347-0518/02 – Engineering Ergonomics (IER)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Machine Parts and MechanismsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Zdeněk Folta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Zdeněk Folta, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FOL20 doc. Ing. Zdeněk Folta, Ph.D.
TRO092 Ing. Miroslav Trochta, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. to 2. - identify and name all ergonomic problems, 3. to 5. - select the appropriate method of solution, 6. to 7. - apply ergonomic analysis and legislative and normative documents, 8. - use measuring devices for ergonomic measurement, 9. to 10. - assess the suitability of the arrangement of the workplace, the appropriateness of operating positions, 11. - classify or the work, 12. to 14.- create a new arrangement of the workplace.

Teaching methods



The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic requirements for ergonomics of construction and installation of equipment in relation to working conditions and human capabilities.

Compulsory literature:

Current legislative data available on the Internet, according to the instructions on the lectures and exercises. E-learning: Ergonomie I in Moodle; https://vyuka.fs.vsb.cz/

Recommended literature:

Ergonomics. London: Taylor & Francis, 1957-. ISSN 0014-0139. Current legislative data available on the Internet, according to the instructions on the lectures and exercises.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Work in exercises, elaboration and defense of programs according to the assignment. Combined exam.


E-learning Ergonomie I by Moodle: www.vyuka.fs.vsb.cz

Other requirements

None follow-up requirements under this subject.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) Introduction to ergonomics, system man - technology - environment, the degree of risk to human. 2) Anthropocentrism, human physical parameters (dimensions, movement, somatic, energy), human sensory parameters (sight, hearing, reflexes, etc.), mental parameters. 3) Dimensional solutions of job sight conditions, human body model. 4) Communication between man and technology, controls, their distribution, solutions, standardization, location. Indicators, their distribution, solutions, standardization, location, relationship between controls and indicators. 5) Workplace equipment, tools and utilities, shaping the handle. 6) Seats, basic structure, shapes and dimensions, the relationship between seats and work surfaces, dimensional optimization for different levels of users. 7) Properties of the environment. Lighting, noise, vibrations, climatic conditions in the workplace (temperature, humidity, air flow). Legislation, measurement. 8) Colours and their effect on humans, the safety significance of colours. 9) Work safety and hygiene, ergonomic design. 10) Physical burden, ergonomic measurements and evaluation of the working position, measuring of physical exertion. 11) Ergonomic analysis - RULA. Psychic burden, operating mode. 12) Ergonomic analysis NIOSH, Snook & Ciriello, KIM. 13) Categorization of works. 14) The role of the designer, technologist, worker safety.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  20
        Examination Examination 55  6 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 80 %

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S06) Construction of Mechanical Parts EXP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270037) Engineering Design (S06) Construction of Mechanical Parts EXP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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