Twin Cities Campus
Human Factors and Ergonomics Minor
DHA Human Factors and Ergonomics
College of Design
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program, c/o DHA, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. 612-626-1219
Human factors and ergonomics (HFE) is the study of how to make technological systems safe, effective, and easy and enjoyable to use. The graduate program offers interdisciplinary coursework that addresses human performance and how it can be enhanced through design of tools, systems, working environments, processes, and organizations. HFE has applications ranging from clothing and living spaces to business processes, the design of health care processes and technology, computer interfaces, and aircraft cockpits. The minor is available to master's and doctoral students.
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Any University of Minnesota graduate student in good standing is eligible to apply. Students discuss appropriate coursework with their advisers and the Director of Graduate Studies for Human Factors and Ergonomics. Master's students are required to take 9 credits to fulfill the minor. Doctoral students are required to take 12 credits to fulfill the minor.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Students select a minimum of 9 credits in consultation with their adviser and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program.
Students select a minimum of 12 credits in consultation with their adviser and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program.