What's Human Factors?

Human factors examines the relationship between human beings and the systems with which they interact (World Health Organization). Human Factors requires a cross-disciplinary approach that encompass Engineering, Kinesiology and Cognitive Science. At the Human Systems Lab, we apply our cross-disciplinary Human Factors approach to investigate the human interaction with machines and automation in fields like transportation, manufacturing, and military.

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To pursue a career in Human Factors, background knowledge in Kinesiology, Cognitive Science or Engineering is required.

The Movement Science program at the University of Windsor is the ideal starting point to gain key Human Factors knowledge. The program offers students relevant Human Factors expertise that they will need to enter this fast growing job market. The Certificate in Human Factors and Ergonomics also offer our students the ability to fast-track the path to become a Certified Canadian Professional Ergonomist.

The Master of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor offers graduate students the opportunity to work more closely with established professionals in Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Human Factors, and Cognitive Science.