Accelerate your Career with a Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing
This course provides an overview of ergonomic problems that are addressed in engineering design: including biomechanical, physical and physiological issues. Case studies will range from the design of vehicle cockpits to process control rooms, from industrial manual materials handling tasks to human direct robots, and from domestic tools to biomechanical devices. Specific topics include: anthropometry, work space design, environmental conditions (light, noise, humidity, temperature, motion), physiology, materials handling capacity, gender issues, tool design, product design and structured ergonomic design evaluation techniques.
Course Leader: Tim Bryant, Queen’s Engineering
The course objective is to extend a student's working knowledge of engineering and design to include ergonomic principles that encompass the biomechanical, physical and physiological issues that impact on the design and operation of the human-machine interface.
The course is organized around a series of hands-on workshops in order to promote active learning. Given the broad nature of the subject of ergonomics, guest lecturers will include professionals from the fields of engineering psychology, human factors, industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety. Students are encouraged to use problems from their place of work as the subject of their individual assignments
100% of course mark will be based on assignments.
Sanders, M.S. and McCormick. E.J. (1993) Human Factors in Engineering and Design (7th ed.), McGraw-Hill
Tim Bryant is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University. His research interests are in the areas of orthotic devices, knee mechanics and ergonomics. He teaches design and ergonomics at the undergraduate level and tissue mechanics at the graduate level.