Masters Theses


Hao Zhang


"Over the past decade, the military (both US and foreign) has developed a wide range of tools, techniques, and technologies for integrating human factors into systems engineering. Human Systems Integration (HSI) came forth as a new multidisciplinary field of study composed of several basic areas including Human Factors Engineering, System Safety, Health Hazards, Personnel Survivability, Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Habitability. An online survey was designed to examine education and training in HSI. 19 HSI experts responded to the survey. The feedback showed that there is a lack of high qualified practitioners in HSI. Many HSI practitioners are lacking of required skills due to limited resources of education and training in HSI area. A common opinion shared by all the experts is that there are limited programs in HSI or the education programs are not focused on HSI. Many major universities do not have an adequate program. Majority of the HSI programs are focused on mostly Human Factors and are not really on HSI. All aspects of the domains in HSI are not covered in the programs. The experts recommend more applications or hands-on. A series of HSI education and training programs are discussed and recommendations are made to provide a path of future improvement for future students and employers in the field of HSI. Predictions are also made concerning the potential that HSI and Human Factors could be merged into one systematic science that could be used in both industrial and military complex systems"--Abstract, page iii.


Murray, Susan L.

Committee Member(s)

Raper, Stephen A.
Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2008


ix, 93 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-119)


© 2008 Hao Zhang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Human engineering -- Case studies -- Evaluation
Systems engineering -- Case studies -- Evaluation

Thesis Number

T 9420

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