Master of Science in
Human Factors

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 offers a distinct focus on the aviation / aerospace industry.


About Human Factors at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The science of Human Factors is driving the growth of industries that depend on how humans interact with technology. The Master of Science in Human Factors degree at Embry-Riddle is designed for post-bachelor students who want to advance their learning in the principles of human factors and experimental psychology, including statistical and quantitative procedures, experimental design, and survey methods. The program is designed to prepare graduates for doctoral-level studies while at the same time getting them ready for employment in real-world aviation/aerospace environments. Research, consulting, and internship arrangements are included in the program.

The Master of Science in Human Factors degree is housed in the Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Master’s program has two distinct tracks, allowing students to choose to study either the techniques of human factors research, or a systematic approach to designing machines, tasks, systems, and workplaces.

Depending on the track chosen, a typical first year will include core courses such as Research Design and Analysis and Human Factors in Systems, plus electives such as Systems Concepts, Theory, and Tools, or Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation.

Students have access to labs and facilities at the Daytona Campus dedicated to aerospace and aviation, including the unmanned aircraft systems simulation, team performance lab, physiology and color vision lab, and the motion sickness lab.

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