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Human factors is a discipline in which principles of cognition, information processing, learning, and perception are applied to the design of technology. This modeling and simulation certificate provides students with a focus on psychological principles that address end-user capabilities with models of human behavior and with knowledge/skill acquisition. This certificate is designed for graduate students in psychology who are interested in pursuing a career in modeling and simulation or for doctoral students who wish to focus on human factors issues in modeling and simulation It is anticipated that students will complete the program in 2 semesters (full time enrollment) or 2 years (part-time enrollment or working to complement a graduate degree).
The certificate is offered both full-time and part-time.
The Human Factors Psychology Certificate in Modeling and Simulation is part of ODU’s university-wide modeling and simulation initiative.
The methods, techniques, and concepts covered in the certificate can be utilized in academic, industrial/commercial, and government settings.
The certificate covers techniques that can be applied across many disciplines, such as aviation, surface transportation, human-computer interaction, health care, and many others.
The certificate emphasizes basic knowledge and principles in human cognition, sensation and perception, and human factors predictive along with fundamental modeling and simulation methods.
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Modeling and simulation |M and S) discipline surveyed at an overview level of detail. Basic terminology, modeling methods, and simulation paradigms are introduced. Applications of M and S in various disciplines are discussed. The course provides a general conceptual framework for those interested in using M and S and for further studies in M and S. Not open to MSVE degree seeking students. Prerequisites: graduate standing; undergraduate exposure to calculus and probability and statistics.
Lecture and discussion 3 hours; 3 credits. A survey of human sensation and perception emphasizing historical contributions, recent theoretical and methodological developments, and empirical findings.
The application and evaluation of psychological principles and research relating human behavior to the design of tools, technology, and the work environment. Theory, methods, and application are emphasized. Prerequisites: PSYC 731/PSYC 831 and PSYC 741/PSYC 841 or equivalents or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Certificate program in M&S in Human Factors Psychology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Requirements for this program include a strong background in basic and applied areas of psychology as well as quantitative research methods. All applicants admitted to the certificate program must meet ODU requirements for admission to a graduate program in psychology—holding a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Students pursuing the certificate in conjunction with a Ph.D. degree program may be eligible for an M&S Fellowship.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Mark Scerbo Ph.D. (Human Factors)
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