Professional Engineers Continuing Education

Licensed professional engineers work in a world of evolving technology, increased consumer expectations and other emerging issues. Practice in this changing environment requires ongoing development of knowledge and skills. It is critical that licensees remain current with changes and developments in the profession to render quality services and to ensure public protection.

Binghamton University's Watson School is pleased to offer continuing education courses for professional engineers.

Current Offerings

Human Factors & Ergonomics in Design Operations and Production Operations (PE16-01)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (6 Professional Development Hours + lunch)


About the course:

This course will highlight the value that human factors and ergonomics can add to the design process as well as the production operations. Students will learn the basic concepts of human factors (also known as human factor engineering) and ergonomics as well as the commons tools, terms, and concepts used in both methodologies. Students will be exposed how to integrate human factors and ergonomics principles into design and development operations as well as the best practices and effective tools for using these principles in the manufacturing and production operations.

The course will discuss the reasoning for using human factors and ergonomics, the benefits it can provide the design and production operations as well as common barriers towards using human factors and ergonomics in these settings; best practices will be shared to help the students understand how to effective use human factors and ergonomics tools and principles in their work environments.

In addition to didactic components, the course will use case studies, exercises, and discussion in order to deliver the material in the most effective manner and to make the seminar an interactive session.


Who should attend?
This course is intended for engineers (mechanical, electrical, aeronautical, civil, chemical, computer, manufacturing, and industrial), product and operations managers and executives.

Binghamton University has approved this course for 6 PDH for professional engineers in New York. There is a discounted price for New York State Society of Professional Engineers members. A certificate of completion will be given to participants at the conclusion of the course. The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is ABET accredited.

Brian J. Galli

Instructor: Brian J. Galli, Ph.D.

Brian J. Galli holds a doctoral degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, earned December 2013. He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering, earned May 2007, from Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton), as well as Masters of Science in Engineering Management, earned July 2009, from Missouri University of Science & Technology. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt. The author’s major field of study is continuous improvement in healthcare settings as well as deployment of continuous improvement and project management. He works as an Assistant Professor of Management Engineering at Long Island University – Post. He also owns Apex Strategies, Ltd, a company that that specializes in continuous improvement consulting and training initiatives. He has over 9 years of experience in applying industrial engineering and continuous improvement tools and concepts in a wide variety of arenas, including healthcare, manufacturing, transactional, and service environments. He has spent over 6 years working for Northwell Health (formerly known as North Shore LIJ Health System) in New York and 1 year in Health Plan in the EmblemHealth Service Company.



Binghamton University
Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC)
85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY 13850

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

  • Registration 8:40 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
  • Instruction 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Lunch noon-1pm
  • Instruction 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fee: (includes coffee breaks, lunch, parking and class materials)

  • $225 non NYSSPE members
  • $200 New York State Society of Professional Engineering (NYSSPE) members.
  • $50 Binghamton University Students

SAVE MONEY! REGISTER BY Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Registrations received on or after Friday, July 22, 2016 will be subject to a $25 late fee.

How to make a payment:

Payment must be made before the start of the program. We accept checks, credit/debit cards and PayPal.

  • CHECK: Please make checks payable to: Research Foundation Award # 67070
  • CREDIT CARD/PAYPAL: We now have the ability to accept payment via PayPal as well as VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. The payment link for a secure transaction will be sent to you prior to the course start. Your purchase will appear on your credit card statement with the following notation: *PAYPAL RFBU WATSON

Confirmation of your registration:

We will send confirmation and course information to registrants by e-mail, so please include your e-mail address on your registration form. 

  • Brief confirmations will be sent out within one week of receipt of your registration.
  • More detailed information on parking and directions will be sent by Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

If you have not received confirmation seven days before the start of the program, call the Office of Industrial Outreach at 607-777-2154.

Registration options:

1. ONLINE (preferred): Fill out the online registration at the bottom of the webpage. Make payment by mailing your check to our office. If you are paying with a credit card or PayPal, use the PayPal payment link below the online registration form for a secure transaction.

2. MAIL: Click here for a printable form (.docx, 34.5 KB) and mail with check or credit card information to:

Lisa Altman, Office of Industrial Outreach
Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

3. PHONE: Call Lisa Altman at 607-777-2154 during business hours and provide registration over the phone.

Cancellation and refund policy:

  • All cancellations must be received in writing (e-mail, fax or letter only - no telephone calls) to the Office of Industrial Outreach by noon on Monday, July 24, 2016 to receive a refund.
  • Cancellation on confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee.  
  • No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after Monday, July 24, 2016.
  • Substitutions may be made anytime before the beginning of the course by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.
  • If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.

Submit your written cancellation request to:

FAX: 607-777-6256
MAIL: Lisa Altman, Office of Industrial Outreach
Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000


Any questions or recommendations for future programs, please contact Lisa Altman at 607-777-2154 or


Contact us with questions or suggestions on future offerings.

Last Updated: 6/10/16