Graduate Certificate - Human Systems Integration

The Human Systems Integration Certificate program consists of four of five courses. Students will be responsible for prerequisite knowledge as determined by course instructors. With the prior approval of the department, appropriate courses may be substituted for a certificate course if that course is not available.

For prerequisites regarding the courses below, please visits the Catalog of Courses provided by the Registrar's Office.

Core Courses

EMGT 5330 (311) Human Factors
An examination of human-machine systems and the characteristics of people that affect system performance. Topics include applied research methods, systems analysis, and the perceptual, cognitive, physical and social strengths and limitations of human beings. The focus is on user-centered design technology, particularly in manufacturing environments.
Co-listed: Psych 4710

IS&T 5885 (385) Human Computer Interaction
Introduction to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Students examine issues and challenges related to the interaction between people and technology. The class explores the social and cognitive characteristics of people who use information systems. Students learn techniques for understanding user needs, interface prototyping, and interface evaluation.

EMGT 6310 (411) Human Systems Integration
This course considers Human System Integration (HSI) in a variety of applications including systems acquisition and training, HSI tools, techniques, and procedures.

Elective Courses (select one)

EMGT 5316 (386) Safety Engineering Management
This course is an introduction to the principles of safety engineering applied to industrial situations. Job safety analysis, reduction of accident rates, protective equipment, safety rules and regulations, environmental hazards, health hazards, and ergonomic hazards are covered.

IS&T 5887 (387) Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation
This course covers research and analysis methods and tools for evaluation of the impact of information technology systems on humans and organizations. The focus will be on practical evaluation with the goal of providing recommendations for improving system functionality and usability.

Admission Requirements
This certificate program is open to all persons holding a BS, MS, or PhD degree with a degree in Engineering or hard science with a minumum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and who have a minimum or 12 months or professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree at Missouri S&T.  Once admitted to the program, a student will be given three years to complete the program so long as he/she maintains a "B" average in the courses taken. 

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Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2010-11 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011).‎