Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 27.05.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V 2018-2019 (Spring), V 2019-2020 (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is designed to provide undergraduate students in all areas of engineering with a solid understanding of human factors relevant in the design and engineering of complex systems for human use. Students learn how to design systems that increase productivity and that are safe to operate and robust to human error. They learn basics of empirical research in this space, including evaluation of systems and accident analysis. Application areas discussed in the course include automation, transportation, energy, manufacturing, networks, electronics, health, and information technology.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course contents cover theories and models of biomechanics, human performance, manual control, human error, and workload.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exam, assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hrs 27 h
Individual study 79 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Wickens, C.D., Hollands, J.G., Banbury, S., and Parasuraman, R. Engineering Psychology and Human Performance (4th Edition)

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 4: English


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