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The purpose of this design course is to use in a laboratory setting introductory principles of work analysis, design and measurement. Major topics include human factors, work design principles, work environment, economic justification, work measurement and the design process. NOT FOR ENGINEERING CREDIT.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: IME 3050 or taken concurrently.
Credits: 1 hour
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (0 - 3)
Students are expected to have the following abilities:
Performance Criteria Measured1
Apply the knowledge skills and abilities learned in Work Design (IME 305) and apply them to an industrial base problem.
B3: Uses appropriate engineering, sciences, and/or mathematical tools for problem solving (OR, statics, materials).
F5: Demonstrate the ability to make sound judgments regarding technical aspects of engineering technology problems.
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-EAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Konz & Johnson (2008). Work Design, Occupational Ergonomics. Holcomb Hathaway, Seventh Edition.
Niebel, Benjamin, and Freivalds, Andris (2003). Methods, Standards, and Work Design. McGraw Hill, Twelfth Edition. (Reference)
Western Michigan University
E-223 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011