SEEM4065 - Macroergonomics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
MEEM3024 or SEEM3024
MEEM3023 or SEEM3023
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This macroergonomic course is concerned with the application of macroergonomic and sociotechnical theories, principles, and methods to organization’s work system design in order to optimize interactions and fit among the system elements, such as human, technology, and the organization. The course emphasizes human-organization interaction and interface design, which is primarily related to organization development techniques that involve the restructuring of work methods, rearrangements of technology, or the redesign of organizations’ social structures. The ultimate goal of macroergonomics is to achieve safety, human performance, productivity, and satisfaction. The course covers the following macroergonomic topics: 1) background, concepts, definitions, and applications of macroergonomics; 2) sociotechnical system models and theories; 3) macroergonomic methods; 4) work system and process analysis and design; 5) impact of macroergonomics; and 6) future directions of macroergonomics. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 65%
Examination: 35%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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