To gain an appreciation of the breadth and depth of current research in selected areas of human factors engineering.
To hone both verbal and written skills through presenting and discussing human factors engineering concepts and data.
To develop the ability to critically assess the published literature.
Study of the mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical and thermal properties of solids. Atomic order and disorder in solids, single-phase metals, and multiphase materials (their equilibria and micro-structure) are examined as a basis for understanding the causes of material properties. Interwoven throughout the course is an introduction to materials selection and design considerations.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe the chemical and engineering aspects of materials
Use typical material properties (particularly mechanical, thermal and electrical ones) to predict the behaviour of engineering components
Specify the factors involved in manufacturing and using materials
This course will further your understanding of a variety of research areas in human factors engineering. Special attention will be paid to methodologies and tools used in human factors engineering research.