Ergonomics (IE316) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Ergonomics IE316 2 1 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Aida SALIMNEZHADGHAREHZIAEDDINI
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Students will have an ability to apply the engineering design process to identify, define, bound and resolve human factors issues. They are expected to incorporate environmental, regulatory and safety standards in the design of human-machine systems, particularly concentrating on the design of displays, control systems, and workstations and/or offices, to increase human performance, and individual and/or societal well-being.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will acquire knowledge sufficient to design human-machine systems.
  • Students will explicitly consider the human operator in the design of human-machine systems.
  • Students will be able to identify, formulate, and solve human factor problems and implement them.
  • Students will be able to acquire and determine the validity and applicability of human factor information.
  • Students will be able to use computer tools and engineering software to analyze human factor issues.
  • Students will be able to make positive contributions to the design project through team work.
  • Students will be able to decide on appropriate environmental, regulatory, and safety standards.
Course Content Basic concepts in ergonomics; anatomical and physiological capabilities and limitations of human-beings as related to systems design and human performance; human information processing and its relevance to the design of displays and controls; use of anthropometric data in the design of equipment, tools, and workstations and/or offices; design of di

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to ergonomics. pg. 1-36
2 Anatomical and physiological capabilities and limitations of human pg.39-50
3 Anatomical and physiological capabilities and limitations of human pg.50-82
4 Anatomical and physiological capabilities and limitations of human pg.217-231
5 Introduction to engineering anthropometry and use of anthropometric data in the design of equipment, tools, and workstations and/or offices. pg.85-106
6 Introduction to engineering anthropometry and use of anthropometric data in the design of equipment, tools, and workstations and/or offices. pg.108-132 pg.195-209
7 Introduction to engineering anthropometry and use of anthropometric data in the design of equipment, tools, and workstations and/or offices. pg.325-353 pg.493-508
8 Midterm
9 Analysis of environmental factors (noise, light, climate, and air quality) and design of work environment. pg.162-177
10 Analysis of environmental factors (noise, light, climate, and air quality) and design of work environment. pg.162-177
11 Worker safety-OSHA pg.179-193
12 Midterm
13 Human information processing and design of man/machine interface. pg.379-404
14 Human information processing and design of man/machine interface. pg.404-420 pg. 423-441
15 Design of displays and controls pg.457-491
16 Final

Sources

Course Book 1. Lehto, M.R.,Landry,S.J., Buck,J., Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, CRC Press, 2007.
Other Sources 2. Sanders, M.S., McCormick, E.J., Human Factors in Engineering and Design, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, USA, 1993.
3. Su, B. A., Ergonomi, Atılım University, Ankara, 2000.
4. Erkan, N., Ergonomi, MPM Yayınları: 373, Ankara, 1997.
6. Woodson, W. E., B. Tillman, P. Tillman, Human Factors Design Handbook, McGraw-Hill Inc., 1992.
7. Bridger, R.S., Introduction to Ergonomics, McGraw-Hill Inc., 1995.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 45
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to Industrial Engineering; an ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to model and solve engineering problems.
2 An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods. X
3 An ability to design a complex system, process, tool or component to meet desired needs within realistic constraints; an ability to apply modern design.
4 An ability to develop, select and put into practice techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; an ability to use information technology effectively.
5 An ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or disciplinary research topics. X
6 An ability to work individually, on teams, and/or on multidisciplinary teams.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish orally and in writing; knowledge of at least one foreign language; effective report writing and understand written reports, preparing design and production reports, making effective presentations, giving and receiving clear and understandable instruction.
8 A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology. X
9 An ability to behave according to the ethical principles, an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. Information on standards used in industrial engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business applications such as project management, risk management and change management. A recognition of entrepreneurship, innovativeness. Knowledge of sustainable improvement.
11 Information on the effects of industrial engineering practices on health, environment and security in universal and societal dimensions and the information on the problems of the in the field of engineering of the era. Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions. X
12 An ability to design, development, implementation and improvement of integrated systems that include human, materials, information, equipment and energy. X
13 Knowlede on appropriate analytical, computational and experimental methods to provide system integration.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory
Application 10 1 10
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 1 15
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Report
Homework Assignments 2 3 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 6 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 11 11
Total Workload 100