance|
|KIN 255||Physiological Bases of Human Performance|
|KIN 256||Environmental Effects of Human Performance|
|ISE 114||Safety Engineering|
|ISE 217||Human-Computer Interaction I|
|ISE 219||Human-computer Interaction II - HCI Research|
|ISE 215||Usability Evaluation and Testing|
|Psyc 206||Psychology of Individual Differences|
|Psyc 220||Seminar in Experimental Psychology (Meets writing requirement)|
|Psyc 240||Research Design and Applied Psychometrics|
|Psyc 255||Seminar in Learning|
|Psyc 256||Seminar in Perception|
|Psyc 257||Seminar in Motivation|
Seminar Unit Registration Graduate Program in Human Factors & Ergonomics Policy Statement
Each Human Factors/Ergonomics student is required to complete the 2cr ISE 290 Human Factors/Ergonomics seminar. The seminar is typically completed during the student's first year in the program. In addition, after completion of the ISE 290 Seminar, each student in the HFE program is required to return to the Seminar and give two presentations to the seminar class. The first presentation will be a description of their thesis or project proposal and plan following its acceptance by their thesis committee; the second will be a presentation of their thesis results. Each student will be responsible for notifying the Seminar leader pertaining to his/her readiness to schedule each of these presentations.