Academic Programs

Safety and Ergonomics


To train students to become the occupational safety and ergonomics practitioners of the future while conducting scholarly research in the areas of occupational biomechanics, occupational safety and cognitive ergonomics.

The program, located in the Department of Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, considers all aspects of safety and ergonomics, including occupational safety, systems safety, cognitive ergonomics, and physical ergonomics, as well as cross-disciplinary topics, such as industrial toxicology and epidemiology, that are available through the NC OSHERC.


Degrees offered: BSMS, MIE, MSIE, PhD

NIOSH-funded students pursue the MSIE (thesis master's degree), MIE (non-thesis master's degree) and BSMS (five-year combined bachelor's and master's degree). Students pursuing these master's degrees typically complete their program of study in two years. The program area within the department also offers the PhD degree in industrial engineering.

Program Director

David B. Kaber, PhD, CHFP
Director, The Ergonomics Laboratory
Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
North Carolina State University
400 Daniels Hall
111 Lampe Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695-7906
Phone: 919-515-0312

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Last updated 07/13/2016