Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Assess work tasks, operations, facilities, systems and work organization factors to identify and resolve human factors and ergonomic hazards and risks.
2. Improve the ergonomic design of products and/or systems to improve worker health and well-being and to ensure organizational and operational effectiveness
3. Compile and assess human factors/ergonomic data using various analytic techniques from the field of human factors/ergonomics.4. Apply conventional human factors principles and theories to minimize human errors and their causes in industrial and aviation systems, environments and settings.
5. Optimize human performance (memory, learning, problem-solving, etc.) within industrial and aviation systems, environments and settings.
6. Incorporate human information processing fundamentals when evaluating and designing human-systems interactions.
7. Critically analyze empirical literature and research papers in the area of human factors/ergonomics to enhance knowledge, skills and application abilities in the field.
8. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).