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Ergonomics Teaching Concept at Technical Universities on the Basis of Warsaw University of Technology

  • Ewa Górska
  • Aneta Kossobudzka-Górska
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 826)

Abstract

Ergonomic products and ergonomic working conditions are one of the most crucial determinants of market existence for enterprises and condition to hire and keep the most valuable employees. That is why, employers are searching for qualified ergonomics professionals, whose competences are conformed with university degree or certification from acknowledged institutes (e.g. BCPE or CREE). The goal of this paper is to present current state and possible development directions to improve the teaching in the area of ergonomics at Warsaw University of Technology, so that students interested in human-centric approach could get specialized degree and in the future become certified. Preparation of a student to become ergonomic technology designer and to appreciate and experience ergonomic values, will allow him or her to become a user of comfortable products and to work in comfortable working environment. This requires adequate teaching that would trigger vast changes in values, knowledge, abilities and habits, development of cognitive abilities as well as preferences and attitudes.

Keywords

Ergonomics Ergonomist competences Euro Ergonomist 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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