Online Bachelor of Science in Human Systems Engineering

Learn to creatively solve technology problems across a variety of industries and disciplines in this first-of-its-kind human systems engineering degree that links engineering with psychology.

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Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is human systems engineering?

Human systems engineers consider human factors, such as human capabilities and limitations, to design technology that works well for the people who use it. An individual driving a car is a familiar example of a human-machine system. The driver receives information from outside the vehicle (traffic, sights and sounds) and from within the vehicle (the car’s gauges). The driver continuously evaluates this information to make a series of decisions as he continues to his destination. A human systems engineer may have helped design the car’s interior displays and controls, so the driver can safely and comfortably navigate the vehicle.

What is the difference between human systems engineering and UX?

 

User experience designers study how it feels for individuals to use an application. Human systems engineers study how humans behave when interacting with an application or system, such as how people react to something they see on a screen or how they remember information.

Why earn a human systems engineering degree?

 

The field of human factors has four main goals: to enhance safety, reduce error, improve comfort and increase productivity. A variety of professions need experts in human factors and human systems integration to work on problems that involve an understanding of human psychology and human performance.

In the human systems engineering program, you’ll explore the science of human performance and apply this understanding to design technology solutions across a variety of domains. These domains include product usability, learning design, sports performance, and workplace and hospital safety.

Human systems engineers may also focus on areas such as user experience, aviation, automation, cognitive performance, consumer psychology and transportation. Other areas of focus may include patient safety, effective teamwork, health psychology, learning optimization, social cognition, threat detection, sports psychology and more.

Human systems and integration courses

You’ll explore a variety of domain-area applications, including human factors in medical systems (for example: how to design Rx labels), human factors in automation (for example: the automation of automobiles), human factors in sports (for example: the testing and training of athletes) and much more.


HSE 323: Perceptual Systems (SB)


HSE 223: Applied Biology of Human Behavior (SB)


HSE 224: Applied Social Science (SB)


HSE 225: Human Systems Integration


HSE 230: Statistics for Human Systems Research I (CS)


HSE 290: Experimental Methods for Human Systems Research (L)


HSE 324: Applied Cognitive Science (SB)


HSE 325: Human-Computer Interaction


What can I do with a human systems engineering degree?

You’ll be well-prepared to pursue careers researching, designing and improving technologies for the people who use them. You’ll also be prepared to pursue graduate work in psychology and engineering. Possible career paths include:

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Learn from masters in engineering

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Learn from masters in engineering

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Human systems engineering degree requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

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2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

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You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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