Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is an interdisciplinary club for undergraduate and graduate students at FIT interested in human factors and ergonomics. For more information, you may contact President Morgan Eudy
Become a Safety Expert with a Human Factors & Safety Degree
Develop Expertise in Modern Aviation Research and Technologies
Human Factors can be described as the field of study that examines the science behind the human element in human-machine interactions. Students pursuing a human factors degree are truly interdisciplinary, studying aspects of psychology, engineering, science, and design. Florida Tech’s College of Aeronautics has been consistently recognized as home to the best university-based aviation programs in the country for more than 45 years. With high tech labs and facilities, expert faculty, and virtually endless research opportunities, the human factors and safety program is no exception.
Students seeking a human factors degree may choose to add the flight option to their major. Human factors and safety without flight focuses on applied psychology and sciences for a technical career in human factors and safety.
Learn From Human Factors Experts
Florida Tech’s faculty are accomplished researchers, aviators, and engineers—experts in all aspects of human factors and safety. The College of Aeronautics boasts faculty who are experts in at least one other area such as law, avionics, environmental science, or air traffic control. Students studying for a human factors degree benefit from learning from educators with backgrounds as diverse as the study of human factors itself.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, human factors degree majors build leadership and professional experience through internships. Students also participate in academic organizations like Collegiate Aviation Business Executives, Human Factors Professional Association, the Falcons Intercollegiate Flight Team, Women in Aviation, Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.
Pursue an Advanced Degree
After receiving an aviation degree, many students go on to graduate school (many at Florida Tech) for advanced degrees in aviation human factors, human centered design, applied aviation safety, and many more.
Human factors degree students who choose to pursue the flight option train to become professional pilots at FIT Aviation. Located just a few minutes from the Florida Tech campus at the Melbourne International Airport, FIT Aviation manages a fleet of over 40 aircraft. The diverse training fleet includes Piper Archer TX aircraft featuring Garmin G1000 avionics as well as the multi-engine Seminole and the complex Arrow. Adventurous flight students have the opportunity to add aerobatics training as an elective.