Engineering Psychology Program

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NMSU offers master’s- and doctoral-level training in Engineering Psychology with an emphasis on human factors and usability. Research interests of our faculty include how trust affects operator responses to automation recommendations, how operators monitor and control multiple unmanned aerial vehicles, visual search during luggage screening tasks, perceptual and cognitive processes in reading, simulation of human auditory perception, biases in the perception of moving objects, and selective attention. Students completing a degree in engineering psychology typically take positions in the computer industry working in the design and evaluation of user interfaces.

Our program trains students to:

  • design, analyze, and interpret empirical research
  • incorporate research findings into principles of human performance
  • apply these principles to the design, use, and maintenance of human-machine-environment systems

These skills enable our graduates to succeed in any applied setting. Our program emphasizes interrelationships with cognitive psychology, including human-computer interaction and knowledge engineering.

Alumni of our graduate program are currently employed at Boeing, Lexmark, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Dell.

Engineering Psychology Faculty