Required Experimental Core Courses:
0514-784 Graduate Statistics; 4 credits.
0514-785 Advanced Perception; 4 credits.
0514-786 Research Methodology; 4 credits.
0514-787 Advanced Cognition; 4 credits.
Required Engineering Psychology Courses:
0514-788 Topics in Engineering Psychology; 4 credits.
4004-745 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction (IT dept.); 4 credits.
0303-731 Advanced Topics: Ergonomics/Human Factors (ISE dept.); 4 credits.
0303-734 Systems Safety Engineering (ISE dept.) ; 4 credits.
0514-xxx Independent Study (approval required)
4004-748 Usability Engineering (4004-745 and 4004-741)
4004-749 Usability Testing (4004-748 and Statistics)
4004-755 Advanced Topics in HCI (4004-745)
4004-757 Graphical Elements of the User Experience
4004-774 Eye Tracking Theory (4004-745)
0303-530 Engineering Design
0303-732 Biomechanics (0304-331, 0304-332, 0303-730 or equivalent)
2014-701 Introduction to Computer Graphics (permission of the instructor required)
2014-717 Authoring Multimedia (permission of the instructor required)
2014-723 Graphical User Interface
Computer Programming (any sequence from IT or CS) – strongly recommended
The thesis requires eight credit hours, 0514-889 Thesis Proposal and 0514-890 Thesis (the latter may be repeated) . A thesis advisor will be assigned to the student. Selection of a topic and research proposal must be completed in the Spring quarter of the first year of the program, with the assistance of the advisor. Ongoing research activity is expected in the Spring and Summer quarters of the first year of the program.
At the completion of the thesis, the student will present and defend the research before a thesis committee. A bound copy of the thesis and a written paper in short format suitable for publication or conference presentation will be submitted to the department.
The MS degree program in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology has an optional cooperative education component. It is generally taken in the summer quarter of the first year of the program. The goal of co-op education is to provide for students the experiential learning that integrates with classroom education. It allows students to apply psychological principles to problems in a variety of work environments. Co-op education may be taken at any business or industrial setting.