Human Factors

Student designing a project in the MakerSpace

Where humans meet machines.

Humans are great at solving certain types of problems. Machines are better at solving others. Tomorrow needs integrators who understand how humans use, interact with, and think and feel about technology. With a degree in human factors from Michigan Tech, you'll explore the roles that both humans and machines will play in solving the problems of tomorrow.

In one of the first undergraduate programs of its kind in the nation, you'll take courses in psychology, systems engineering, human-computer interaction, usability, business, and design. Choose one of three human factors concentrations to customize your degree and make you competitive in just about any industry: systems thinking and design, human-computer interface design, or innovation and human-centered design. Plus, you'll get hands-on experience working on real-world projects and research in a department committed to flexibility and personalized attention.

Want to accelerate your career? You can do that, too—earn a human factors master's degree in just one extra year with our Accelerated Master's program.

"My work with Rocket Mortgage focuses on understanding how people think about and approach home ownership—from the time they start looking at houses through purchasing and into maintaining. This information drives how we design products and tools that help people achieve that goal in the most frictionless way possible. In this case, a good [user experience] should be unnoticeable at worst and delightful at best."Dr. Natasha Hardy, Alumna

Learn more about human factors at Michigan Tech!