Human Factors in System Design

Course #OA3401

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course will provide an introduction to the field of Human Factors with an emphasis on military systems. Humans are the most important element of any military system. Consequently, the design of effective systems must take into account human strengths and limitations as well as considerations of human variability. The course surveys human factors and human-centered design and system effectiveness and safety. Topics include human cognition and performance as they are influenced physiological, anthropometric and environmental considerations.

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Learning Outcomes

•Describe and apply methods for analysis of human-technological systems.
•Describe human physical, cognitive and psychological capabilities and limitations asthey relate to human roles in complex systems.
•Describe and apply theories, methods and principles of human factors engineering asthey relate to systems engineering.
•Evaluate and apply human factors engineering research, reports, principles and standards relevant for systems engineering and human systems integration.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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