ASEN-4128 (3) Human Factors in Engineering and Design

Introduces the field of human factors engineering and investigates human psychological, physiological and performance limitations in complex systems and why it is vital for engineers to understand human operational limitations when designing complex systems. Course includes studies of real accidents caused by human error, good and bad designs, latent conditions and accident-producing designs. Goal is an understanding of how to conduct engineering design with consideration of human factors. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).