Incorporating industry goals into academic programs: A case study of a successful effort Academic Article uri icon


  • The need for trained Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) professionals has increased remarkably over the last few years. The skill sets these professionals need to have vary by industry and changes over time. However, current employers of HF/E new-hires have repeatedly indicated that students are not getting sufficient training and preparation for their positions. This panel will present a case study of how a newly developed program integrated the needs of industry into the academic requirements of the program. Further, the question and discussion part of the panel session will focus on developing a guideline for other programs to utilize to integrate the needs of industry into their academic programs.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Bartha, M. C., Peres, S. C., Harper, C., Holden, K., Meingast, M., Muddimer, A., & Smith, D.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Bartha, Michael C||Peres, S Camille||Harper, Christy||Holden, Kritina||Meingast, Melissa||Muddimer, Andrew||Smith, Danielle

publication date

  • September 2012