Thesis / Project Requirements

Announcement Regarding Plans A, B, and C for the "Culminating Experience"

Plans A, B and C are now all available for HF/E students.

You may ask: Where online can I find information about Plans A, B and C? These are described online.

HF/E students are expected to elect the degree without thesis plan (Plan B) for the HF/E culminating experience. Plan A (Thesis Plan) and Plan C (Creative Project) are only allowed for this degree with permission from the Program Director.

  • Those electing Plan B will register for a total of 4 credits of ISE 298.
  • Those approved for Plan A or Plan C will register for a total of 4 credits of ISE 299 (or the 299 course offered by the Academic department of their thesis committee chair).

There will be no difference in the types of projects, poster presentation, report contents, or quality of student's work expected between these Plans. The only differences will be the report deadlines, review process, and whether the final report resides in the University library or in the ISE Department library.

If a student elects, and is granted permission to pursue Plans A or C, the following program rules will apply.

Plans A or C Guidelines

  1. Enrollment: In order to successfully complete the Masters Program in Human Factors and Ergonomics, a student must be continuously enrolled in that program for all consecutive semesters until the thesis is completed. [1]
  2. Thesis Advisement: In order to successfully complete the Masters Program in Human Factors and Ergonomics, a student should initiate their thesis process after completing their core classes, and having convened a committee, must register for not more than 4 thesis credits.
  3. Thesis Completion: The student will complete the thesis defense and submit the thesis to the Office of Graduate studies and the University library. The committee chair will notify the program director of successful completion and the program director will issue a letter attesting to the successful completion of the culminating experience (thesis).

[1] Emergency leave requests for a semester will be considered on an individual basis.