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Industrial Engineering: Human Factors, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) , NY,
Human factors focuses on the application of the sciences of engineering, physiology, psychology, and computer science to the design of working and living environments with explicit consideration of the physical and mental characteristics of users.

About

This entails human-computer interaction, mathematical modeling of visual search and decision processes in human inspection, human reliability and industrial safety, workplace design, cognitive engineering, operator training, productivity improvement in manufacturing systems, manual process control, and biomechanics. Students are typically drawn from various fields in engineering, as well as from the behavioral and health sciences.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo has a long history of quality education and research in the area of human factors. It has always seen its role as integrating human factors into the broader context of designing effective work systems. UB's program is one of the few human factors graduate programs offered within an engineering school to be accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Research Methods
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Human Informational Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors in Safety
  • Physiological Foundations of Human Factors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

In addition to holding a bachelor's degree in engineering or any of the mathematical, physical, behavioral, or health sciences, each entering student is expected to be skilled in a number of specific areas. Proficiency is required in: Mathematics through multivariate calculus Probability and design and analysis of experiments considered from a calculus point of view Computer programming Generally, these requirements must be satisfied prior to the commencement of graduate studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22210 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22210 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    10870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10870 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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