Online Bachelor of Science in Human Systems Engineering – User Experience
Take part in the first of its kind psychology-focused Bachelor of Science in human systems engineering with a concentration in user experience. You’ll learn how to integrate psychology with a design thinking approach to solve complex human-computer interaction problems. These might include enhancing safety, reducing error, enhancing comfort and increasing productivity.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is human systems engineering and user experience?
Human systems engineering is a field devoted to designing, developing, implementing and evaluating systems. These complex systems are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. User experience (UX) is a subdivision of human systems engineering. UX designers focus on improving the usability of computer interfaces. They also make human-computer interactions more accessible and pleasurable.
Human systems engineering is a multidisciplinary field. This field incorporates insights from computer science, behavioral science, engineering and social psychology. These disciplines enable engineers and designers to make technologies that work for humans. The Bachelor of Science in human systems engineering gives students a deeper understanding of human performance science. The UX concentration takes a closer look at the design, development and evaluation of useful, usable and desirable human-computer interfaces.
This bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money, while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:
Can I become a UX engineer or UX designer with this degree?
Yes, you can become a UX engineer or UX designer with the UX concentration of the bachelor’s degree in human systems engineering. User experience is a rapidly growing field on the lookout for professionals. If you want to become a UX engineering professional, this program strengthens your skills in research, analysis and design. Additionally, you’ll receive training on effective communication practices. This may give you the skill set you need to lead teams and collaborate with clients and technical personnel.
UX and engineering courses
Our user experience degree concentration takes a look at various human factors related to complex systems and machines. Course topics may include examining how humans interact with medical systems, such as reading prescription labels. You may also learn how automobiles are being developed and how humans interact with automated devices and systems. Further, you may explore human factors in sports.
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
HSE 390: Qualitative Research Methods (L)
What can I do with a human systems degree?
You’ll have diverse career opportunities with a human systems degree. You might explore a career as a game designer or interface designer. You could also become a human factors engineer or human systems integrator. This program is also a great segway for graduate work in psychology, engineering, design, communication and user experience.
Requirements for the human systems engineering UX bachelor’s degree
You are considered a first-year student 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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