• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering - Industrial 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.

Overview

This Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering - Industrial 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
  • Articulates, critiques, or elaborates the theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry or schools of practice in industrial and systems engineering including areas such as decision science and operations research, quality engineering, manufacturing and health systems, and/or human factors.
  • Identifies sources and assembles evidence pertaining to questions or challenges in industrial and systems engineering.
  • Selects and/or utilizes the most appropriate industrial and systems engineering methodologies and practices.
  • Evaluates or synthesizes information pertaining to questions or challenges in industrial and systems engineering.
  • Communicates clearly in ways appropriate to industrial and systems engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Introduction to Human Factors
  • Health Systems Engineering
  • Inspection, Quality Control and Reliability
  • Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
  • Safety and Quality in the Medication Use System

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

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

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General Requirements

Applicants must also meet department specific requirements as outlined below:

  • BS degree in engineering or related area or equivalent
  • Mathematical Statistics Course (for example, STAT 312 Introduction to Theory and Methods of Mathematical Statistics II)
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 580 (written), 243 (computer-based test), or 92 (Internet version).
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for this masters programs in I Sy E.
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose with your online application.
  • Letters of Recommendation Required: 3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6089 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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