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Undergraduate Handbook

Ergonomics - IDES2201
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Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course introduces the physiological and psychological aspects of ergonomics/ human factors and their application to product use, work, environment effects and human/machine interface. The course aims to equip students to investigate human-use implications of their design activities with regard to issues such as usability, comfort, efficiency and safety. Project work and workshops will focus on human factors/ ergonomics principles and research methods and their application in Industrial Design and product development.

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