YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
College of STEM
ISEN 5830 - Human Factors Engineering - Spring 2017

INSTRUCTOR: Rory McDonnell / e-mail: romcdonnell@ysu.edu

OFFICE HOURS: Moser Hall, Room 0350 by appointment

TEXTS:

1. Human Factors in Engineering and Design, 7th ed., Sanders and McCormick

2. Workbook for Human Factors in Engineering and Design (weekly to your student email)

3. (reference) Methods, Standards, and Work Design, any edition, Niebel & Arivalds

WEBSITE: http://people.ysu.edu/~mcala/ie830/ie830.html

GRADE POLICY: Your term grade will be composed of:

Homework 25%
Project 25%
Quizzes 25%
Final 25%
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TOTAL100%

GRADING SCALE: Your letter grade will be determined by:

A: 90 to 100
B: 80 to 90
C: 70 to 80
D: 60 to 70
F: less than 60

HOMEWORK AND EXAMS: Any homework not handed in by the individual in class on the due dates or an exam missed without making prior arrangements will be recorded as a zero.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: The requirements for assignments including due dates will be explained in class. Problem sets will generally be due at the beginning of the session in which the next problem set is assigned.  

CLASS CANCELLATION PROCEDURE: If a class must be cancelled you will be notified via <your user name @ student.ysu.edu>.This e-mail will be issued at the earliest possible moment and every other possible attempt to contact you will be made by the instructor of this course.

STATEMENT OF NON_DISCRIMINATION: Youngstown State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, age, religion or veteran/military status in its programs or activities. Please visit www.ysu.edu/ada-accessibility for contact information for persons designated to handle questions about this policy.

STATEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: In accordance with University procedures, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course; please contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. You must be registered with the Center for Student Progress Disability Services, located at 36 West Wood Street, and provide a letter of accommodation to coordinate reasonable accommodations. You can reach CSP Disability Services at 330-941-1372.

 

WEEK

DATES

TOPIC

READING

ASSIGNMENTS

1

1/9

1/11

Human Factors and Systems

Research Methodologies

Ch. 1

Ch. 2

Problem Set #1

2

1/16

1/18

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY (no classes)

Information Input and Processing

 

Ch. 3

3

1/23

1/25

Visual Information

Visual Displays

Ch. 4

Ch. 5

Problem Set #2

4

1/30

2/1

Illumination

Non-visual Displays

Ch. 16

Ch. 6

 

Problem Set #3

5

2/6

2/8

Speech Communications

Noise

Ch. 7

Ch. 18

6

2/13

2/15

Anthropometry and Work-Space Design

Methods for Arranging Components

Ch. 13

Ch. 14

Problem Set #4

7

2/20

2/22

Workplace Design

Physical Work and Material Handling

Ch. 15

Ch. 8

 

Problem Set #5

8

2/27

3/1

Muscle and Work Physiology

Measures of Physiological Strain

Ch. 8

Ch. 8

9

3/6

3/8

 

Spring Break (no classes)

10

3/13

3/15

Physical Workload

Keeping Energy Expenditure Within Bounds

Ch. 8

Ch. 8

11

3/20

3/22

Strength and Endurance

Manual Materials Handling Limits and Risk Reduction

Ch. 8

Ch. 8

12

3/27

3/29

Motor Skills

Climate

Ch. 9
Ch. 17

Problem Set #6

13

4/3

4/5

Human Control of Systems

Controls and Data Entry

Ch. 10

Ch. 11

Problem Set #7

14

4/10

4/12

Hand Tools and Devices

Motion

Ch. 12

Ch. 19

 

Problem Set #8

15

4/17

4/19

Human Error and Accidents

Presentations

Ch. 20

16

4/24

4/26

Presentations

Presentations

 ISEN 5830 - Human Factors Engineering - 2017

FINAL EXAM: TBA