Work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities remain a substantial concern in the U.S. and globally. These adverse events and outcomes involve major human suffering and impose a significant economic burden to individuals, businesses, and nations. This concentration is designed to provide interdisciplinary training and exposure to the major methods, tools, and approaches needed to improve occupational safety and health in the U.S. and beyond. The concentration is also intended to provide the foundation for impactful dissertation research in the areas of occupational ergonomics and safety.

Note: this concentration is required of all students funded through the department’s NIOSH Training Grant.

Coursework Requirements

Number Title Credits
ISE 5024 ISE Seminar 0
ISE 5104 Operations Research 3
ISE 5615 Human Factors Research Design I 4
Number Title Credits
ISE 5604 Human Information Processing 3
ISE 5605 Human Factors in System Design 3
ISE 5614 Human Physical Capabilities 3
ISE 5674 System Safety Analysis 3
ISE 5984 Occupational Health and Safety Practice 3
Number Title Credits
ISE 4654 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
ISE 4624 Work Physiology 3
ISE 5644 Human Audition and Auditory Display Design 3
ISE 5694 Macroergonomics 3
ISE 6014 Proposing IE Research 3
ISE 6624 Advanced Topics in Human Factors & Ergonomics 3
BMES 5024 Biomedical Engineering & Human Disease 3
BMES 5134 Biomechanics and Simulation of Movement I 3
BMES 5144 Biomechanics and Simulation of Movement II 3
BMES 5184 Injury Physiology 3
BMVS 6554 Advanced Epidemiology 2
CEE 4114 Fundamentals of Public Health Engineering 3
CEE 4684 Transportation Safety 3
CEE 4064 Design for Hazard Control in Construction 3
CEE 5124 Fundamentals of Environmental Texicology 3
ESM 4224 Biodynamics & Control 3
ESM 5224 Advanced Musculoskeletal Biomechanics 3
HNFE 5724 Epidemiology 3
STAT 5404 Nonparametric Statistics 3
STAT 5504 Multivariate Statistical methods 3
STS 5444 Issues in Bioethics 3

BMES = Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; BMVS = Biomedical & Veterinary Sciences; CEE = Civil & Environmental Engineering; ESM = Engineering Science & Mechanics; HNFE = Human Nutrition, Food, & Exercise; STAT = Statistics; STS = Science & Technology in Society