Master of Science in
Today’s rapid technological progression demands an in-depth understanding of how systems and people operate together, with an emphasis on minimizing human error in order to improve operational efficiency, effectiveness and safety.
Embry-Riddle’s Human Factors graduate and post-graduate programs prepare its students to ensure that human-centered concerns, both psychological and physiological, are given due consideration during the design and development processes of systems, products, and work environments.
Students will combine learned psychological principles and engineering fundamentals to maximize interaction of humans with machines, as well as human performance issues. Graduates emerge from the program ready for a career in research, analysis, or design.
The Master of Science in Human Factors offered at Daytona Beach offers a distinct focus on the aviation/aerospace industry, while the Master of Science in Human Factors offered at Worldwide Online gives students the option to focus on a Research or Specialist Cognate.
This offering is available at the following campuses. Select a campus to learn more.
User Experience Research Offers Practical, Real-World Training
Drawing on her extensive academic and industry experience, professor Dr. Barbara Chaparro connects the Research in User eXperience (RUX) Lab to industry clients allowing it to function like a small consulting firm. Her students at Embry-Riddle are conducting research and gaining practical experience that will help them in their future careers.
Efforts to Combat Hypoxia Win Top Honor
Helping pilots swiftly recognize and respond to the first signs of deadly oxygen deficiency, or hypoxia, is the focus of two Embry-Riddle research projects that contributed to a U.S. Navy project that won a 2018 Innovation Award from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCTSD).