16.400 Human Systems Engineering

Class Info

Provides a fundamental understanding of human factors that must be taken into account in the design and engineering of complex aviation, space, and medical systems. Focuses primarily on derivation of human engineering design criteria from sensory, motor, and cognitive sources. Includes principles of displays, controls and ergonomics, manual control, the nature of human error, basic experimental design, and human-computer interaction in supervisory control settings. Students taking graduate version complete a research project with a final written report and oral presentation.

This class has 16.09, and 6.041 as prerequisites.

16.400 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by L. A. Stirling.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 37-212.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Human Factors Engineering site.

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