Curriculum Development for HF/E Graduate Students Conference Paper uri icon


  • As a department, we were tasked with completely revising a HF/E and safety curriculum that had not been thoroughly revised or updated for years. We were producing students that could recite the same information all HF/E professionals know by heart and is the basis for our profession, but were having trouble finding gainful employment upon graduation. Our task was to update the curriculum in such a way as to still impart the knowledge and skills needed by HF/E professionals, but in a way that tailors that skill set and knowledge to something they can apply in an industry setting based on first-hand experience. Results three years post review shows students graduating with multiple job offers and advancing in their career paths at rates faster than their peers.

name of conference

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Pickens, A. W., & Benden, M. E.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Pickens, Adam W||Benden, Mark E

publication date

  • September 2013