I SY E 564 Syllabus
Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
COURSE INFORMATION
Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics
I SY E 564( 3.0"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: ISYE 349, or Biomed Engr 315, or Grad standing
Prerequisite(s)
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Department: INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGR
College: College of Engineering
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Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
  • 1
    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]
  • 2
    Understand how to design workspaces for a diverse work population to accommodate the variability of human dimensions.
    [C002]
  • 3
    Learn how to determine when loads and forces encountered in manual tasks exceed human strength limits.
    [C003]
  • 4
    Understand how to prevent fatigue and enhance performance by designing tasks that account for human energy requirements.
    [C004]
  • 5
    Learn how to design work environments that prevent excessive exposure to noise and vibration.
    [C005]
  • 6
    Learn how to design physically demanding work for hot and cold environments.
    [C006]
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    Learn how to establish work schedules that prevent adverse effects of shift work.
    [C007]
  • 8
    Learn how to design manual material handling tasks that prevent back injuries.
    [C008]
  • 9
    Understand how to analyze workstations and tasks for upper limb disorder risk factors.
    [C009]
  • 10
    Learn how to institute a plant ergonomics program to control musculoskeletal injuries.
    [C010]
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

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