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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering Minor

Admission Criteria

  • Academic good standing within an approved major within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Completion of 45 total credit hours (at UB or elsewhere). Note that students may apply to the program while registered in courses that will bring them to 45 total credit hours.
  • Minimum overall and UB cumulative GPA of 2.500 required. Admission will be limited to 25 students per year, and therefore the GPAs of admitted students may be higher. When demand exceeds capacity, the overall academic history of applicants will be considered in admission decisions.

Current students wishing to add or change their minor to Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering, submit the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Major/Minor Change Application. See the complete School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Admissions Policies for details

Course Requirements

Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering Core (14 credits)

One Elective (3-4 credits)

Other upper division courses related to human factors/ergonomics may be accepted, subject to the approval of the minor advisor.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 20-22

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • 2.000 minimum GPA in minor courses.
  • A maximum of three courses from your UB Curriculum, major(s), and/or other minors can be applied towards the Human Factors Minor. Anything beyond three shared courses will need to be excluded by your Academic Advisor.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and describe current theories, methods, and design principles related to human factors and ergonomics.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve problems in the areas of human factors and ergonomics.
  • Apply appropriate theories and methods to analyze and design human-technology systems which are safe and effective for people to use and operate.
  • Communicate effectively about human factors and ergonomics engineering problem solutions, and system designs.