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Engineering Psychology Adv. Cert.
The advanced certificate in engineering psychology provides students with core knowledge in the key areas of engineering psychology, as well as an opportunity to study particular topics in greater depth through electives. An advanced certificate provides students with a formal acknowledgment of their knowledge in engineering psychology and credentials for seeking a career in the human factors/ergonomics field.
Engineering psychology, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|PSYC-714||Graduate Engineering Psychology||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||15|
Students choose two electives from among the following courses:
HCIN-610 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction
HCIN-620 Information and Interaction Design
HCIN-630 Usability Testing
HCIN-700 Current Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
HCIN-705 Topics in Human-Computer Interaction for Biomedical Informatics
HCIN-715 Agent-based and Cognitive Modeling
HCIN-720 Designing User Experiences for Internet-enabled Devices
HCIN-722 Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices
HCIN-730 User-Centered Design Methods
HCIN-735 Collaboration, Technology, and the Human Experience
ISEE-731 Advanced Topics Human Factors
ISEE-732 Systems Safety Engineering
PSYC-716 Graduate Social Psychology
With approval of the graduate program coordinator, other relevant courses may also be chosen as electives.
To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in engineering psychology, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
- Submit two letters of recommendation,
- Submit a current resume, and
- Complete a graduate application.
- International students whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required, however they may be beneficial for some students.
Students may meet the prerequisite requirements either by taking the designated prerequisite courses at RIT, by having sufficient background from their undergraduate education, or if prerequisite requirements are explicitly waived by the course instructor.
This advanced certificate consists of five courses. Students must earn at least a B in each course to earn the certificate.