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Course Descriptions

The Rose‑Hulman Master of Science in Engineering Management and Master of Engineering Management are designed for engineers who seek to deepen their technical background while acquiring solid, forward-looking management credentials. In our curricula, you'll find the management foundations of an MBA, but with added technical focus. We provide technology and business leaders a convenient fast track to the integration of management skills and critical technical knowledge.

EMGT 540 - Human Factors

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: -
  • Prerequisites: JR, SR, or GR Standing
  • Corequisites: None

Human factors engineering aims to improve human interaction with systems by enhancing safety (reducing the risk of injury), performance (increasing productivity), and satisfaction (acceptance, comfort). Students will learn and be able to identify critical human factors in a system that affect safety, performance, and satisfaction. Some topics include the basic knowledge of human sensory mechanism (visual, auditory, tactile), cognition (perception, attention, information processing, memory, learning), and macrocognition (levels of behavior, decision making, situation awareness), their capabilities and limitations in interacting with products and systems.

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