IDE2303 - Ergonomics - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mark Richardson


Mr Tahl Swieca

Not offered in 2019


IDE2701Not offered in 2019 and OHS1000


The unit concerns the matching of products to the capabilities of the human body (Anthropometrics) and to the surroundings in which human beings live and work. There is particular reference to safety, usability specification and testing, and the commercial and legal aspects of product ergonomics.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Understand the principles and application of ergonomics;
  2. Be capable of optimising ergonomics in design;
  3. Be able to develop ergonomic check lists for products;
  4. Understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the industrial design studio.


Practical exercises (80%)

Class tests (20%)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including a 1-hour lecture, 2 hours of tutorials and 9 hours of independent study.

See also Unit timetable information