Human Factors Engineering 5 CreditsHuman Factors Engineering is applying what is known about human capabilities and limitations to design products, processes, organizations, and work environments for good performance and well-being.
The course provides knowledge and insights on how products and industrial systems can be designed considering people's natural strengths and limitations and result in usability, efficiency, sustainability and well-being. This also means in-depth knowledge of the interaction and collaboration between people and products, people at work and how they are affected by the surrounding technology and the organization.
Course ContentsThe course provides knowledge and insights on how products and industrial systems can be designed taking into consideration people's natural strengths and limitations and result in usability, efficiency and sustainability. This also means in-depth knowledge of the interaction and collaboration between people and products, people at work and how they are affected by the surrounding technology and the organization.
The course includes the following elements:
- People's abilities and limitations regarding product and work design: physiology, load, physical aspects- including anthropometrics, cognition, work organization
- Socio-technical systems: theoretical basis, system models and applications, work organization and the impact of various work organization solutions
- Design of human interface system – technology, automation and digitalization - allocation of functions human – technology, cost-benefit analysis and professional role specificity
- Swedish and international occupational health and safety legislation: framework law, regulations and system supervision
PrerequisitesThe 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 in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management or Civil Engineering or equivalent, and 15 credits Mathematics. English Language requirements corresponding to English 6 in the Swedish upper secondary school (or the equivalent). The applicant must also have 1 year of qualified work experience. It is possible to apply for exemption from a bachelor's degree and 15 credits Mathematics if the applicant has at least 5 years of qualified work experience.
Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: TMTR21
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering
Previous and ongoing course occasions
Type of courseSingle subject
Number of required meetings3
SemesterSpring 2021: Jan 18 - Apr 18
Rate of Study25%
TimeThis course will run entirely by distance learning.
Number of places20
Course coordinatorDenis A. Coelho
ExaminerDenis A. Coelho
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students11665kr