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Ergonomics 2 7.5 credits

Ergonomi 2
Second cycle, A7013A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Human Works Science
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics

Entry requirements

Completed courses of at least 120 credits, with at least the grade Pass. This must include the following courses: Ergonomics 1 (A0015A) 7,5 credits and Human-Machine-Interaction (D0055A) 7,5 credits, or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
  • The student shall show knowledge of ergonomics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human factors
  • Prove knowledge of work physiology
  • Prove the ability to design work, workplaces, equipment, products, systems and processes based on ergonomic aspects
  • Show competence in evaluation, analysis and implementation of ergonomic methods
  • The student shall demonstrate values in implementation of social, economic, ecological and work environmental aspects in evaluation and development work

The theoretical framework for the course consist of human factors, physical ergonomics and organisation theory. The theory is applied in a project where we analyse work and work environments through methods based on critical root cause analysis. In the course we also apply and explore methods for user-centered design and participation ergonomics, and you will get the chance to practice methods to include users in the design process during the course. The aim of the course is to increase the students skills in assessing and designing equipment, workplaces, products and processes with human needs and abilities in focus.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Through lectures, a literature seminar and a project you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of ergonomics, human factors, organisation theory and user-centered design. The project runs throughout the course and is initially carried out in groups and finishes individually where you get the chance to develop and challenge your problem solving ability. In the project we focus on root cause analysis and methods for user participation and participatory ergonomics.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined through a two-part project work in which the second part is conducted in groups and the second part is conducted individually. Both parts should be presented both in writing and orally. The course is also examined through an individual reflective assignment on the project work and the own learning in the course.

Students must register to the courses themselves or contact the ETKS educational administration not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This also applies to the students with a place guarantee. Contact: ETKS educational administration

Therese Öhrling

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1
Bohgard,M (2015) Arbete och teknik på människans villkor, Prevent 2008

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Project work in groupU G#3.00MandatoryA19
0005Project work individuallyG U 3 4 53.50MandatoryA19
0006Individual reflectionG U 3 4 51.00MandatoryA19

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.

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 Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 11 Feb 2022