Online Bachelor of Science in Human Systems Engineering – User Experience

Take part in the first of its kind psychology-focused human systems engineering degree with a concentration in UX. 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.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


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.

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.

Students with this UX degree, focused on human systems integration, can find jobs in diverse fields. These fields may include, but are not limited to:

  • Design research.
  • Digital visualization design.
  • Human-computer interaction.
  • Human factors research.
  • Interaction design.
  • Interface design.
  • Usability testing.
  • User experience.
  • User research.

What kind of user experience engineering and design skills will I learn?

 

The bachelor’s degree in UX engineering seeks to impart students with a range of knowledge and skills. You’ll strengthen your skills in decision-making, programming, reading comprehension and troubleshooting. Additionally, you’ll practice using various methods and tools to design efficient human-computer interactions. The comprehensive skill set developed in this program may improve your complex problem-solving capabilities in a wide variety of domains. These include product usability, learning design, sports performance and workplace and hospital safety.

Will my human systems UX degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

UX and engineering courses

Our user experience degree 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 and UX degree?

You’ll have diverse career opportunities with a human systems and UX 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.

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Field Researcher


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Human Factors Engineer


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Market Research Analyst


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SEO Specialist


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Study with professional UX designers and engineers

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.

Study with professional UX designers and engineers

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.

Requirements for the human systems engineering UX bachelor’s degree

I am a future

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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

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.

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.

Join one of the best engineering schools in the nation

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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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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