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Advanced Certificate in Engineering Psychology

An Advanced Certificate in Engineering Psychology is offered through the College of Liberal Arts. This certificate is especially attractive for students expecting to work in the human factors/ergonomics field upon graduation.

The certificate is a post-baccalaureate certificate that provides the students with core knowledge in the key areas of engineering psychology (3 required courses), as well as an opportunity to study particular topics in greater depth through electives (2 open electives).

The program consists of the following 3 required courses for a total of 9 semester credits:

PSYC712–Graduate Cognition (3 credits)
PSYC714–Graduate Engineering Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC715–Graduate Perception (3 credits)

In addition, students choose 2 electives among the following courses for the remaining 6 semester credits:

PSYC716–Graduate Social Psychology (3 credits)

ISEE730–Biomechanics (3 credits)
ISEE731–Advanced Topics Human Factors (3 credits)
ISEE732–Systems Safety Engineering (3 credits)

HCIN610–Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction (3 credits)
HCIN620–Information and Interaction Design (3 credits)
HCIN630–Usability Testing (3 credits)
HCIN700–Current Topics in HCI (3 credits)
HCIN705–Topics in HCI for Biomedical Informatics (3 credits)
HCIN715–Agent-based and Cognitive Modeling (3 credits)
HCIN720–Designing User Experiences for Internet-enabled Devices (3 credits)
HCIN722–Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices (3 credits)
HCIN730–User-Centered Design Methods (3 credits)
HCIN735–Collaboration, Technology, and the Human Experience (3 credits)

Other relevant courses may also be chosen as electives by approval of the Psychology graduate program coordinator.

The Advanced Certificate in Engineering Psychology is approved by the New York State Education Department and will be administered by the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT, 18 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York 14623-2953. For more information contact Dr. Esa Rantanen at


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 5 courses, amplifying the importance of each course compared to the greater variety in a M.S. degree; therefore, students must earn at least a B grade (3 grade points) for each course in the program to earn the certificate.

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