ENGR 581A4 - Human Systems Integration

  • 3 credits

Consideration of the human (e.g., operator, user, maintainer) is a critical component to systems engineering. The goal of Human Systems Integration is to account for human capabilities and limitations when designing and evaluating complex systems, in order to enhance safety, efficiency, usability, and reduce life cycle costs. Students in this class will be provided with the knowledge on research methods and design issues related to Human Systems Integration. Contexts will include transportation, health care, manufacturing, military, and other complex control systems.

This class is offered online in a webinar-style format, and can be accessed synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous means you can log on live and participate in the class as it is occurring on campus, but participation in this format is not mandatory. Synchronous class meetings are Tuesdays 5:15-8:00pm MT. Asynchronous means you can access the video recording of the class sessions whenever it is convenient for you.

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email

csu_online_registration@mail.colostate.edu to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.

This class is available live via the Internet during the in-person course section time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. You can also attend the class in person if you contact the instructor ahead of time.


Erika Miller


Dr. Erika Miller is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Systems Engineering Program at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on driver behavior within transportation systems, the interaction of humans with autonomous systems, human-machine trust, the integration of human factors and automation within systems, and safety analysis. Her education and research background is in civil engineering, industrial & systems engineering, and transportation systems. Dr. Miller received her B.S. from Oregon State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Learn more at: http://https://www.engr.colostate.edu/se/erika-miller/