Design for Usability

Program Type:
Online Certificate
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credits Required

Study the methods of user-centered design and usability engineering that can be used to assess and assure usability throughout a product, service or system development cycle through the online Graduate Certificate in Design for Usability program. You’ll learn how to design products that are both ergonomically sound and easy to use, as well as how to plan and conduct usability tests, analyze related data and use the results to improve the design of a product, service or system. Whether you’re continuing your engineering career or just starting out, your UCF Online education will expand your knowledge in the field.

Please note: This program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult International Affairs and Global Strategies at 407-823-2337.

Refer to State Restrictions for online programs that are currently restricted.

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Career Opportunities

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  • design engineer
  • usability engineer