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
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
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.
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
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Ergonomics
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.
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