• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering program at University of Wisconsin Madison provides students content from physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, macroergonomics and broad issues in health care, including long-term care, prevention, quality improvement, health care financing, and system evaluation.


This Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering program at University of Wisconsin Madison considers human reliability, psychomotor capabilities and human characteristics in equipment. 

As an important aspect of equipment design is human-computer interaction. Engineers are concerned with the complex physical relationships between people, machines, job demands and work methods, design, work quality and assessment of skill.

Also important are organizational issues such as management approaches, job design, participative problem solving, psychological stress, job satisfaction, performance effectiveness, product/service quality, and quality of work life.

What You Learn

Effective model building requires strong systems analysis skills. While skill in manipulating statistical and mathematical models is essential to an industrial engineer’s success, the health systems engineer must also be able to initiate resolutions to strategic problems using knowledge of how organizational decisions are made.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Introduction to Human Factors
  • Health Systems Engineering
  • Organization and Job Design
  • Special Topics in Industrial Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended 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.

  • Hold a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering or related area or equivalent
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose with online application
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign 
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12668 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6005 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Nonresident/International Tuition: $12,668/semester + $6,329 for 6 summer credits
  • Wisconsin Resident Tuition: $6,005/semester + $2,997 for 6 summer credits
  • 12 month program = 2 semesters + summer
  • 16 month program = 3 semesters + summer

Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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