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SYSE 534 - Human Systems Integration

  • 3 credits

Evaluation of human capabilities and limitations when designing and evaluating complex systems in order to enhance safety, efficiency, usability, and reduce life cycle costs.

Course Objectives:
Topics include transportation, health care, manufacturing, military, and other complex control systems.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
• Explain how perception, cognition, biases, trust, and decision-making influence human-system interactions
• Implement concepts of human capabilities and limitations to the design and evaluation of existing and new systems
• Design studies to examine system performance with respect to the human
• Understand basic principles in human-automation interactions and supervisory control


Bachelor's degree required. Credit not allowed for both SYSE 534 and ENGR 581A4

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 to learn more. (Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.)

This class is available live via the Internet Tuesdays from 5:15 to 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted.

Textbooks and Materials

No text required.


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.

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