Offered through the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Human Factors Engineering master's program examines human interaction with physical and virtual interfaces.
Tufts offers specialized courses, training, and research opportunities in the human-centered aspects of engineering design, such as medical devices and systems design, product design, computer-interface design, and workplace safety.
The program is distinguished by its opportunities to work closely with faculty every step of the way. Graduate students have the chance to collaborate with and learn from some of the most renowned experts in the country, all while seamlessly transitioning from graduate studies to a full-time career.
The School of Engineering's Graduate Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical principles they have learned in their coursework to real-world engineering projects. Gain up to six months of full-time work experience, build your resume, and develop a competitive advantage for post-graduation employment. Learn more about the Co-Op Program.
Sometimes referred to as engineering psychology or ergonomics, the study of human factors engineering applies theory, methods, and data to design.
Human factors engineering is a rapidly growing field with a broad range of applications in engineering and beyond. Our program will provide you with updated skills and prepare you for success, whether you're going into the industry or pursuing further graduate education.
Careers for graduates include:
Applicants are admitted to this program on the basis of their educational qualifications. It is expected that applicants to the Human Factors program will have an acceptable bachelor of science degree in engineering or science. Relevant course work and research experience may be considered for non-engineering students.
It is strongly recommended that the prospective student identify and contact the potential thesis advisor before applying to the program.
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