OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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Title: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MS, PhD), with 4 specialized courses in HF
Granted last 3 years: MS 9, PhD 1
Distance learning available: no
HFES student chapter: no
Program: Human Systems Engineering, including human factors (with emphasis on applications in aviation and medicine), ergonomics, human-machine systems engineering, human system integration, management systems engineering.
Contact: Kenneth H. Funk II, Oregon State University, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 118 Covell Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-2407; 541/737-2357, fax 541/737-5241; email@example.com, http://ie.oregonstate.edu/prospective/grad/. Catalog: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu
Deadlines (U.S.): 8/15 (fall), 12/1 (winter), 2/15 (spring), 5/1 (summer)
Deadlines (international): 6/15 (fall), 9/15 (winter), 12/15 (spring), 3/15 (summer)
GPA: 3.00 on last 90 quarter (60 semester) credit hours of first baccalaureate degree coursework plus all work completed thereafter
GRE: for MS applicants with accredited U.S. engineering degree, none; for other MS and all PhD, 720 q
Other: Baccalaureate degree in engineering, science, or mathematics, including coursework in linear algebra, calculus-based probability and statistics, engineering economy, and computer programming (deficiencies can be corrected after admission); TOEFL 550 for international applicants.
Work experience: medium
Students applying last year: 5
Entered program: 4
TUITION AND FEES:
% receiving: 60
Available: GTA, GRA, tuition exempt
Apply: with application
MS: 45 units, oral defense of thesis or oral exam, no languages or practical experience required, 2 1/2 years
Nonthesis option: yes
PhD: 120 units past baccalaureate degree, qualifying exam, oral defense of dissertation, research, no languages or practical experience required, 4 years
Required courses (units): Human Factors Engineering (4), Management Systems Engineering (4), Mathematical Modeling (3)
Electives: Industrial Safety (3), Human-Machine Systems Engineering (3), Industrial Ergonomics (3), Cognitive Engineering (3)
Required courses outside department: 0
Recommended courses outside department: 18
Class size: 15
Research facilities: Human factors/ergonomics lab with FAA-approved PCATD (flight simulator), surgical simulator/trainer, and laparoscopy equipment; graduate-only computer lab; OSU Valley Library (Library Journal's 1999 Library of the Year); OSU Survey Research Center; College of Health and Human Sciences Human Performance Lab.
Teaching: GTAs assist faculty in grading and course administration and conduct laboratories, recitations, and occasional class sessions; some may assume full responsibility for selected lower-division undergraduate courses.
Current research: Surgical safety, facilitating human performance in the operating room, work group effectiveness, mobile technology in education.
Active: 2 men, 3 women
First-year students: 2
Mean scores: MS: GRE 750 q, GPA 3.29; PhD: GRE 750 q, GPA 3.68
Toni L. Doolen, PhD 2001, Oregon State U; work group effectiveness, mobile technology in education, error management and error reduction, survey design and methodology
Kenneth H. Funk II, PhD 1980, Ohio State U; human factors in aviation and medicine, systems engineering, philosophy of technology
[Updated WInter 2007]