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IND 406 Ergonomics and Safety Engineering
This course covers methods which equate human capabilities and limitations with functionality of displays, controls, hand tools, manual material handling systems, and the levels of environmental design factors such as illumination, sound and heat. Anthropometry is studied and applied in the workstation design. Elements of safety engineering such as exclusion and prevention design for reduction of human errors in the operation of machines, accident-related behaviour models, analysis of data for reducing accidents and injuries, and occupational health and safety management aspects are introduced. Laboratory experiments and projects in ergonomics and safety engineering are performed.

IND 712 Industrial Ergonomics
The course deals with anatomical and physiological factors of the human operator for the design and use of machines, and work facilities. Work physiology and biomechanical aspects of industrial workload, shift work, fatigue and cumulative trauma are analyzed. Techniques for optimizing human/machine system availability, and organization of workstations are considered. The reduction of factors such as visual problems, noise, and heat and cold stress are studied for workplace environmental design. Postural analysis techniques are introduced for making ergonomic work designs. Projects in industrial ergonomics are carried out by students in groups.

ME8103 Advanced Human Factors
Human anatomical, physiological and psychological capabilities and limitations are considered for systematic analysis, identification and evaluation of human-machine-environment systems in order to design consumer products, equipment, tools and the workstation.  Application of ergonomics principles and data compiled at the human-machine interface in industrial and other occupational settings are emphasized.