COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Ergonomics ENM   241 3 3 3 4

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof. Dr. Behice DURGUN
Instructors
Prof. Dr.BEHİCE DURGUN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The purpose of this course is to gain basic knowledge, skills and competences for designing of products and systems, optimize the working and living environment and improve quality of life including health, safety, comfort, aesthetic and sustainablility in order to match humans anatomical, anthropometrical, biomechanical, physiological, cognitive and psychological capabilities and limitations, in particular, from the viewpoint of industrial engineering
Content
The course contents address ergonomics knowledge with particular emphasis on industrial engineering: The basic concepts of ergonomics (definition, contents, historical background, and its interdisciplinary character), systems and modelling, anthropometric and biomechanical modelling, man-machine systems, design and arrangement of controls and displays, human senses and work environment, physical space arrangement in workplace, physical workload and energy expenditure, fatigue and resting time, job design and time study, work health and safety, physical and mental performance, psychological and social dimensions of ergonomics. Ethical and professional issues are also addressed throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes
1) Define the basic concepts of ergonomics (definition, contents, historical background and relevant disciplines).
2) Define the system and modelling concepts, understand the difficulties in transferring ergonomic data to ergonomic information.
3) Explain the basic principles of anthropometrical modelling.
4) Explain the basic principles of biomechanical modelling.
5) Explain the properties of man-machine systems; evaluate the design and arrangement of controls and displays from the viewpoint of ergonomics.
6) Scrutinize the effects of work environment and human senses in ergonomics.
7) Arrange physical spaces in design of workplace.
8) Correlate physical workload with energy expenditure.
9) Describe fatigue and types of fatigue, correlate the contraction types of muscles to fatigue; calculate the working and resting time.
10) Make job analysis and time study.
11) Know the principles of work health and safety, hazardous materials, work related musculoskeletal disorders and personal protective equipments.
12) Explain physical and mental performance, strategic plan, internal auditing and SWOT analysis. Make the flow diagram of performance management.
13) Evaluate the psychological elements of ergonomics.
14) Evaluate the social elements of ergonomics.
15) İntegrate knowledge of ergonomics.


Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Has sufficient background on topics related to mathematics, physical sciences and industrial engineering.
X
2
Gains ability to use the acquired theoretical knowledge on basic sciences and industrial engineering for describing, formulating and solving an industrial engineering problem, and to choose appropriate analytical and modeling methods.
X
3
Gains ability to analyze a service and/or manufacturing system or a process and describes, formulates and solves its problems .
X
4
Gains ability to choose and apply methods and tools for industrial engineering applications.
X
5
Can collect and analyze data required for industrial engineering problems ,develops and evaluates alternative solutions.
X
6
Works efficiently and takes responsibility both individually and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
X
7
Can access information and to search/use databases and other sources for information gathering.
X
8
Appreciates life time learning; follows scientific and technological developments and renews himself/herself continuously.
X
9
Can use computer software in industrial engineering along with information and communication technologies.
X
10
Can use oral and written communication efficiently.
X
11
Uses English skills to follow developments in industrial engineering and to communicate with people in his/her profession.
X
12
Has a conscious understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
X
13
Has a necessary consciousness on issues related to job safety and health, legal aspects of environment and engineering practice.
X
14
Becomes competent on matters related to project management, entrepreneurship, innovation and has knowledge about current matters in industrial engineering.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 The Basic Concepts of Ergonomics (Definition, Contents, Historical Background, and Relevant Disciplines Lecturer Notes, reading recommended resources, internet and library database Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
Homework
2 Systems and Modelling Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Homework
3 Human Anatomy and Anthropometric Modelling Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
Homework
4 Biomechanical Modelling Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge
5 Man-Machine Systems Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
Homework
6 Design and Arrangement of Controls and Displays Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
7 Human Senses and Work Environment Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
8 Design of Workplace and Spaces Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Drilland Practice
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
9 Physical Workload and Energy Expenditure Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
10 MIDTERM EXAM Integration of learning from different units Testing
11 Fatigue and Resting Time Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Question-Answer
Discussion
Drilland Practice
Simulation
Brain Storming
Case Study
Homework
12 Job Analysis and Time Study Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Drilland Practice
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
Homework
13 Work Health and Safety: Hazardous Materials, Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Peronel Protective Equipment Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
Homework
14 Psychological and Social Dimensions of Ergonomics, Performance Management Lecturer Notes, recommended resources, internet and library database, preparing questions based on prior knowledge Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Brain Storming
Case Study
Problem Solving
Homework
15 Submitting Assignment and Presentation Research, preparing questions, team work, lifelong learning, critical thinking Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
Group Study
Brain Storming
Case Study
Self Study
Problem Solving
16-17 FINAL EXAM Integration of learning from different units Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources