SchoolSchool of Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Ergonomics

Program Description:

Ergonomics  is the scientific discipline concerned with understanding interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in a way to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

Many people suffer because their conditions at work and home are incompatible with their needs, abilities and limitations. This situation affects their safety and welfare, as well as, that of organizations and societies.

High technology can make our lives more efficient and exciting. However, fascination with technology and overly ambitious business expectations can cause us to overlook human factor risks. Neglecting these risks can have serious effects on manufacturers, suppliers and service enterprises.

Therefore, the graduate in ergonomics and human factors will be more important in postmodern era to help in propagating theoretical and practical aspects of the field, advancing the frontiers of knowledge by doing research as well as innovating and promoting health and wellbeing by designingproducts as well as workplacesergonomically. 

For the time being, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the pioneer for offering this course in the Middle East in terms of the educational excellence, and research products concerning ergonomics studies. In the next 10 years, the main mission of the course is to train committed, knowledgeable and competent individuals in this multidisciplinary field. 



Expected Competencies at the End of the Program  

 General Competencies*

 Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Keeping the physical and psychological environment as well as the workplace healthy 
  • Using specialized equipment
  • Working in professional environments
  • Handling the bio-signal equipment and data processing
  • Interpreting the test results

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a master's degree (MSc)  in one of the fields of Ergonomics, Occupational Health, HSE, Medical engineering, Industrial Design or Doctor of Medicine (MD)  received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  6 credits

Special Courses:                           21 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Total:                                            47 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of  Ergonomics  

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Occupational Health Engineering Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Farideh Golbabaei

Tel.:  (+98 21) 88951390

Email  :

Address: Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health (SPH), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Engheleb Square, Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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