Detailed Course Listings

Required Course Listings

ISE 210 - Human Factors / Ergonomics - 3 units
Analysis and evaluation of work systems in terms of the capabilities and limitations of human participants. Person as a system component. Emphasis is on evaluation of how work affects people and how people affect the work. Prerequisites: Graduate standing

ISE 212 - Human Factors Experiments - 3 units
Research and experimentation on specific aspects of the person as a system or in systems. Particular emphasis is placed on in-depth studies of unique human factors.
Prerequisites: ISE 210 or instructor consent.

ISE 290 - Human Factors & Ergonomics Professional Seminar - 2 units
Real world skills necessary to start your professional HR/Ergo career, i.e. public presentation, terminology, field evaluations, current research and industry issues in human factors and ergonomics.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Psyc 273 - Seminar in Human Factors - 3 units
Data and theory of sensory and cognitive psychology and their application to the design of systems used by humans.
Prerequisites: Psyc 135 and Psyc 158 (or equivalent)


ISE 202 - Design and Analysis of Engineering Experiments - 3 units
Review of statistical inference and tests of hypotheses. Introduction to analysis of variance and covariance. Theory and applications of experimental designs for engineering problems. Random and systematic designs. Randomized blocks. Latin squares. Factorial and fractional factorial designs. Taguchi methods.
Prerequisites: ISE 130

OR

STAT 245 (3 units)

OR

ISE 135 (3 units)


KIN 266 - Principles and Concepts of Perceptual Motor Learning - 3 units
Motor behavior and the learning patterns developed in acquiring skill in motor activity.
Prerequisites: KIN 166 (or equivalent)


ISE 298 - Culminating Experience - 1 to 4 units (total of 4 credits required)
Advanced work in areas not covered in any regular course offering. Course is repeatable for a maximum of four units.
Prerequisites: Instructor consent.

OR

ISE 299 - Master's Thesis - 1 to 4 units (total of 4 credits required)
Master's Thesis
Prerequisite: Consent of thesis advisor.


 

Elective Course Listings

DSID 131 - Interactive and Interface Design - 3 units
Advanced practical applications of interactive design theory, involving hardware and software/human interface. Emphasis on computer-related interface design.

DSID 226 - Ergonomics for Design - 3 units 
Aspects of products which affect human performance, comfort and safety. Emphasis on design of computer interfaces, automobiles and furniture. Topics include visual displays, anthropometry, seating design and safety design.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or pass BS Design portfolio review.

KIN 250 - Fundamentals of Quantative Research - 3 units
Survey of research methods used in the study of human performance. Interpretation of recent research.
Prerequisites : KIN 175 (or equivalent).

KIN 255 - Advanced Exercise Physiology - 3 units
Survey and critical evaluation of current concepts and literature regarding physiological regulatory mechanisms of the oxygen transport system and muscle metabolism. Acute and chronic effects of exercise with emphasis placed on physiological limitations.
Prerequisites : KIN 155 (or equivalent).

KIN 257 - Biomechanics - 3 units
Principles and laws of physics and mechanics as applied to analysis of human movement activities. Critical evaluation of current research findings in sport biomechanics.
Prerequisites : KIN 158 (or equivalent).

ISE 114 - Safety Engineering - 3 units
Hazards, accident prevention and engineering approaches to the design of equipment, facilities and processes. Provides familiarity with system safety, system evaluation and evaluation of alternative countermeasures. Latest safety regulations and agencies responsible for their enforcement.
Prerequisites : Graduate standing.

ISE 120 - Work Methods Design and Measurement  - 3 units
Design of efficient and effective work processes; includes process management, methods analysis and improvement and work measurement. Prerequisite: MATH 032. Allowed Declared Majors: Any Engineering. Corequisite: ISE 130.

ISE 215 - Usability Evaluation and Testing - 3 units
Seminar is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of usability testing methods, as applied to systems products and software-web applications. Course will address testing methods, processes and marketing justification for usability testing. Prerequisite: ISE 210

ISE 217 - Human-Computer Interaction - 3 units
Human performance characteristics, computational tools, and HCI applications. How to access/evaluate HCI requirements, to design HCI requirements, to assess the impact of design on performance, and to generalize the design implication to system function.
Prerequisites : Graduate standing.

ISE 218 - Interaction Design I - 3 units
Theory, science and application of user experience interaction design. Latest tools and techniques. Relationship between software interaction design patterns, usability, learnability and human performance in man-machine systems. Pre-requisite: ISE 217 Co-requisite: ISE 215

ISE 220 - Interaction Design II  - 3 units
Advanced topics for design of product and service experiences focused on methods that motivate, delight and influence human behavior during engagement with applications and information in multiple media and across devices ranging from wearables to mobile and Web.
Prerequisite: ISE 218

ISE 260 - Process Improvements in Healthcare - 3 units
Evaluation of US healthcare systems with emphasis on operational and quality aspects. Quantitative techniques and applications to improve health care systems efficiency and quality. Queuing models, capacity planning and analysis. Quality control and six sigma deployment in healthcare environment. Prerequisite: ISE 230 and ISE 235

ISE 261- Medical Errors Reduction and Patients Safety Engineering - 3 units
Standardization of national reporting of medical errors; patient safety and high risks processes performance analysis; Safety improvements utilizing human factors techniques; information technology applications to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety; structured teams and systems to reduce clinical errors. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Psyc 220 - Seminar in Experimental Psychology - 3 units
Applications of experimental method to current problems in psychology. Individual design and experimental work required.
Prerequisites : Psyc 120A.

Psyc 256 - Seminar in Perception - 3 units
Selected issues in visual sensation and perception. Topics include the perception of color, form, depth and motion. Emphasis on the relationship of perception to sensory physiology.
Prerequisites : Psyc 158 (or equivalent).

Psyc 235 - Seminar in Cognitive Psychology - 3 units
Theories and current research in cognitive psychology with emphasis on components of cognitive processing from pattern recognition to problem solving. Substantial emphasis on cognitive development and mechanisms of cognitive change.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ISE 114 - Safety Engineering - 3 units
Hazards, accident prevention and engineering approaches to the design of equipment, facilities and processes. Provides familiarity with system safety, system evaluation and evaluation of alternative countermeasures. Latest safety regulations and agencies responsible for their enforcement.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.

KIN 255 - Advanced Exercise Physiology - 3 units
Survey and critical evaluation of current concepts and literature regarding physiological regulatory mechanisms of the oxygen transport system and muscle metabolism. Acute and chronic effects of exercise with emphasis placed on physiological limitations.
Prerequisite: KIN 155 (or equivalent).

KIN 250 - Quantitative Research Methods in Kinesiology - 3 units
Design, analysis and interpretation of quantitative research. Course focuses on the research process from the formulation of a research problem through the analysis of data. Topics include: ethics in research, research design and analysis issues and techniques, psychometrics, descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric inferential statistics, critiquing research.
Prerequisite: KIN 175 (or equivalent).

ANTH 149 - Ethnographic Techniques - 3 units
Qualitative methods: research design, participant observation, collection of life histories, ethical responsibilities, interviewing, analysis and ethnographic writing. Prerequisite: ANTH 11 or instructor consent.

CS 235 - UI Design - 3 units
Human-computer interaction principles. Direct manipulation, focus plus context, interaction history; interfaces for websites and website collections; usability testing; role of metaphors; case studies; advanced topics include information visualization, interfaces for collaboration, intelligent interfaces, and software agents.
Prerequisite: CS 130 or CS 116A, or instructor consent.

Find out more about the MS - Human Factors/Ergonomics in the SJSU Catalog