Product Ergonomics, 6 credits

Produktergonomi, 6 hp

TMKT97

Main field of study

Product Development Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Martina Berglund

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 55 h
Recommended self-study hours: 105 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CDPU Design and Product Development 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Product Development, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Design and Product Development

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Mechanics, Design and Product Development

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to:

  • use some ergonomics theories and principles in product development
  • use some qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the user’s needs and requirements
  • assess and evaluate the consequences of ergonomics in products
  • analyse and examine the role of ergonomics by discussing and evaluating different products and product development questions
  • communicate with other disciplines, acting professionally as engineer in a multidisciplinary context and presenting product concepts in a credible way.

    Course content

    The role of ergonomics in products and product development. User profile and task analyses. Qualitative and quantitative methods. The product and the context. Ergonomics (psychosocial and work organizational environment, physical workload, physical and chemical factors, man – technology system, safety – risk, laws). Communication with other disciplines and development and presentation of credible product concepts.

    Teaching and working methods

    The course runs throughout the fall semester. During the first study period mainly basic theoretical knowledge is acquired. The tuition is then structured around weekly themes where different knowledge areas are addressed in lectures, through discussion assignments, practical application exercises, assignments and seminars. Knowledge is applied and deepened by a product development project work that runs over both study periods. During this project a collaboration with students taking an occupational therapist at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University is included, there the role of the engineer is practiced.

    Examination

    PRA1Project assignments2 creditsU, G
    UPG8Assignments1 creditsU, G
    TEN2Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

    Grades

    Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

    Department

    Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Peter Hallberg

    Examiner

    Martina Berglund

    Course website and other links

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 55 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 105 h

    Course literature

    Arbete och teknik på människans villkor (2010). Prevent, Stockholm, utdelat material och vetenskapliga artiklar.
  • Code Name Scope Grading scale
    PRA1 Project assignments 2 credits U, G
    UPG8 Assignments 1 credits U, G
    TEN2 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5

    Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

    The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

    LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

    Arbete och teknik på människans villkor (2010). Prevent, Stockholm, utdelat material och vetenskapliga artiklar.

    Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

    I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
    I U A Modules Comment
    1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
    1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
    
                                
    1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
    
                                
    1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
    
                                
    1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)
    
                                
    1.5 Insight into current research and development work
    
                                
    2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
    2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
    
                                
    2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
    
                                
    2.3 System thinking
    
                                
    2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
    
                                
    2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
    
                                
    3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
    3.1 Teamwork
    
                                
    3.2 Communications
    
                                
    3.3 Communication in foreign languages
    
                                
    4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
    4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
    
                                
    4.2 Enterprise and business context
    
                                
    4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
    
                                
    4.4 Designing
    
                                
    4.5 Implementing
    
                                
    4.6 Operating
    
                                
    5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
    5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development
    
                                
    5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development
    
                                
    5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
    
                                
    5.4 Execution of research or development projects
    
                                
    5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
    
                                

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