Human Systems Engineering uses engineering methods and knowledge from the physical, biological, information, social, and management sciences to develop, implement, operate, evaluate, and improve human–machine, human–human, and human–organization systems. Topical areas include management systems engineering and human factors and ergonomics.
- Human Factors and Ergonomics engineers focus on human sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and physical characteristics when designing tools, equipment, workstations, and tasks for manufacturing, aerospace, health care, and other complex systems in which people play significant roles as users, operators, and maintainers. Their goal is to ensure high levels both of human productivity, health, safety, and satisfaction and of system performance.
- Management Systems Engineering places an emphasis on interactions between people, decision tools, and work processes in designing organizational and group systems, structures, and processes. A multi-disciplinary field, Management Systems Engineering draws on the areas of management and organizational behavior, macro ergonomics, organizational development, quality management, engineering management and information systems.
MIME Graduate Faculty in Human Systems Engineering