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Prerequisite: Upper division undergraduate status in Engineering.
An introduction to the discipline of Human Factors Engineering. HFE is the science of designing for human use. Course will focus on information processing and the cognitive aspects of ergonomics design. Students will gain insight into effects of various environments (heat, cold, noise, information overload, etc.) on humans and human performance. Physical ergonomics (cumulative trauma disorders and biomechanics will be addressed briefly. These topics are covered in more depth in ME EN 6100 Ergonomics and ME EN 7100 Advanced Ergonomics. Meets with ME EN 6120.