This program will prepare students for career opportunities in human-centered engineering design and related fields. The human-centered engineering design-related fields are one of the fastest-growing. Innovative engineering designers leading through the journey of human-centered are needed in all fields of engineering. The future demands more and more human-centered engineering designers and we want to prepare you to embrace the future with confidence. 

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Typical Job Titles

  • Content Strategist
  • Design Researcher
  • Experience Strategist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Product Manager
  • Program Manager
  • UI Designer
  • UX Architect
  • Web UX Designer

Career Development

The undergraduate program director and the members of the program committee would serve as program advisers for all the students, assisting them in course selection, monitoring their progress towards completion of the degree, and providing career counseling. The HCED program also includes programs elements such as real-world industry problems that connects with you industry mentors.


Human-Centered Engineering Designers work for a variety of engineering industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • High-tech
  • Semiconductor
  • Medical devices
  • Information technology

Software development Human-Centered Engineering Designers can also work in the defense and high-profile companies, such as:

  • Ford
  • GM
  • Toyota
  • Tesla
  • Chrysler
  • Google
  • Apple
  • Facebook
  • Bosch
  • Denso international
  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • General Electric
  • US Department of Defence
  • US Department of Energy

Career Experiences

Watch alumni discuss their career experiences after graduating with an HCED degree.

See other HCED alumni jobs in the HCED Alumni Directory.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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