Industrial Ergonomics (Dept Elec-III) (2181504)  

4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem

No specific prerequisites. Students should have basic knowledge of Product design & development and work system design.
This course provides an overview on principles of ergonomics and human factors, their applications to the design and management of industrial systems, Engineering anthropometry, Human performance, human-technology interaction, work place and work station design. The emphasis is on how methods are used to study, improve and optimize designing a product or industrial system.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
1. Specify and design ergonomically appropriate industrial workstations for the industrial and office work environment.
2. Identify information-centered human factors relating to visual, illumination, controls, displays and symbols.
3. Compare, contrast and assess human body-centered ergonomic designs for posture, material handling, repetitive motion factors, heat stress, noise and vibration.
4. Define the ergonomic factors intrinsic in evaluating accidents, human errors and safety related incidents.
5. Illustrate and assess the ergonomic factors in computer work station design.
6. Discuss and identify key components of cost-benefit analysis in human factors and ergonomic design.
7. Summarize key components in conducting a human factors or ergonomics related investigation.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.