MSc in Virtual Ergonomics and Design
University of Skövde
SEK 135,000 / per year
15 Jan 2024*
Earliest start date
02 Sep 2024
* application deadline and last day to rank your courses
Do you think ergonomics and usage are important aspects when new products get their designs? Are you curious about how virtual tools can be used in the product realization process? Industrial ergonomics and design are aimed at future products and product developers.
About The Program
Ergonomics and user aspects are today an important part of the product realization 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 the user´s cognitive abilities and limitations.
The Focus of Your Studies
The program provides overall knowledge in the field of Virtual product realization, but also specific knowledge of how to integrate ergonomics and user aspects into the product realization 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 realization 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 developed 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 the industry is looking for and the labor 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.