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BK50A4800 Ergonomics in Design, 5 cr 
Code BK50A4800  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Ergonomics in Design  Abbreviation Ergonomics in D 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Sami Matthews 
Amir Toghyani 

Description by Study Guide

Location: kokonaan verkossa / full digi
Will be organised first time in academic year 2020-2021
The course is intented only for students of MSc programme in Indutrial Design Engineering


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Amir Toghyani, (Tech.), Post-Doctoral Researcher


After successfully completing the course, students are able to:
- Describe and explain basic ergonomic methods and theories in relation to the products and services
- Identify and explain different characteristics of physical and cognitive human abilities and restrictions
-Identify harmful conditions in work environment and recommendations for improvements
- Explain the role of ergonomic design in daily life of people with restrictions and disabilities
- Apply their knowledge in ergonomic theories in the development stage of products and environments
- Summarize and demonstrate the result of ergonomic study on a real case study
- Analyze ergonomic characteristics through empirical and theoretical investigations and apply them in improved proposal/design


- Related knowledge of cognitive ergonomics
- Physical ergonomics
- Human interaction and influence on design of new products
- Ergonomic evaluation methods on real cases
- Psychological factors
- Environmental physical factors
- Human factors engineering

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 28 h, project assignments and seminars 28 h, independent study including final project 74h. Total workload 130 h. (Lectures and tutorials will be arranged in Lahti campus)

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, 50 % assignments and reports and 50% final project

Course Materials 

Lecture material will be distributed via Moodle

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 15


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