This grant allowed for a redesign of the PSYC 714 “Graduate Engineering Psychology” course, offered by the Department of Psychology about every two years since 2013, for online delivery. The grant was awarded on March 29, 2019. Full Project Plan report was submitted on Aug. 16, 2019. The majority of the course redesign work was completed during the fall semester 2019 (2191), including creation of several software programs to support the lab exercises designed for the course. The Preliminary Findings report was submitted on Jan. 10, 2020, and the PSYC 714 course was offered online in the spring semester of 2020 (2195) as a “pilot” of the redesign. The course ran successfully through the semester, and being online, was not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in closing of RIT’s campus and moving of all classes online after the extended spring break on March 23, 2020. Other events related to this grant (Preliminary Findings Roundtable and PLIG Showcase) were canceled. The final report deadline was extended from August 21 to August 31, 2020. This document details the course design features and is meant for broad distribution and to serve as a model for other graduate courses that may be moved online at RIT. Moreover, the PSYC 714 course is required for the Advanced Certificate in Engineering Psychology (ENGPSY- ACT) at RIT. This documentation of the development of this course will hopefully allow two other required courses in the ENGPSY-ACT program be redesigned for online delivery. This would effectively make the entire ENGPSY-ACT an online program, as there already are several online graduate courses offered at RIT that may serve as electives in the program.

Publication Date


Document Type

Technical Report

Department, Program, or Center

Psychology, Department of


College of Liberal Arts


RIT – Main Campus