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. Copyright 2012 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • September 2012