Saturday, April 7, 2012

Human Effort Engineering - I - Course Proposal

Course Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course should be able to do the following.
State principles from  Human Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology and Sociology that influence the productivity, comfort, health and safety of human effort. 
State principles from Ergonomics  that influence the productivity, comfort, health and safety of human effort.  
State principles of motion economy and motion analysis
Observe and record human work or effort using standard techniques, such as two handed proces chart, flow diagram, man-machine chart, work station layout diagram  for purposes of  human work system documentation, analysis, and design.
Apply principles of motion economy

Apply HF/E guidelines and use standard HF/E tools (e.g., RULA, NIOSH Lift Equation) in the design of  human work methods. 
Apply a structured engineering process (analysis/requirements development, design, implementation, operation, evaluation, project management) to  human work method development.

Apply engineering management principles and tools (e.g., Gantt charts, CPM) to the planning and management of  human effort engineering projects.

Determine the time required to do a job using standard data, occurrence sampling, time study, and predetermined time systems.

Recognize and constructively address ethical, social, and environmental issues that arise in a human effort  engineering project.

Demonstrate writing skills pertinent to human effort engineering.

Demonstrate the ability to coordinate and organize team activities and contribute to engineering analysis, design, and documentation activities in a team setting.
I acknowledge the support taken from the course course plan of the subject IE 366 Work Systems Engineering of Oregon State University in arrving at the first draft of  course objectives.


1. Introduction

2. Principles from Anatomy - Revision and Introduction to applications

3. Principles from Psychology - Revision and Introduction to applications

4. Principles form Psychology - Revision and Introduction to applications

5. Principles from Sociology  - Revision and Introduction to applications

6. Principles from Ergonomics - Revision and Introduction to applications

7. Principles of Motion Economy - 1

8. Principles of Motion Economy - 2

9. Principles of Motion Economy - 3

10. Principles of Motion Economy - 4

11. Two-handed process chart

12. Case study on application of Two-handed process chart

13. Student project presentation of projects on two-handed process chart

14. Therblig Analysis

15. Case Study on Therblig Analysis

16. Work station design - Principles

17. Case Study on Work station design

18. Safety Analysis and Design of Human Tasks and Work  stations

19. Occupational Health - NIOSH Guidelines - introduction

20. Work measurement - Introduction

Original knol - 2654

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