Ergonomics and user aspects are today an important part of the product realisation process. The master program Virtual Ergonomics and Design gives you tools to use digital technology to evaluate ergonomics but also customize technology and information based on user´s cognitive abilities and limitations.
The Focus of Your Studies
The program provides overall knowledge in the field of Virtual product realisation, but also specific knowledge of how to integrate ergonomics and user aspects into the product realisation process.
The first part of the education introduces the subject Industrial Ergonomics, including current research questions, and presents and discusses a number of industrial paradigms. This first part also deals with how computer-based tools like CAD and CAE are used and act as decision support systems in the product realisation process. The second term offers in-depth knowledge of ergonomics simulation and cognitive ergonomics and also provides the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to relevant problems in industry or research. The latter part of the program contains in-depth courses that study how people live and work with technology, and how tools and methods can be used to take into account the diversity that exists within different user groups. At the same time, the student's leadership and evaluation skills are develop through courses in technical leadership, research methodology and communication as well as sustainable development and innovation.
With the final degree project that runs throughout the last semester, and is done in collaboration with our research partners, you have the opportunity to showcase your advanced abilities and skills.
Upon Completion of Your Studies
A central part of the program is about using digital tools for evaluating ergonomics in the design process, something that industry is looking for and the labour market looks very bright for engineers with skills in ergonomics and design. Several studies show that companies today have difficulty recruiting competent employees in the area.
After graduating, you are also eligible to start postgraduate studies in Information Technology.