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
Prof. Dr.BEHİCE DURGUN1. Öğretim Grup:A
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
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.