Taught course

Human Factors and Ergonomics

University of Nottingham · Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

2.2 BEng or BSc (Lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including: Manufacturing, Industrial & Mechanical engineering, management/ business, psychology, human sci, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, computer/safety sci. Other requirements: Interest in ergonomics and some practice applying this.Qualifications below the minimum are considered if applicant has 10 yrs + relevant experience. IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) TOEFL IBT: 79 with a minimum of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to improve awareness of the critical contribution of the human factor to manufacturing and services industries, as well as in business and commerce.

It is now increasingly recognised that the vital factor in successful products, system quality and performance is the 'human' factor. By 'designing for people' in terms of comfort, health, safety and satisfaction, for both consumer and employee, companies are able to ensure higher levels of effectiveness and reliability. By neglecting the human factor and ergonomics, companies are likely to experience major reliability failures, accidents, labour relations problems and unsuccessful introductions of technology.

By studying on the MSc Human Factors and Ergonomics, you will graduate with a postgraduate qualification that provides the necessary skills to address these issues in the design of products, jobs, workplaces and systems.

Fees and funding

International applicants can find funding information at www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalstudents/scholarshipsfeesfinance/scholarships/index.aspx

HEU applicants can find funding information at www.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool/funding/index.aspx

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations35
Written coursework / continuous assessment32
Dissertation33 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Gary Burnett
+44 115 95 14030