Graduate Certificate in Human Systems Integration

Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Department of Business and Information Technology

Program Description   |   Curriculum   |   Course Descriptions
Admission Requirements   |   Graduate Degrees 

 

Program Description:

The Department of Engineering Management and Management and Information Systems Department propose the certificate program entitled “Human Systems Integration (HSI)”.  This certificate will prepare students to have a significant impact on complex tasks involving humans.  It will be beneficial for our army officers at Ft. Leonard Wood, defense contractors in our Systems Engineering degree program and others wanting to specialize in HSI.  In our increased threat environment, the consequences of HSI failures will become even more critical.  We can no longer afford to have a token human factors specialist added to teams addressing complex military issues.  A more effective comprehensive approach is to broadly educate military personnel and defense contractors and others in HSI.  An increased understanding of human performance will allow for improved performance across the areas of interest which will be gained from this certificate and will result in improved survivability in response to disasters and catastrophes.

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Admission Requirements:

This program is designed to appeal to working professionals. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit can be counted in the M.S. degree once accepted into the M.S. degree. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of  "B" or better in each of the courses taken, they can apply to the M.S. program in engineering management. The certificate program may be followed by six additional 3 credit courses to complete the M.S. degree. The certificate program is open to all persons holding a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in engineering or a physical science and who have a minimum of 12-months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree  program at Missouri S&T.

Admission Standards

  • B.S. in engineering or a physical science
  • Undergraduate courses: Calculus Series (I, II, III), Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics or Chemistry, Engineering Economy
  • GPA: Regular status: 2.75 Cumulative
  • TOEFL: All international applicants must submit a current TOEFL score, regardless of prior academic experience or place of study. Regular status: 580/237/92

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses as given below. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.

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Curriculum:

Required:

  • ENG MGT 5330: Advanced Human Factors
  • IST 5885: Human Computer Interaction
  • ENG MGT 6310: Human Systems Integration

Choose one course from the following two:

  • ENG MGT 5316: Safety Engineering Management
  • IST 5887: Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation

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Course Descriptions:

Course Descriptions:

      Course descriptions can be found in the catalog at catalog.mst.edu/graduate.

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GRADUATE DEGREES:

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Business Administration (MBA) 
Engineering Management (MS) 
Information Science and Technology (MS)

(Applicants must indicate which program they wish to use the certificate as a gateway for when initially applying for the certificate).

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