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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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ENGG 159 - Engineering Ergonomics

Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
The field of engineering ergonomics focuses on how people interact with tools, navigate workspaces, and carry out physical tasks. In this course, we will study the capabilities and limitations of the musculoskeletal system and apply this understanding to the design and evaluation of the tools, spaces, and tasks that individuals encounter in their work. Topics covered will include the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system; the evaluation of mechanical work capacity; and occupational biomechanical models; as well as task, workplace, and tool design intended to minimize worker injury. The class will also begin to explore the mechanical principles behind the design of objects for ease of use and minimization of use errors.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
ENGG 025 . May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.





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