Ergonomics (ICM241) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Ergonomics ICM241 1 2 0 2 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The anthropological and ergonomic knowledge that is needed for a human’s physical, sociological and physiological needs to coincide with design ideas that are incorporated into interior design and environmental design
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand relationship between space design and body size,
  • To analyze critical point of view relationship between current design and human size,
  • To gain the ability to make appropriate design according to body size in the space,
  • In the production of new spatial design to gain the skill to create a new measurement system,
  • To use aesthetic and dimension in the new space design and product design production of.
Course Content The anthropological and ergonomic knowledge that is needed for a human?s physical, sociological and physiological needs to coincide with design ideas that are incorporated into interior design and environmental design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to ergonomics To gain information about course content from source books
2 Principles and practice of anthropometrics To read information related parts from source books
3 Human diversity To read information related parts from source books. Preparation to the homework.
4 Static anthropometric data and the dynamic anthropometry of clearance and reach Assignment submission
5 Muscles, joints and skeletal system features To read information related parts from source books
6 Anthropometry of special region of the body (head, face, back, hands and feet) Group work and presentation
7 Seating Group work and presentation
8 Domestic workstations Group work and presentation
9 Office workstations Group work and presentation
10 Mid-term Mid-term exam preparation
11 Industrial workstations Group work and presentation
12 Children workstations Group work and presentation
13 People with disabilities and handicapped Group work and presentation
14 Controls and displays To read information related parts from source books
15 Examples Example review
16 Final Exam Final exam preparation


Other Sources 1. Bridger, R.S. (1995) Introduction to Ergonomics. New York: McGraw-Hill.
2. Ching, Francis D. K. (2004) Mimarlık-Biçim, Mekân ve Düzen. İstanbul: Yapı Yayın.
3. Harrigan, John. (1987) Human factors research:methods and applications for architects and interior designers. Amsterdam; Oxford: Elsevier.
4. Kroemer, Karl., Henrike Kroemer., Katrin Kroemer-Elbert. (2001) Ergonomics-How to Design For Ease and Efficiency. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc.
5. Le Corbusier. (1957) The Modulor-A Harmonious Measure to the Human Scale Universally Applicable to Architecture and Mechanics by Le Corbusier. London and Hertford:Faber and Faber Limited Published.
6. Panero, Julius. Martin Zelnik. (1979) Human Dimension and Interior Space A Source Book of Design Reference Standards, CA-USA:Watson-Guptill.*
7. Pheasant, Stephen. (1986) Bodyspace:antropometry ergonomics and design. London: Taylor and Francis.*
8. Reznikoff, S.C. (1986) Interior Graphic and Design Standards. London: The Architectural Press.*
9. Sabancı, Alaettin. (1999) Ergonomi. Adana: Baki Kitabevi.
10. Sanders, Mark., Ernest McCormick. (1993) Human Factors in Engineering and Design. New York: McGraw-Hill.
11. Su, Bayram Ali. (2001) Ergonomi. Ankara: Atılım Üniversitesi Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 15
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 5
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Reflecting Information into academic environment X
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles X
4 Legal framework X
5 Institutional and ethical values
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions X
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis X
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 2 3 6
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 8 7 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 3 3
Homework Assignments 2 3 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 3 3
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 125