Professional Ergonomists Education: Lessons Learned from Worldwide Existing Programs

  • Michelle AslanidesEmail author
  • Nelcy ArévaloEmail author
  • Raouf GhramEmail author
  • Bouhafs Mebarki
  • Frederick Tey
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 821)


This research is the result of a collaboration established between ergonomists from all over the world that are concerned with education of professional ergonomists. We have started a collective state of the art of ergonomics training programs for professionals, according to IEA standards. The team that organizes this symposium has already started this research and published it at 2017 SELF Congress, and continued working in new results from other corners of the world. We have started the project by sending a mail to all the federated societies as they appear in the IEA website, to some of the IEA executive committee members, and finally contacting the ergonomists we know are or were directors of master degrees in ergonomics all over the world. We asked them to give us their feedback through some questions concerning the education program in which the consulted ergonomist has been involved. The stake is to deeply understand the training case through the answers to the questions sent. We got answers from more than 14 countries concerning more than 20 education programs. The panel of the symposium will present the case of 8 programs from different continents. We hope this research will add our “grain of sand” in the necessary collective work of IEA’s “Professional Standards and Education Standing Committee”.


Education Professional Ergonomics Worldwide Program Core competencies IEA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad FavaloroBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Universidad AustralPilarArgentina
  3. 3.Fundación para la investigación y el desarrollo de la Ergonomía en América Latina- ErgoidealBogotáColombia
  4. 4.Higher Institute of Human Sciences of TunisTunisTunisia
  5. 5.The University of Oran 2OranAlgeria
  6. 6.DSO National LaboratoriesSingaporeSingapore
  7. 7.IEA Professional Standards and Education Committee ChairSingaporeSingapore

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