Cognitive Systems Engineering Courses

The Cognitive Systems Engineering faculty offer a variety of courses through the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering. ​


Autumn 2022


Introduction to Cognitive Systems Engineering (ISE 5700)

Human-centered design of consumer products, websites, and complex sociotechnical systems. Topics include human-computer interaction and the design of decision support and distributed work systems. 3 credit hours.

Human-Centered Automation (ISE 5740)

Provides key concepts to make autonomous systems, robots, and artificially intelligent systems team players with responsible people. 3 credit hours.

Cognitive Systems Engineering: Design and Evaluation (ISE 5770)

Evaluation of product and system design to assess usefulness and usability; advanced design concepts for consumer products, websites, educational tools, and information retrieval systems. 3 credit hours.

Cognitive Systems Engineering: Advanced Topics (ISE 7700)

Seminar on emerging themes about human-machine systems and how these relate to current societal issues. 3 credit hours.

Cognitive Systems Engineering: Models and Methods (ISE 7720)

Covers models of human-machine cognitive systems and methods to of study human-machine cognitive systems in complex work settings. 3 credit hours.

Visual Analytics to Support Sensemaking (ISE 5760)

Introduction to creating visual representations that explicitly support peoples’ ability to understand what is happening in the world. 3 credit hours.


Spring 2023


Cognitive Engineering System (ISE 3700)

Human-centered design of cognitive tools and work systems. Human-computer interaction; decision making; human error; computer-supported distributed work; design of decision support systems. 3 credit hours.

Visual Analytics to Support Sensemaking (ISE 5760)

Introduction to creating visual representations that explicitly support peoples’ ability to understand what is happening in the world. 3 credit hours.

Fundamentals of Product Design Engineering (ISE 5682.01)

Lecture covering the fundamentals of the product design process, from concept creation to final implementation, including product architecture and design for manufacture and assembly. 3 credit hours.

Behind Human Error (ISE 5710)

Covers how complex systems fail and the human contribution to success and failure by studying actual disasters in diverse fields.
3 credit hours.