Course detail

Ergonomics - winter

FaVU-ERG-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

Ergonomics is a scientific multi-disciplinary application discipline investigating a person during a working process by using systemic approach. A systemic analysis and the synthesis of factors of the investigated subject will be carried out. The biggest emphasis will be put on the human factor - i. e. on a human person as a realizer and user of all cultural aterfacts. Therefore in the second part of the course the theoretic and practical anthropological standardization will be carried out (in other words: human person is a measure for all things).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The ability to write the theoretic part of the diploma project, to present orally semester exam projects and the practical part of the diploma work, to defend the diploma projet, to discuss relevant artistic and cultural topics, everything in understandable English.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Karwowski, W., W.S. Marras: The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook
Šedivý, V.: Ergonomie (cvičení)
Šedivý, V. Ergonomie: Člověk při práci

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations..

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for credit: attendance including lecture-based knowledge.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Introduction to ergonomics.
2) Anthropological application.
3) Anthropometric standardization of working and utility objects on the example of furniture.
4) Basics of physiology.
5) Physiology of work.
6) Factors of work environment: physical, chemical and biological.
7) Safety of opperation and health protection during work.
8) Subsystem machine: check-list, test-run, organization of work place.
9) Design: interconnection with ergonomics, safety and construction.
10) Subsystem of transformational activities.
11) Economy of system behaviour.
12) Subsystem of psychosocial climate.
13) Psychology of work.


To provide students with the necessary minimum of knowledge about aspects and relations inside the general system which explores the human being during the working process. The emphasis is put on the application: students should be able to distinguish crucial points in the problem situation, analyze them qualitatively and quantitatively, and design practical systemic adjustments which would improve this situation from the viewpoint of the human being so that the whole system can effectively work in a long run.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance is mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch APD , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer