The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
This course looks at knowledge and skills needed to design products and environments from a human perspective.
This MSc in Human Factors and Ergonomics aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to design products, jobs/tasks and environments from the human perspective. If you are interested in people, technology and design, then this could be the course for you.
In this course, you will learn about a range of human characteristics (physical, cognitive, social and emotional) as they relate to our interactions with jobs, environments, products, services and other people. You will graduate with a postgraduate qualification that is increasingly desirable in the industry and provides the necessary knowledge and skills to address human factors issues for the 21st century.
This course is accredited as the educational qualification for Membership of theInstitute for Ergonomics and Human Factors.
Many of our graduates have gone on to work in consultancies and high profile companies such as WS Atkins, Network Rail, Jaguar LandRover, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce etc.
There are many opportunities to continue your studies within the department through an extensive PhD programme within the Human Factors research group.
The Faculty of Engineering is ranked 3rd in the UK for research power under REF 2014, the British Government’s Research Excellence Framework. More than 98% of engineering research ranked of international quality, with 85% graded as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Graduates of the Human Factors and Ergonomics MSc can get a full membership with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)after completing four years’ work experience.
Human Factors is sometimes also referred to as "Engineering Psychology" or "Ergonomics." This is a rapidly growing field with wide engineering and non-engineering applica
Human Factors is sometimes also referred to as "Engineering Psychology" or "Ergonomics." This is a rapidly growing field with wide engineering and non-engineering applications. The program offers specialized courses, training, and research opportunities in the human-centered aspects of engineering activities such as medical devices and systems design, product design, computer-interface design, ergonomics, and workplace safety.
Applicants are admitted to this program on the basis of their educational qualifications. It is expected that applicants to the Human Factors Engineering program will have an acceptable B.S. in engineering or science. Relevant coursework and research experience may be considered for non-engineering students. It is strongly recommended that the prospective student identify and contact the potential thesis advisor before applying to the program....