Employment areas may be in Academic Institutions, Industry, Military-related Research Centers and Independent Consultant. Job titles include professor, human factors engineer, ergonomist, technician specialist, safety scientist, consultant and research scientist.
Human Factors research and engineering at California State University Long Beach are concerned with enhancing the productivity of workers and increasing the level of satisfaction of workers with their jobs, in addition to improving the safety of work situations. Equipment design can be blamed, at least in part, for many of the errors that people make, both on the job and elsewhere.
The MS in Psychology, Option in Human Factors at CSULB is designed to prepare students to apply human factors skills to the design of jobs, information systems, consumer products, workplaces and equipment in order to improve user performance, safety and comfort. The Human Factors program is designed as a terminal MS degree, but it also provides excellent preparation for advanced graduate work.
Faculty in the CSULB MS in Psychology, Option in Human Factors program are currently working on a number of topics such as human-computer interaction, usability testing, auditory/visual display design, knowledge engineering and decision making. Students in the program acquire a background in experimental psychology and research methods. They are trained in the application of the material through courses in human factors, computer applications and interface design. Special topics seminars, in areas such as large-scale simulation and usability testing, complement the core program of study. Finally, students complete a thesis in their chosen area of human factors.
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- Statistical Design & Analysis of Experiments
- Computer Applications in Psychology
- Human Factors
- Human Factors' Methods
- Seminar in Perception and Attention
- Seminar on Situation Awareness
- Systems Engineering and Integration
- User Interface Design
- Research in Cognition and Learning
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DisciplinesPsychology View 913 other Masters in Psychology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
An undergraduate major in Psychology or in another field with 24 units of upper division psychology. A minimum grade point average of approximately 3.0 for the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) and for all PSY units.
Take all the following courses or their equivalents:
- Intermediate Statistics
- Sensation and Perception
- Human Cognition
International3588 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3588 USD per year and a duration of .
National3588 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3588 USD per year and a duration of .
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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