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Human Factors Engineering 6 credits

Course Contents

Design of work systems, thereby implying that our work settings must always originate from the abilities and limitations of the human to be productive and sustainable. The course provides profound insights in system analysis of work settings based on the interaction between the system components human – technology – organization (HTO) as a fundamental prerequisite.

The course includes the following parts:
- System perspective of human – technology – organization (HTO); theoretical base, system models and applications
- The abilities and limitations of the human concerning work and work design physically, physiologically and cognitively
- Work organization: the importance of decision latitude, participation and influence
- Usable systems: Usability design of interfaces human – technology
- Automation and allocation of functions in a human – technology system
- Methods for analysis of the human at work and the interaction human – technology
- Work environment legislation: general development in the EU, management system inspection
- Identification, analysis, consequences and prevention of risks in work systems

Prerequisites

The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits within the major subject Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management or Civil Engineering, and 15 credits Mathematics or equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Level of Education: Master A1N
Course code/Ladok code: TMTR26
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Autumn 2017: Nov 06 - Jan 14
Rate of Study
100%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Examiner
Anette Karltun
Course coordinator
Anette Karltun
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
13500kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-T7288

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