BSE Human-Centered Engineering Design
Human Centered Engineering Design is a thinking process that provides engineers with the technical background to research, identify, translate and document user needs; and consequently, generate creative product/process design ideas that address user requirements; and implement and evaluate the usability of products or services in a scientific way.
Human Centered Engineering Design is an interdisciplinary and inclusive field of study that bridges human-centered design, engineering design, art design, social sciences and business principles. The Bachelor of Science Engineering in Human-Centered Engineering Design (HCED) is offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering to address a growing need of engineering designers serving human needs by applying design thinking processes to the whole product life cycle while considering user needs, technologies, and business factors. BSE in HCED is concerned with the interactive, iterative, and creative problem solving and/or product and system development by building empathy with the customer to better understand their needs.