Masters Programs in Ergonomics

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Ergonomics

A master’s degree is a higher education degree that typically gives graduates an advanced understanding of a subject or field. The successful completion of a bachelor’s degree is ordinarily a pre-requisite, and the program usually takes between one to three years to complete. Upon completion, the graduate is generally seen as an expert in his or her field.

What is a Master in Ergonomics? During the program, students may study how human beings interact with the products, systems and environments that make up their daily lives. This usually involves advanced study in human health and behavior, identification of ergonomic risks in various products and environments, and a user-centered approach to product and system creation. Some programs may require internships and/or a thesis.

Ergonomics is a fast-growing and competitive field. Therefore, obtaining a Master in Ergonomics may give you a competitive edge in an interesting and in-demand profession. The combined knowledge gained in human psychology, physiology, system and product design often leaves graduates prepared to tackle the intricate challenges of creating an optimally functioning world.

The country of study, choice of school and length of program all affect the total cost of a master’s degree. Contact the educational institution directly for information regarding tuition and financial aid opportunities.

As a trained ergonomist, graduates may be able to work in fields such as healthcare, aviation, workplace safety, nuclear safety and product design. They often have the option to work for large companies or as consultants in both the public and private sectors. A master’s degree in ergonomics is also commonly the first step to being certified as a registered ergonomist and/or gaining membership in regional and national professional organizations.

Doing an online master’s degree may allow students the flexibility they need to combine studying with other obligations, giving them the chance to take advantage of an international education no matter their place of residence. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MTech / MEng / MPhil in Mechanical Engineering (Research - based)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 weeks February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students who will make a contribution, through research, to understanding the application and evaluation of existing knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will also be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

Masters in Ergonomics. MTech in Mechanical Engineering (Research - based) This qualification is intended for students who will make a contribution, through research, to understanding the application and evaluation of existing knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will also be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. Qualification outcomes and assessment criteria Complete research successfully in engineering processes, products or systems Admission requirements and selection criteria A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Mechanical, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Conferment of the degree The MTech: Engineering: Mechanical will be conferred on students who have completed the dissertation successfully. MEng in Mechanical Engineering (Research - based) The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis and related principles to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to do fundamental engineering research independently. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach. Qualification outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve engineering research and development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant fundamental knowledge of i.e. Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage engineering research projects,demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively,individually or with others,as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,and exercise judgment based onknowledge and expertise pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct applicable levels of investigation, research and/or experiments by applying appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering and specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems,and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of research. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research and development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities through engineering problem-solving, design, technical research and managerial skills. Organise and develop entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar approved degree at honours level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty. Conferment of the degree The MEng: Mechanical degree will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and dissertation successfully. MPhil in Mechanical Engineering (Research - based) The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences or related inter-disciplinary principles to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to do fundamental engineering research of inter/intra-disciplinary nature in dependently. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach. Qualification outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant inter-disciplinary knowledge in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage research projects,demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively,individually or with others,as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of interdisciplinary research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,and exercise judgement based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct applicable levels of investigation, research and/or experiments by applying appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of inter-disciplinary research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform synthesis of systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of inter-disciplinary research. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the inter-disciplinary field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable, cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in research/development. Organise and develop entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirementsand selection criteria An approved four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar approved degree at honours level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty. Conferment of the degree The MPhil: Mechanical degree will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and dissertation successfully. [-]