Current Students: Bachelor of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering's (HCDE's) Bachelor of Science curriculum is designed to give undergraduates a solid foundation in design, research, and usability, while providing opportunity to create a specialization in human-computer interaction or an individualized course of study. Students in HCDE graduate with engineering degrees.
Currently, there are two different sets of degree requirements depending on when students entered the program. Depending on the entry date, students need to visit one of the following Degree Requirements pages:
- Students admitted before Spring 2012: Degree Requirements
- Students admitted Spring 2012 or later: Degree Requirements
View the upcoming course schedule for undergraduate courses in the Human Centered Design & Engineering program. Students are expected to follow a pattern of registration through the HCDE required course sequence and to complete their other courses while they pursue the technical communication sequence. This required course sequence takes four to seven quarters to complete. It is important that each student has time to grow, to develop the necessary skills, and to integrate the knowledge necessary to enter the profession.
If you have any questions about the appropriate course sequence, or are having trouble planning your course schedule, please contact the undergraduate advisor for assistance.
Policies Related to the Undergraduate Curriculum
Effective autumn 2013, all students majoring in Human Centered Design & Engineering will be required to have a laptop they can use in classes and for their studies.
HCDE is investigating ways to arrange special pricing to students and will provide more information as it becomes available.
Students may take no more than 8 credits of variable credit that can be counted towards their degree. Variable credit courses include HCDE 496 and HCDE 499. More information about this and other policies is available on the Variable Credit page.
Students whose total credits reach 210 will have a registration hold placed on their records for subsequent quarters, which may affect their ability to graduate. Please see your advisor before your registration reaches 210 credits.
For additional information about graduation requirements, contact the HCDE advisor.
The policy regarding Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory grading is:
- Students may choose the S/NS grading option only for free elective courses;
- Students may not take courses on an S/NS basis if they are on probation;
- A maximum of 6 credits may be taken S/NS in any one quarter.