I SY E 564 Syllabus

Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
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Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
I SY E 564 ( 3 credits )
Description
Introduces engineers how to design manufacturing and industrial operations in which people play a significant role, so that human capabilities are maximized, physical stress is minimized, and workload is optimized. Examples and topics emphasize industrial applications. Enroll Info: None
Prerequisite(s)
I SY E/PSYCH 349 or B M E 315, graduate/professional standing, or member of Engineering Guest Students
Honors
HonorsOnly
Graduate Level
Yes
Department: Industrial and Systems Engr
College: Engineering
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Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Teaches engineers the basic concepts and design tools needed to consider the physiological basis of human work in the design of industrial operations, equipment and products that are healthful and safe.

C001

Understand how to design workspaces for a diverse work population to accommodate the variability of human dimensions.

C002

Learn how to determine when loads and forces encountered in manual tasks exceed human strength limits.

C003

Understand how to prevent fatigue and enhance performance by designing tasks that account for human energy requirements.

C004

Learn how to design work environments that prevent excessive exposure to noise and vibration.

C005

Learn how to design physically demanding work for hot and cold environments.

C006

Learn how to establish work schedules that prevent adverse effects of shift work.

C007

Learn how to design manual material handling tasks that prevent back injuries.

C008

Understand how to analyze workstations and tasks for upper limb disorder risk factors.

C009

Learn how to institute a plant ergonomics program to control musculoskeletal injuries.

C010
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