Human Systems Engineering

The elective package in Human Systems Engineering offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills applicable to the design and analysis of systems that interact closely with humans. This package draws upon the disciplines of engineering, psychology, and physiology in order to provide students with basic understandings of the capabilities and limitations of humans within a system context. The Department offers a selection of courses in the areas of human factors/ergonomics, as well as image processing and biomedical engineering. Application-oriented courses show how human systems methods can be applied in the design of interactive systems, in biomedical and clinical systems, and in the industrial workplace. In addition, students are encouraged to select other courses to complement and strengthen their fundamental knowledge in their chosen fields of study. These might include courses in statistics and experimental design, cognitive and developmental psychology, perception and pattern recognition, signal processing and kinesiology, or biomechanics and occupational health and safety. The elective courses in this package are as follows:

3B (Winter)

  • SYDE 348 User Centred Design Methods

  • SYDE 384 Biological and Human Systems

  • SYDE 444 Biomedical Measurement and Signal Processing

4A (Fall)

  • SYDE 475 Image Processing

  • SYDE 543 Cognitive Ergonomics

4B (Winter)

  • SYDE 372 Introduction to Pattern Recognition

  • SYDE 384 Biological and Human Systems

  • SYDE 444 Biomedical Measurement and Signal Processing (if not taken in 3B)

  • SYDE 542 Interface Design