Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering – Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, M.Sc.

University of Wisconsin Madison

Study in:United States
179 days
Deadline: 15 Dec 2019


Challenges and problems with health systems bring an increased need for engineers who can lead innovation. The Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering – Master of Science in Industrial Engineering at University of Wisconsin Madison enables you to improve system performance and drive positive change in the health industry.

While people work with computers in every industry, the need for accuracy and ease of use increases dramatically in the healthcare field. At UW–Madison, you learn to address and overcome known challenges by applying existing human performance knowledge and generating new and relevant experimental data.

What You Learn

  • Identify sources and investigate solutions to questions and challenges in industrial and systems engineering
  • Combine traditional engineering principles and human factors research to achieve compatibility among machines, people, and environments
  • Optimize human well-being and overall system performance through problem solving and the application of classroom knowledge
  • Critique or elaborate on theories, research methods, and approaches to human factors and their effect on systems, such as decision science, operations research, and quality engineering
  • Synthesize industrial data to solve problems in the healthcare industry

Program Structure

Modules included:

  • Introduction to Human Factors
  • Health Systems Engineering
  • Human Factors Design
  • Ergonomics in Service
  • Occupational Biomechanics
  • Occupational Safety & Health Engineering
  • Sociotechnical Systems
  • Organization & Job Design
  • Quality of Health Care: Evaluation and Assurance
  • Human Performance & Accident Causation
  • Patient Safety & Error Reduction

Academic Requirements

  • This program accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    • The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today’s graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections – Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 – 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    • Hold a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering or related area or equivalent
    • Submit a Statement of Purpose with online application
    • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission.

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