The Department of Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree with a major in industrial and human factors engineering. The MSE program is broad in scope and covers all engineering disciplines represented at Wright State University. However, the specialization in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering allows a very flexible program of study that involves all research areas covered by the program. The MSE in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering can also be obtained entirely or partially through distance learning courses.
Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/industrial-human-factors-engineering-msihe
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Obtain depth in one area of specialization and breadth in complimentary areas. - Acquire scientific knowledge and research skills to solve problems in their chosen area. - Prepare for an advanced professional career or further graduate studies.
Students must plan a program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. The approved program of study must be submitted by the time the student completes 9 credit hours of graduate study. Any changes to the program of study must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor.
The following requirements must be met for the Master of Science in Engineering degree:
1. Completion of 30 graduate credit hours in courses that have prior approval by a BIE graduate advisor.
2. Completion of IHE 6010 (1 credit hour) Ethics and Academic Integrity.
3. At least 15 of the 30 graduate credit hours must be BIE department courses numbered 7000 or above.
4. At least 6 of the total 30 graduate credit hours must be approved courses in mathematics, statistics, or computer science.
5. Students may choose either a thesis option or a 30 credit hours graduate advanced course work option. The thesis option consists of a research project satisfying all requirements of the Graduate School. The final report (thesis) must be completed and successfully defended in an oral examination before the major committee. Up to 8 credit hours of 7950, Thesis, may count toward degree requirement of 30 graduate credit hours
Students have access to a variety of computing platforms: general purpose software for analysis of data, software development and modeling of systems; application-specific software for use within focused areas of instruction and research. Research laboratories include:
- Aerospace and Virtual Environment Laboratory - Ergonomics in Remote Environments Laboratory - Human Centered Technology Laboratory - Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory - Interactions Modeling and Design Laboratory - Large Scale Optimization Laboratory - System Management and Control Laboratory - Visual Perception Laboratory
How to apply: http://www.wright.edu/apply
Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including: • Graduate assistantships • Tuition scholarships • Fellowships • Stipends
Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 with an average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree.