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MS Occupational Ergonomics & Safety

Master of Science in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety


MASTER OF SCIENCE OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS AND SAFETY

OBJECTIVE

  • The objective of the program is to prepare engineers and occupational safety and health specialists to meet the changing demands of industry, government, and service organizations, such as insurance and utility industries.

  • The curriculum is designed to meet both the immediate and long-term needs of these organizations in the areas of workplace and job design, safety, and accident prevention.

  • A unique feature of the training program is the emphasis on the holistic approach for injury and disability prevention.

  • The holistic approach involves primary prevention, application of ergonomic and safety principles to job and workplace design, secondary prevention, rehabilitation, functional restoration and quick return to gainful employment, and tertiary prevention, re-engineering of the work environment to deter re-injuries and match the workers? residual abilities.

ADMISSION AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

This non-thesis program will include 33 semester credit hours of course work in the areas of ergonomics and safety and 3 hours of independent research project or internship in an industrial or health care related facility.

Research areas will include musculoskeletal injuries, occupational stress, automation, and design for older workers and special populations.

Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, psychology, or health related fields such as environmental health or physical therapy.

Applicants must meet the regular admissions criteria of the Graduate School, which includes a 3.0 CGPA and a minimum score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portion of the GRE

MINIMUM PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WITH NON-ENGINEERING BACKGROUND

Chemistry
Physics or Statics
Calculus
Probability and Statistics
Fundamentals of Industrial Safety Engineering (required of all students)

(IEN 351 - Industrial Safety Engineering, can be used for graduate credits if not part of undergraduate requirements)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Internships are available through the Department of Industrial Engineering.

CORE COURSES

  • IEN 551 Accident Prevention Systems
  • IEN 651 System Safety Engineering
  • IEN 558 Industrial Hygiene I
  • IEN 559 Industrial Hygiene II
  • IEN 557 Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
  • IEN 657 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics
  • IEN 612 Design of Experiments
  • EPH 521 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • IEN 694 Masters Project (Internship)


ELECTIVES (9 CREDITS REQUIRED)

Suggested List of Electives:

  • IEN 656 Human Information Processing and System Design
  • IEN 658 Ergonomics and Special Populations
  • IEN 659 Work Physiology
  • EPH 541 Integrated Aspects of Environmental Health
  • PSY 634 Program Evaluation
  • IEN 572 Management of Technology
  • MGT 651 Behavioral and Organizational Systems
  • MGT 602 Human Resource Management


(Note: All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated)

For further information, contact the Department of Industrial Engineering at 284-2367.

 

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