human-factors College of Design

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Approved Courses

Students pursuing Master of Science or Doctoral degrees in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program are required to take courses in Human Factors Fundamentals, Cognitive Human Factors, Physical Human Factors, and research methods courses in Statistics and Experimental Design.  Training in Research Ethics is also required.


Students pursuing the Minor discuss appropriate courses with their advisers and the Director of Graduate Studies for Human Factors and Ergonomics.


Download a list of courses, including the number of credits, the requirement they fulfill, and the frequency they are offered (this also can be done directly within GPAS):


Courses not on the approved list must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies before registration.


The two-course sequence - Psy 8814 & 8815 Analysis of Psychological Data – is required of all HFE students.  It is recommended this sequence be started the first year.


Link to options for training in Research Ethics.


Also, please note that the list of graduate courses shows the frequency each course is taught, e.g. Every Other Spring. However, it is not uncommon for this to vary unexpectedly--sometimes switching semesters or skipping a year--due to various factors. When planning your coursework, you should look at the full academic year to verify what is actually scheduled to be taught. A simple way to do this is by using, which is a quick way to look up all courses by subject and semester. If you are on GPAS, you can simply click on the course title with "Plan By My Requirements."


Download course descriptions for approved courses.


Human Factors and Ergonomics
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St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-9700
fax: (612) 624-2750

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