Education in Human Factors and Ergonomics
Here is a listing of university departments in Western New York that
provide education on human capabilities and limitations, be they physical or
psychological. These programs also provide coursework on methods of
measuring and characterizing these capabilities and limitations. While each
of these departments provide education which is relevant to Human Factors
and Ergonomics, not all departments provide degrees in this field.
Human Computer Interaction Interdisciplinary Master's Program at SUNY
Oswego The HCI program at Oswego emphasizes understanding of both
the computer systems that are being designed and the capabilities of the
people using those system. The program includes core courses in Computer
Science and Psychology with extensive elective opportunities in Graphic
Design which, together, prepare students to meet the challenge in
designing usable and enjoyable computer hardware and software. Extensive
studio and internship opportunities will provide students with the
optimal experiences needed for successful placement upon graduation.
Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
Members of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences study and
teach how we see and hear, move, learn and remember, reason, produce and
understand spoken and signed languages, and how these remarkable
capabilities depend upon the workings of the brain. We also study how
these capabilities develop during infancy and childhood, and how the
brain matures and becomes organized to perform complex behavior.
Science at the University of Rochester
This program fosters a unique interdisciplinary atmosphere where
students move freely among various departments. Over 40 faculty are
engaged in variety of ground-breaking research programs with major
strengths in language and vision. There is no formal department of
Cognitive Science, rather it is comprised of members of the departments
of Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy and Brain and Cognitive
Environmental Analysis at Cornell
Cornell University's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
offers a Human Factors and Ergonomics Program that focuses on ways to
improve comfort, performance and health through the ergonomic design of
products and environments.
Graduate Program of
Ergonomics and Biomechanics (ERBI), New York Univeristy
The multidisciplinary Program of Ergonomics and Biomechanics of New York
University offers both Master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees to
those qualified students who seek an advanced understanding of the
theory and application of ergonomics and biomechanics disciplines. This
unique program is conducted by the Occupational and Industrial
Orthopaedic Center (OIOC) of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Mt. Sinai
NYU Health. The OIOC is an internationally recognized clinical,
research, and educational center that specializes in the prevention and
treatment of occupational musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
Students with backgrounds in allied health, medicine, occupational
nursing and medicine, orthopaedic surgery, epidemiology, psychology,
basic sciences, basic medical sciences, and engineering are attracted to
the program. Students in the program are trained to apply immediate
practical solutions to health-related problems and to develop methods
for the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases and work-related
injuries. The primary objective of the program is to prepare the student
for an academic and research career. The curriculum is designed to be a
well-balanced blend of theoretical, practical, and research skills
coursework. The multidisciplinary faculty with backgrounds in physical
sciences, biomechanics, ergonomics, human factors, psychology,
epidemiology, and engineering support this curriculum. Contact David
Goldsheyder, MS, MS, CIE, Senior Manager of Educational Services,
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com for further information.
Industrial Engineering at the State University of New
York at Buffalo
Coursework in Human Factors Engineering is offered at both the graduate
and undergraduate levels. Having one of the country's better known human
factors programs, makes SUNY Buffalo one of the primary sources for
human factors education in Western New York. You may also wish to take a
look at the website of the
Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter at SUNY Buffalo.
Department of Industrial and
Systems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology
This Industrial Engineering program offers coursework in human factors
and ergonomics at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Rochester Institute of Technology
This psychology program provides basic training in experimental and
perceptual psychology. Among the more specialized course work provided
in this department is an area of emphasis in visual perception.
Psychology at SUNY Fredonia
The B.A. program provides basic training in experimental,
cognitive, and perceptual psychology. A B.S. program is in the process
of being implemented, with increased emphasis on science and
methodology. Specialized coursework in human factors includes an
introductory course, internships, and research experience.