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Loughborough University

Human Factors in Transport MSc

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Loughborough University
In Loughborough

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Typology Master
Location Loughborough
  • Master
  • Loughborough
Description

We are pleased to offer this postgraduate taught programme along with four others in the field of ergonomics and human factors. This interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning means that you benefit from teaching provided by our specialist experts in each area, ensuring that you are trained to the highest professional standard. This streamed approach also provides a greater degree of knowledge and information sharing across the different aspects of ergonomics and human factors.

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Loughborough (Leicestershire)
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Loughborough University, LE11 3TU

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· What are the objectives of this course?

Your personal and professional development Loughborough Design School is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career. Future career prospects Our programmes have strong links with industry. As part of the Human Factors in Transport programme you will also be encouraged to undertake your main project in industry, providing realistic experiences and learning. The programme content has a strong practitioner bias where what you are learning provides vocational training towards a career as an ergonomist or human factors expert. 94% of our 2013 – 2015 graduates from this programme are now in employment or further study. Successful completion of these programmes will enable you to become a professional ergonomics or a human factors practitioner. The nature of the programmes also opens up possibilities in other scientific and research careers. As part of your Human Factors in Transport programme, you will be encouraged to undertake your main project in industry, which will enable you to gain more work-related experiences in a related area. Graduate destinations Example jobs held by our recent graduates include: Chief Trials Officer Ergonomist and Automotive Engineer Graduate Human Factors Engineer Human Factors Consultant Scientist Usability Engineer Recent graduate destinations include: Arup Atkins Canadian Army Trials and Evaluation Unit – Canada Faceui/Facetop Consulting Company – China Jaguar Land Rover Medstar Health Semcon AB Your personal development On successful completion of the MSc/PGDip, you should be able to achieve the following: Information Technology: use instructional material (eg, experimental demonstrations) and research tools (eg,. statistical packages) on computers, and search for relevant material on the internet numeracy: collect data in numerical form, present it in tables and graphs, and analyse it with a range of statistical tools

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Neil Genius
5.0 09/02/2020
About the course: A great university with modern facilities, an outstanding library and excellent motivated staff. Yes- gender balance is a bit skewed, and yes the town itself isn't exceptional, but as a student experience at the uni its fantastic, you get quality education and sports facilities and a gym that are world class, just ask anyone who has graduated what they think. Should be in top 100 uni's
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Simon Birkwood
4.0 09/02/2020
About the course: Incredible campus, I loved the gardens
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Annonymous
5.0 19/11/2018
What I would highlight: I am in IInd year of my graduation and had already secured a job. I feel very fortunate to be a part of Loughborough life.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Student
5.0 14/10/2018
What I would highlight: It was the best expeirience in the first year to live in halls and get adjusted to university life. it is recommended to everyone.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Student
5.0 14/10/2018
What I would highlight: It was the best expeirience in the first year to live in halls and get adjusted to university life. it is recommended to everyone.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

What you'll study

Our Human Factors in Transport MSc is designed to help you develop ergonomics competencies in critical and practical skills and scientific methods necessary for professional practice and for entry to further research training through teaching by research active staff.

Modules

The Human Factors in Transport programme covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

Introduction to Ergonomics

Introduction to Ergonomics

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma / Certificate

Delivery date: 07 – 11 October 2019 inclusive

This module gives an overview of the different areas of ergonomics, providing orientation and context for future modules. In doing so, it introduces many of the academic and research staff who teach on the programmes, along with their areas of expertise and research. The module also gives a first consideration to a range of issues involved in the use and evaluation of products, equipment and other ergonomics interactions.

Module content: the history, philosophy, definition and scope of ergonomics; the human-machine-environment system; examples of research and practice in a wide range of ergonomics specialities.

Human Function

Human Function

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma / Certificate

Delivery date: 18 – 22 November 2019 inclusive

This module provides a foundation in human function relevant to ergonomics: anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and anthropometry. This includes an understanding of physical performance in work and leisure activities.

Module content: human movement and how the musculoskeletal system supports postural stability; static and dynamic physical work affects; body structures and how work influences physiological systems; fundamentals of anthropometry related to work/activity and its application to design.

Human Factors and Systems

Human Factors and Systems

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma

Delivery date: 17 – 21 February 2020 inclusive

The aim of this module is to enable you to understand the role of people in systems, and to examine methods for analysing complex systems and designing systems with effective roles for people. Human error is considered by looking at the causation of near misses, incidents, accidents and disasters, in the context of sociotechnical systems thinking.

Module content: the system approach with ergonomics and the role played by humans; methods for carrying out systems ergonomics; task analysis and allocation; accidents and errors; applications in information systems; patient safety; interactive design; job design and teams; human reliability.

Physical Health at Work

Physical Health at Work

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma / Certificate

Delivery date: 27 – 31 January 2020 inclusive

This module looks at aspects of modern work that can affect physical health. It includes consideration of physical agents such as dust, noise and vibration, and physical risk factors such as manual handling. It approaches these issues by understanding the problems, reviewing guidance and regulation, and discussing approaches to minimising and managing physical health risks at work.

Module content: hearing loss; vibration related disorders; eye strain; heat and cold stress; air quality; regulations and standards; management of risk; minimisation of adverse health effects on the physical environment; occupational stress; display screen equipment.

Data Collection and Analysis

Data Collection and Analysis

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma

Delivery date: 09 – 13 December 2019 inclusive

The aim of this module is to give you an appreciation of issues involved in the collection and analysis of data involving human participants. The module will include both quantitative and qualitative methodology. By the end of the module you will be able to understand the role of experimental design and analysis, the meaning of a number of standard statistical terms, the application of a number of standard statistical tests and the interpretation of the main elements of associated software output. This includes survey methods and techniques; interviewing (individual and group); sampling; analysis of protocols; observational methods; and checklists.

Module content: theory of qualitative data methodology; survey methods and questionnaire design; interviewing in individual and group (focus) settings; task analysis; observational methods; how to use NVivo and SPSS Software; overview of the role of statistics; presentation of data.

Project Module (Dissertation)

Project Module (Dissertation)

Covered on the qualification: MSc

Delivery date: 03 – 07 February 2020 inclusive

The aim of the project module is to write a dissertation to: recognise the main ergonomic factors in a given problem/ scenario; to understand the possible inter-relations between these; and to be able to discuss these and find more information on the issues and relationships in order to prepare possible courses of action.

Module content: you will learn how to systematically search and critically evaluate the literature. This includes ethics, methods, hypotheses, approach to the study, framework, models, results, analyses, interpretation etc. The project is conducted on an individual basis, usually in an industrial setting in your chosen area of specialism, under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

Our extensive industrial network often contact us with possible projects for this module. This provides you with the opportunity to work on a real industry project which will be company based and may be within the UK or outside it. If you are currently in employment you may also undertake a project related to your place of work.

Examples of past projects include: an investigation of slips, trips and falls at a UK water supplier; evaluation of the effectiveness of a patient warning mattress; musculoskeletal disorders in medial gas filling operatives; cyclists use of lights and visibility promoting equipment.

Environmental Ergonomics

Environmental Ergonomics

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma

Delivery date: 27 April – 01 May 2020 inclusive

The aim of the module is to enable you to measure and understand the effects of the physical environment on humans, and to provide the basic principles and practice of environmental ergonomics including general philosophy and the effects of noise, vibration, heat, cold, thermal comfort, vision and lighting.

Module content: auditory perception; vibration related comfort; thermal comfort; vision; lighting; indices; regulation and standards; measurement techniques.

Transport Safety

Transport Safety

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma / Certificate

Delivery date: 23 – 27 March 2020 inclusive

The aim of the module is to provide students with a detailed understanding of the human factors issues in the design of vehicles with respect to human capabilities and characteristics. This includes critical issues in packaging design for the driver: seating position, access to controls and driver vision. Students will complete a vehicle appraisal and develop their understanding of appropriate research methods.

Module content: the road vehicle usage from a systems perspective; driver anthropometry and packaging; driver interaction with vehicle systems; driver vision and vehicle visibility; inclusive design for enhanced mobility; assessment methods and the impact of intelligent information systems on driver performance.

Human Computer Interaction

Human Computer Interaction

Covered on the qualifications: MSc / Diploma

Delivery date: 28 October – 01 November 2019 Inclusive

This module will give a working knowledge and practical experience of the design and evaluation of human computer interfaces for interactive products and systems in order to create a good user experience. It also aims to give students knowledge of HCI and user interface issues in different application areas.

Module content: description of human-computer interface design principles; a process for user interface design; interface design for particular applications: the car and mobile phones; prototyping, heuristic evaluation and user testing; design of interfaces including a wide range of user abilities.


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