Ergonomics 1 7.5 credits

Ergonomi 1
First cycle, A0015A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Human Works Science
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics
Main field of study
Industrial Design Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The overall purpose of the course is to develop student’s knowledge of ergonomics and understand basic ergonomics assessments and analysis. After the course the student should:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of ergonomics
  • Demonstrate understanding of ergonomic assessment and analysis
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse products and work places based on relevant ergonomic knowledge
  • Demonstrate ability to choose ergonomic analysis method for a particular context
  • Demonstrate ability to implement ergonomic knowledge in the design and development of products and processes

  • The research field of ergonomics
  • Physical ergonomics
  • Working life physiology
  • Anthropometry
  • Choosing ergonomic evaluation methods analys

The course consists of lectures, seminars, quezzes and individual/group work with assignments. The practical elements of the course are integrated with the theoretical to form a good learning practice, according to established learning theories. As a student, you will practice oral and written communication skills in the course, and practice your ability to independently, and in collaboration with others, plan and implement ergonomic analysis

Individual assignments and quezzes. A team based project assignment. Written and oral presentation. Compulsory attendence at lectures, seminaries and practical elements. Individual essay.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms
This course replaces A0007A Ergonomics.

Therese Öhrling

Transition terms
The course A0015A is equal to A0007A

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bohgard, M. (ed.) (2015). Work and technology on human terms. Stockholm: Prevent
The litterature is also available online at

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0005Laboratory work and exercisesU G#1.00MandatoryA20
0006Project workU G#2.50MandatoryA20
0007Individual essayG U 3 4 52.00MandatoryA20
0008QuizzesU G#2.00MandatoryA20

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.