Human Systems Integration - Curriculum 359 (DL), Curriculum 362 (RES)

Curriculum 359 (DL)

Program Officer and Academic Associate

Lawrence G. Shattuck, Ph.D.

Code OR, Glasgow Hall, Room 234

(831) 656-2473, DSN 756-2473

FAX (831) 656-2595

Lgshattu@nps.edu

Curriculum 362 (RES)

Program Officer

Peter Ward, CDR, SC, USN

Code OR, Glasgow Hall, Room 264

(831) 656-3026, DSN 756-3026

FAX (831) 656-2595

pwward1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Lawrence G. Shattuck, Ph.D.

Code OR, Glasgow Hall, Room 234

(831) 656-2473, DSN 756-2473

FAX (831) 656-2595

Lgshattu@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Human Systems Integration (HSI) is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes human considerations as a priority in systems design and acquisition, to reduce life cycle costs, and improve total system performance. HSI has been divided into several distinct domains that include human factors engineering, manpower, personnel, training, human survivability, health hazards, system safety, and habitability. HSI is based on the understanding that people (operators, maintainers, and support personnel) are critical elements of the system and that a human-centered design perspective promotes system effectiveness, safety, and cost savings. This degree will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be effective leaders in the assessment, design, testing, and management of a total human machine system throughout its life cycle.

Requirements for Entry

A baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Students without these quantitative prerequisites will be accepted in cases where their undergraduate records indicate that they are exceptional students and there are other indicators of potential. An academic profile code (APC) of 335 is required for the resident program, and 345 for the distance learning program.

Entry Date

Human Systems Integration is an eight-quarter course of study (including Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)) with entry in the Fall Quarter. If further information is needed, contact the Academic Associate or the Program Officer for this curriculum.

Degree

Master of Human Systems Integration

The degree of Master of Human Systems Integration (HSI) requires:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 40 quarter-hours of graduate-level courses with:
    1. At least 20 quarter-hours of 4000-level courses, and
    2. Human Systems Integration core courses and a series of supporting courses, including coursework in HSI domains, Systems Engineering, Defense Acquisition, Cost Estimation, and Probability and Statistics, all of which are set in a matrix approved by the Chairman, Department of Operations Research.
  2. Students are required to demonstrate mastery of Human Systems Integration practice through satisfactory completion of a two-quarter capstone project approved by the Chairman, Department of Operations Research. The quarter-hours earned in the Capstone project are applied towards satisfying the minimum graduate level quarter-hours for the degree.

Master of Science in Human Systems Integration

The degree of Master of Science in Human Systems Integration requires:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 40 quarter-hours of graduate-level courses with:
    1. At least 20 quarter-hours of 4000 level courses.
    2. An elective sequence approved by the Chairman, Department of Operations Research.
  2. Submission of an acceptable thesis on a subject previously approved by the Chairman, Department of Operations Research.

Subspecialty (RES)

Navy P- Code: 4600P

Typical Course of Study- Curriculum 359 (DL)

(Distance Learning)

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3411Introduction to Human Systems Integration

3

0

MN3301Acquisition of Defense Systems

4

0

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3412Human Systems Integration in the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle

3

0

SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3413Human Systems Integration Tools, Tradeoffs, and Processes

3

1

OA3401Human Factors in System Design

3

1

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA4414Human Systems Integration Case Studies and Applications

4

0

OS3111Probability and Statistics for HSI and MOVES

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA4401Individual Performance & Personnel Considerations

3

1

OS3112Statistics and Design of Experiments

4

2

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA4406Survivability, Habitability, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health

4

0

OA4408Macroergonomics and Organizational Behavior in Human Systems Integration

3

1

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA4402Training and Simulation

3

1

OA4702Cost Estimation

4

0

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA4603Test and Evaluation

4

0

OA4415HSI Case Studies and Applications (Capstone II)

4

0

OA4415: Capstone Part 2

Typical Course of Study- Curriculum 362 (RES)

(Navy, Marine Corps)

Summer Refresher

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA1113Single Variable Calculus I

4

0

MA1114Single Variable Calculus II with Matrix Algebra

4

0

GB3012Communication for Managers

3

0

NW3230Strategy & War

4

2

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3411Introduction to Human Systems Integration

3

0

OS3111Probability and Statistics for HSI and MOVES

4

0

OA3401Human Factors in System Design

3

1

SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3402Research Methods for Performance Assessment

3

1

OS3113Data Analysis for HSI and MOVES

4

1

MN3331Principles of Acquisition and Program Management

5

1

SI3400Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3412Human Systems Integration in the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle

3

0

OS3112Statistics and Design of Experiments

4

2

OA4407Human Anthropometry-and Biomechanics

3

1

SE3302System Suitability

3

2

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA4406Survivability, Habitability, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health

4

0

OA4603Test and Evaluation

4

0

OA4109Survey Research Methods

4

2

SE3303System Assessment

3

2

NW3230Strategy & War

4

2

NW3230: if the Summer refresher is not taken

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3413Human Systems Integration Tools, Tradeoffs, and Processes

3

1

MN4115Foundations of Education and Learning in DoD Organizations

4

0

OA4401Individual Performance & Personnel Considerations

3

1

NW3285Theater Security Decision Making

4

0

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OS4701Manpower and Personnel Models

4

0

OA4702Cost Estimation

4

0

OA4408Macroergonomics and Organizational Behavior in Human Systems Integration

3

1

MV4002Simulation and Training

4

1

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MN3111Analysis of Human Resource Management

4

0

OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

NW3275Joint Maritime Operations - part 1

4

0

OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

OA4414Human Systems Integration Case Studies and Applications

4

0

NW3276Joint Maritime Operations - part 2

2

2

Typical Course of Study

(Army, International, Civilians, Air Force)

Summer Refresher

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MA1113Single Variable Calculus I

4

0

MA1114Single Variable Calculus II with Matrix Algebra

4

0

GB3012Communication for Managers

3

0

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3411Introduction to Human Systems Integration

3

0

OS3111Probability and Statistics for HSI and MOVES

4

0

OA3401Human Factors in System Design

3

1

SE3100Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

3

2

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3402Research Methods for Performance Assessment

3

1

OS3113Data Analysis for HSI and MOVES

4

1

MN3331Principles of Acquisition and Program Management

5

1

SI3400Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3412Human Systems Integration in the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle

3

0

OS3112Statistics and Design of Experiments

4

2

OA4407Human Anthropometry-and Biomechanics

3

1

SE3302System Suitability

3

2

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA4406Survivability, Habitability, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health

4

0

OA4603Test and Evaluation

4

0

OA4109Survey Research Methods

4

2

SE3303System Assessment

3

2

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA3413Human Systems Integration Tools, Tradeoffs, and Processes

3

1

MN4115Foundations of Education and Learning in DoD Organizations

4

0

OA4401Individual Performance & Personnel Considerations

3

1

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OS4701Manpower and Personnel Models

4

0

OA4702Cost Estimation

4

0

OA4408Macroergonomics and Organizational Behavior in Human Systems Integration

3

1

MV4002Simulation and Training

4

1

Quarter 7

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MN3111Analysis of Human Resource Management

4

0

OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

Quarter 8

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

OA0810Thesis Research for Operations Analysis Students

0

8

OA4414Human Systems Integration Case Studies and Applications

4

0

Provisional Learning Outcomes

Human Systems Integration - Curriculum 359 (DL)

The goal of the distance learning program is to educate eligible personnel within the federal government and defense contractor organizations in the discipline of Human Systems Integration (HSI). Graduates of this program will possess the skills necessary to function as practitioners of HSI.

  1. SYSTEMS APPROACH: Graduates will be able to positively influence the activities the Program Management (PM), Systems Engineering (SE), and Test & Evaluation (T&E) communities as they function within the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Lifecycle.
  2. HSI DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE: Graduates will demonstrate a basic knowledge of all HSI domains: Human Factors Engineering, Manpower, Personnel, Training, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health, Survivability, and Habitability. Graduates will be familiar with the primary approaches and techniques used by each HSI domain.
  3. HUMAN PERFORMANCE: Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of the cognitive and physiological capabilities and constraints on human performance in operational settings. Graduates will be able to assess factors that affect human performance such as attention, memory, workload, situation awareness, stress, fatigue, and human error.
  4. IMPLEMENTING HSI TRADEOFFS: Graduates will be able to conduct elementary tradeoffs across HSI domains, as well as tradeoffs involving engineering, acquisition, and T&E disciplines. They will be able to articulate the impacts and risks associated with those tradeoffs to technical and non-technical audiences.
  5. ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES: Graduates will be able to conduct fundamental quantitative and qualitative research in both field and laboratory settings within the context of the defense acquisition process.
  6. MODELING and SIMULATION: Graduates will be familiar with basic modeling and simulation (M&S) techniques to explore tradeoffs across HSI domains and tradeoffs involving engineering, acquisition, and T&E disciplines.

Provisional Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

Human Systems Integration - Curriculum 362 (RES)

The goal of this curriculum is to educate Naval Officers of the United States Navy in Human Systems Integration. The delivery method is an in-resident course at the Naval Postgraduate School. Human Systems Integration (HSI) acknowledges that the human is a critical component in any complex system. It is an interdisciplinary approach that makes explicit the underlying tradeoffs across the HSI domains, and other engineering disciplines, logistics, acquisition, and T&E, optimizing total system performance while minimizing total ownership costs. The graduate of this program will possess the skills necessary to function as a practitioner in HSI.

HSI DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE: Graduates will possess a thorough background in all HSI domains: Human Factors Engineering, Manpower, Personnel, Training, Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health, Survivability, and Habitability. Graduates will understand the basis for the decisions made by individual domain specialists and will be familiar with the primary approaches and techniques used by each of the HSI domains.

  1. ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES: Graduates will be able to perform tradeoff analysis across domains and other engineering disciplines, logistics, acquisition, and T&E, and to conduct empirical analysis within the domains of human systems integration. They will be able to apply, at the right place and at the right time, these analytical methods and tools in both field and laboratory settings within the context of the defense acquisition process.
  2. MODELING and SIMULATION: Graduates will be able to apply Modeling and Simulation (M&S) techniques to explore HSI domain tradeoffs and tradeoffs within other engineering disciplines, logistics, acquisition, and T&E. They will demonstrate the ability to apply M&S techniques within and across the HSI domains to facilitate the development, T&E, operations, and sustainment of military systems.
  3. HUMAN PERFORMANCE: HSI maintains that the human is a critical component in any complex system. Graduates will understand the basis of both individual and team performance in military settings including human information processing, perception, cognition, decision making, and motor control. Graduates will understand current theory and practice in assessing cognitive factors that affect human performance such as attention, memory, situation awareness, stress, fatigue, and motivation. Graduates will understand current scientific knowledge of factors affecting human performance and human error.
  4. SYSTEMS APPROACH: Graduates will comprehend the principles and practices of the fields of PM, SE, and logistics, and T&E as related to the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle. Knowledge of HSI influences on PM, SE, and logistics, and T&E will enable graduates to positively influence the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle at appropriate times and in the right manner.
  5. IMPLEMENTING HSI TRADEOFFS: Graduates will learn techniques to develop domain level trades, trades within other engineering disciplines, logistics, acquisition, and T&E, impacts, and risk assessments, and the ability to negotiate and communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences. Graduates will understand the political, organizational, social, and economic issues associated with integrating human-machine systems into organizational cultures and environments.
  6. JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION: Students will be encouraged to complete the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) program. This sequence of courses develops an understanding of warfighting within the context of operational art. Topics include: national military capabilities and command structure, joint and service doctrine, joint planning and execution, and joint multinational forces and integration at the operational level of war. JPME includes coursework in wargaming designed to develop an appreciation of the art of war.

Curriculum Sponsor and ESR Approval Authority

Approved as l ESRs; N15 letter "REPORT OF CURRICULUM REVIEW OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (362) AND CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (262)."