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2 Aachen University of Technology Prof. Dr. Holger Luczak Chair and Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics Bergdriesch 27 D Aachen Mechanical Engineering Dipl.-Ing. (Mechanical Engineering)/MSc (Production Engineering, Automotive System Engineering, etc.); Dr.-Ing. (comparable to Ph.D. in mechanical engineering) All students have to meet general requirements for a study (Diploma or Master) in. How to apply to German-taught RWTH Master Programmes see also: For Dr.-Ing./Ph.D. study a Diploma or comparable degree is required In the basic lecture (Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics & Work Organization I) the following topics are explained: (Group and team oriented) work organization, work environment, work ecology, ergonomic design and usability engineering, computer and office work and occupational risk prevention. The topic of Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics & Work Organization II can be specified as follows: Work system design for assembly operations, human information processing (example: cockpit design), virtual and augmented reality, cognitive engineering and human-computer interaction. The lecture Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics & Work Organization III starts with a close introduction in the filed of work organization (e.g. concurrent engineering). Furthermore the topics work and time study, occupational safety and health management, tele-cooperation and tele-work will be discussed in detail. The main lecture aspects of Industrial Engineering, Ergonomic & Work Organization IV are operational process rationalization and organization as well as reengineering of information systems in service management, production management and logistics management. Lectures and courses in: Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics & Work Organization, Human Resource Management, Logistics, Systems Ergonomics
3 Aachen University of Technology Prof. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Kraiss Chair of Technical Computer Science Ahornstr. 55 D Aachen Human Machine Systems Dipl.-lng., Dr.-Ing. Lectures: Foundations of Computer Science I, Human Machine Systems I and II, Human Factors Engineering in Aviation, Traffic and Process Control. Laboratories: Multimedia Techniques; Virtual Reality, Java intensive course. Main Research Areas: Research activities are concerned with Human Media Technology and Knowledge based and trainable systems. Four working groups address the topics Visual Information Retrieval, Sign Language Recognition, Mobile Service Robots and Man Machine Interaction. The common theme of all projects is the improvement of human-machine communications in a variety of applications. This implies basic studies in human factors and cognitive engineering as well as the application of recent achievements in computer hardware and software. Keywords: Human- Machine Systems; Ergonomics; Computer Vision; Robotics; Virtual Reality; Neural Networks; Knowledge based Systems; Adaptive and Intelligent User Support Systems; Multimedia Techniques; Visual Information Retrieval; Sign Language Recognition; Mobile Service Robots; Man Machine Interaction.
4 Technical University of Berlin Prof. Dr. med. habil. Wolfgang Friesdorf (Ergonomics) Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Timpe (Man-Machine Systems) Institute for Psychology and Ergonomics Steinplatz 1 D Berlin Ergonomics (Arbeitswissenschaft) Mechanical Eng.; Production Eng.; Industrial Eng.; Economics Basic Examinations in Engineering or Economic Field (After approx. 5 semesters) 1. complex working systems; 2. interdisciplinary design of work and workplaces; 3. team work; 4. situation awareness; 5. safety of work; special focus: health care systems; operation room; intensive care units
5 Technical University of Berlin Prof. Dr. Walter Volpert Arbeitspsychologie und Arbeitspädagogik Franklinstr D Berlin Arbeitspsychologie und Arbeitspädagogik Nur für Studenten der Technischen Universität Berlin Das Programm wird für Studenten der Informatik (computer science) als Wahlfach und Nebenfach angeboten. Es besteht aus fünf Lehrveranstaltungen mit 4 Stunden/Woche, drei Lehrveranstaltungen mit 2 Stunden/Woche und einer Lehrveranstaltung mit 6 Stunden/Woche für jeweils ein Semester (ca. 15 Wochen). Studenten, die in ihrer späteren Berufspraxis mit der Gestaltung von Arbeitstätigkeiten in der Industrie und im Büro zu tun haben, sollen einen Überblick zu pyschologischen und pädagogischen Aspekten der Arbeit gewinnen und Methoden der Analyse und Gestaltung von Arbeitstätigkeiten kennenlernen.
6 Ruhr University Bochum Prof. Dr. Herbert Schnauber, Prof. Dr. Dr. Erich Staudt, Prof. Dr. Heiner Minssen, Prof. Dr. Norbert Kailer Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft, Institute of Industrial Science Universitätsstrasse 150 Gebäude NB 1 D Bochum Industrial Science; Organizational Management Diplom-Arbeitswissenschaftler. Master of Organizational Management Diploma / M.A. The additional study requires 4 terms. It is a study with several disciplines, in company with practical studies. It offers aspects from social, economical and engineering science. Four main fields are represented in research and coursework: Management of Innovation, Quality Management, Organizational Development and Human Resources Management.
7 Technical University of Braunschweig Prof. Dr. Johannes-Henrich Kirchner Abt. Arbeitswissenschaft des Instituts für Wirtschaftswissenschaften Schleinitzstr. 23A D Braunschweig Ergonomics (Introduction to Human Work; Ergonomic Product Design; Basics of Work Safety) In connection with diploma/master in engineering none Work performance of man, stresses and strains of man in the work system, accidents and health detriments, work satisfaction, design of working conditions, humanization of working life. Man-machine-systems, displays, controls, machines and workplaces, work environment. Models and procedures for work safety, laws and institutions. Main Research Areas: ergonomic workplace design, ergonomic product design, work safety. Keywords: ergonomics, safety, design.
8 University of Bremen Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Heeg Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science at the University of Bremen Applied Work Science, Industrial Management, Organisation and Personnel Development, Hochschulring 20 D Bremen Applied Work Science, Industrial Management, Organisation and Personnel Development Diplom-Ingenieur, Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur Main emphasis in teaching: Aside from the classical teaching methods such as lectures, exercises and lab time, projects for the regional industry are also realized. The courses thus being offered meet not only the specific program of studies required for the industrial engineer, but also address the production engineering student as well. The division Applied Work Science, Industrial Management, Organisation and Personnel Development (ATOP) is engaged in research of the design of change- and innovation processes of companies. Further fields of interest are Work Science and Technical Management.
9 Technical University of Chemnitz Prof. Dr. Hartmut Enderlein Chair of Ergonomics Erfenschlager Str. 73 D Chemnitz Work Science Diplom-Ingenieur, Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur Studies in Design of plant and work / production management. Following lectures are offered: principles of science of management, technical operation management and work science, case study; design of plant Ergonomics (anthropometric work design; design of work place and tools, design of environmental factors, design of work structures) occupational safety and health, work environment, design of work methods and time management, work physiology, work science, work psychology.
10 University of Cottbus Univ.- Prof. Dr. rer. oec. habil. et Dr.-Ing. et Dr.h.c. Heinz Bartsch Fakultät Maschinenbau, Elektrotechnik und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Lehrstuhl für Arbeitswissenschaft Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 102 D Cottbus Forschungs- und Arbeitsschwerpunkte: Menschliche Zuverlässigkeit in sozio-technischen Systemen; Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz / Arbeitssicherheit; Telearbeit aus arbeitswissenschaftlicher Sicht; Strategisches Personalmanagement; Motivationsmodelle und Personalproduktivität aus interkultureller Sicht; Personalentwicklung und Personalführung aus arbeitswissenschaftlicher Sicht; Ergonomische Arbeitsplatz- und Arbeitsmittelgestaltung; Entwicklung und Einführung flexibler Arbeitszeitsysteme; Vigilanzstadienermittlung beim Menschen. Themenschwerpunkte in der Weiterbildung: Ergonomische Gestaltung von Arbeitssystemen; - Personalwirtschaft aus arbeitswissenschaftlicher Sicht; Mobbing im Arbeitsleben; Sick-Building-Syndrom; Ergonomische Gestaltung der Bildschirmarbeit; Arbeitssicherheit als Führungsfunktion in Unternehmen; Anforderungen für Telekooperation und Telearbeit; Analyse, Gestaltung und Bewertung von arbeitshygienischen Umweltfaktoren; Perspektiven zur Zukunft der Arbeit; Anforderungen des Personalmanagement in virtuellen und vernetzten Unternehmen. Keywords: Arbeitsgestaltung; Ergonomie; Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz / Arbeitssicherheit; Arbeitsorganisation; Personalmanagement.
11 Darmstadt University of Technology Prof. Dr. Kurt Landau Institute of Ergonomics Petersenstr. 30 D Darmstadt Ergonomics, Work Analyses, Work Design Diplom-Ingenieur, Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur, Master of Science, Dr.-Ingenieur Undergraduate degree (engineering sciences) The program provides students of engineering sciences with knowledge necessary for a systematic application of ergonomics in the field (industry, offices, etc.). Besides the lectures, which cover basic problems as well as the adequate methods of criteria considered as important within the ergonomic work system analysis and design, exercises devoted to the application of specific methods and concrete engagement in different industrial projects are offered. A number of laboratories (for example a climatic chamber, biomechanical and physiological laboratory) and devices suitable for laboratory and field research are available.
12 University of Dortmund Prof. Dr. Klaus Heinz Department of Mechanical Engineering Leonhard-Euler-Str. 5 D Dortmund Maschinenbau (Mechanical, Production, and Industrial Engineering); Logistik; Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Dipl.-Ing. (Maschinenbau); Dipl.-Logistiker; Dipl.-Wirtschaftsingenieur; Dr.-Ing.; Teacher (for apprentice in Maschinenbau ) Twenty-six weeks of practical work in industry before or during the study. Abitur or B.S. in engineering (or equivalent) Ergonomics and Human Factors are embedded in the study programs. All students have to take a module called Arbeitswissenschaft (applied human factors) in their third year (actual class size: ca. 100 students). Elective courses are e.g. Ergonomics I and II, Design of Work and Work Conditions (PD Jäger) and Industrial Psychology (Prof. Kleinbeck), offered in fourth year (class size: ca. 10 students). Students can do theoretical, experimental and practice-related project work in the field of Ergonomics/Human Factors. Laboratory facilities and contacts to the local industry (for field study) can be used. Associated with the university is the Institut für Arbeitsphysiologie (Institute for Occupational Physiology).
13 University of Dortmund Prof. Dr. Günter Eissing Fachbereich 14 Gesellschaftswissenschaften Philosophie und Theologie Emil-Figge-Straße 50 D Dortmund Lehramt Sek I und Primarstufe Staatsexamen Hochschulreife Arbeitswiss. Gestaltung des privaten Haushalts; Gesundheitsförderung. Laboratories: Laborküche. Main Research Areas: Belastung und Beanspruchung im privaten Haushalt; Gesundheitsförderung. Keywords: Ergonomie, privater Haushalt, Gesundheitsförderung.
14 Institute for Occupational Physiology at the University of Dortmund Executive Director Prof. Dr. Dr. Hermann Maximilian Bolt, Prof. Dr. Barbara Griefahn, Prof. Dr. Herbert Heuer Ardeystrasse 67 D Dortmund Occupational Physiology and Psychology - Toxicology - Ergonomics - Epidemiology are offered by cooperating universities; possibilities to do experimental research for diploma and doctoral thesis. Undergraduate degree (Diploma), Graduate degree (Doctoral) Toxicokinetics of industrial materials, identification of carcinogens, epidemiology, processing of sensory information, visual fatigue, evoked potentials, climatic stress, whole body vibration, applied cognitive psychology, motor behavior, occupational medicine, biomechanics, field research, fatigue and recovery, assessment of work load, manual materials handling, work and system design, visual display units.
15 Technical University of Dresden Prof. Dr. Martin Schmauder Institute for Labour Engineering Duererstr. 26 D Dresden Work Science, Work Design, Work Organization and Work Management, Occupational Safety & Health and Occupational Hygiene Diploma in industrial engineering, expert in industrial safety Matriculation standard After the basic study of mechanical engineering are lectured special fields in a campus course. Within own specialized studies (2 years) can be chosen between two fields: the Industrial Engineering and the Industrial Safety. This program is offered for all technical and nontechnical faculties. Special subjects are: organisation of the work, technical industrial safety, work studies, design of work places and departments, measurement and design of environmental factors, division of labours, dangerous substances, environmental protection, payment. There is also offered a further education for industrial engineers and technical experts.
16 University of Essen Prof. Dr. Ralph Bruder Industrial Design Faculty of Ergonomics Universitätsstraße D Essen Industrial Design / Ergonomics Diplom-Designer Introduction to ergonomics, ergonomic design I and II, emotional design, These lectures provide methodical skills that enable designers to analyze human activities precisely, to formulate human related design demands and to translate these factors into a form of design that is suitable for peoples needs while at the same time monitoring the effect of the design.
17 Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Fröhner Institute of Ergonomics Eissendorfer Str. 40 D Hamburg Work and operational organization/ Work and health protection Dipl.-lng., Dr.-Ing. Lectures: Ergonomics I + II, Production Planning and Control, Management and Organization of Enterprises, Organization of the Production Process, Ergonomics for Information Technology, Production-oriented Management Game. Work and operational organization: Extended assertion beginnings by international company comparisons New organization forms in media area Surface assembly in microelectronics Human-oriented and economic integration of CIM-Items Participation-oriented assembly structuring Co-workeroriented concepts for product development Activity - related support structures for younger and older innovators / Work and health protection: Noise reduction at respiratory protection helmets International dangerous material data bases in the comparison Controlling concept for decision support within the area work and environmental protection Integrated working environment job design.
18 University of Hannover Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Manfred Schweres lnstitut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Didaktik des Maschinenbaus Im Moore 11A D Hannover Work Science and Didactics for Mechanical Engineering Diplom-Ingenieur Work science I, principles of work science I and II, applied ergonomics analysis of work, work studies, industrial engineering, occupational safety and health I + II, occupational medicine for engineers.
19 Technische Universität Ilmenau Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Kurtz Work Science Group Faculty of Mechanical Engineering P.O. Box D Ilmenau Work Science Diplomingenieur im Studiengang Maschinenbau und im Studiengang Mechatronik, (Diplomingenieur in the course of study Mechanical Engineering, Diplomingenieur in the course of study Mechatronics), Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur The department of Work Science offers the following courses of studies to students of mechanical engineering, business administration and applied media sciences: work science / occupational safety; communication ergonomics; design of work environment; web-design in the course internettechnologies. Based on the fundamentals, a step-by-step programme of courses is offered: work design / work process organisation; work structuring; timemanagement / differentiation in payment. After completing the course, the students can achieve: REFA-first certificate (work system designer).
20 University of Kassel Prof. Dr. G. Fieblinger, Prof. Dr. Ekkehart Frieling, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Martin, Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Spang Institute of Industrial Engineering Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40 D Kassel Industrial Engineering / Ergonomics / Industrial Psychology / International Project Management Diplom-Ingenieur, Arbeitswissenschaft MA Principles of work science and application (methods and application), principles of industrial psychology, principles of technical anthropology, design and redesign of work system, occupational safety and health, quality management, human resources development, methods of job and task analysis, methods of production planning and control, software-ergonomics, development of questionnaire for organisational climate, job satisfaction, learning environment, flexibility etc.
21 University of Kaiserslautern Prof. Dr. Klaus J. Zink Chair of Industrial Management and Human Factors P.O. Box 3049 D Kaiserslautern Human Factors, Human Resources Management Exam in Human Factors or Human Resources Management as part of the university degree in Industrial Engineering and Management or other [related] degree programs such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or computer science; (alternative: Master of Business and Engineering (as stated in official faculty documents)). Pre-Diploma Specialisation areas: Human Factors and Organization I: Procedures of job analysis, organization analysis and diagnosis; fundamentals and methods of ergonomic work design, work redesign and organization structuring, job evaluation and organization evaluation. Human Factors and Organization II: Transfer of ergonomical knowledge into enterprises, basic knowledge of empirical research, procedures of job analysis (empirical analysing methods, measurement technologies and exercises in ergonomical laboratory, case studies of performance rating), ergonomic work design, technical aid for ergonomic work design, occupational safety as an integrative approach. Human Resources Management: Tasks of Human Resource Management, fundamental knowledge of personality and motivation, applied group psychology, structural framework, personnel selection, opinion research, interactional personnel leadership, personnel development. (c) Other subjects: (partly taught by experts working in industry or business consulting): Software Ergonomics, Work Measurement, Total Quality Management, Process Management, Facilitation of problem solving groups (d) Seminars about current topics of ergonomics.
22 Technical University of Karlsruhe Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Gert Zülch Institute for Human and Industrial Engineering Kaiserstr. 12 D Karlsruhe Human and Industrial Engineering Pre-Diploma of mechanical engineering or comparable study The institute offers basic lectures of Human and Industrial Engineering. Additional lectures are concerned with: controlling; communication ergonomics; work structuring; production planning and control; industrial and environmental safety, operations management in services and administration. Furthermore, seminars are offered for the post-graduate education. The research fields cover both industrial engineering and human engineering: main topics are simulation of organisational and work structures of production systems, the development of work places for manual assembly and the shaping of the man-machine-interface.
23 Technical University of Karlsruhe Prof. Dr. Peter Knauth Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und lndustrielle Produktion Abteilung Arbeitswissenschaft Hertzstr. 16 D Karlsruhe Ergonomics Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur Ergonomics I and II, practical course (tutorial) in ergonomics, human resource management, organizational development and culture.
24 Otto-von-Guerricke University Magdeburg Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Quaas Institute of Industrial Science Factory Engineering and Factory Management Universitätsplatz 2 D Magdeburg Industrial Organization Diploma Engineer Production Engineering, specialization Industrial Organization Specialization Industrial Organization: Concluded basic studies Production Engineering/Prediploma/Examination Mechanical Engineering I. Specialized field studies: 525 lessons, 8 staff: Ergonomics, Industrial Psychology/ Psychology of Organization, Industrial Organization, Industrial Security; 450 lessons: Technical/Technological subjects, Industrial Economy; 16 weeks: practical training; Diploma Examination (written work); Program objectives: to produce qualified Industrial Engineers for planning and organization of industrial systems and to produce scientific new recruits. II. Industrial Science for Computer-Scientists: 150 lessons. III. Ergonomics/Work and Health: for specialization security engineering; 120 lessons. IV. Ergonomics and Industrial Organization for Business Engineers: 120 lessons. V. Ergonomics and Industrial Psychology for Engineering and Business Engineers: lessons. Programs are accredited by the Ministry of State.
25 Technical University München Prof. Dr. Heiner Bubb, Prof. Dr. Heinzpeter Rühmann Chair of Ergonomics Boltzmannstr. 15 D Garching or Ergonomics 1. Diplom-Ingenieur. 2. Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur AWA/MBA. 3. Master/Bachelor. 1. Vordiplom (first step of examination during studying Diplom-Ingenieur ). 2. A completed degree on the Techn. Univ. (e.g. Diplom-Ingenieur ). An above-average bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification is required for the enrolment of Master program. 1. The Diplom-Ingenieur Program: Lectures: ergonomics, theoretical fundamentals of mechanics, machines for production respectively engines, control theory, precision machines respectively agriculture technique and specific applications such as transmission technique, light weight construction tractors or motorcars. In addition, 4 practical trainings and 2 term papers. Diploma-Thesis: 6 months Duration: The complete courses: 9 semesters (10 at an average); Students with DVP: 5 semesters. Students: 60 (full-time). 2. The AWA/MBA Program: Lectures: ergonomics, occupational physiology, business administration, economics, operation research, statistics and law. The courses will be held both in English (30%) and German (70%). Diploma-thesis: 3 months. Duration: 4 semesters (enrolled only in winter semester). Students: 40 (full-time). 3. The Master/Bachelor Program: The master can be the second qualification of students with diploma, or an additional course students with a bachelor. Lectures: identical with the Diplom-Ingenieur Program. Master/Bachelor-thesis: 6 months (English or German). Duration(Master/Bachelor): 4/6 semesters.
26 Technical University München Prof. Dr. André Büssing Chair of Psychology Lothstraße 17 D München Work and Organizational Psychology of Sociotechnical Systems MBA Diploma cf. Main Research Areas: occupational health psychology, service work, telework, knowledge and action, job satisfaction, working time, stress and burnout. Keywords: work analysis, organizational diagnosis, job design, organizational development, personnel development, work place intervention and prevention.
27 Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Friedhelm Nachreiner Arbeits- und Organisationapsychologie Ammerländer-Heerstraße D Oldenburg Industrial Psychology Diploma / Ph.D. in Psychology First examination (Vordiplom) / graduation in psychology Program covers training in the fields of ergonomics, industrial and organizational psychology; small number of students, class sizes between 5 and 15, ca. 20 full-time students; complete course program lasting 2 years (plus time for thesis for diploma); no formalized postgraduate program.
28 University of Osnabrück Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Siegfried Greif Department of Psychology and Health Sciences Work and Organizational Psychology Unit Seminarstr. 20 D Osnabrück Laboratories: Usability Laboratory. Main Research Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Software Evaluation, Requirements Analysis, Natural Language Interfaces, Design. Keywords: HCI, Ergonomics.
29 University of Siegen Prof. Dr. Helmut Strasser Institute of Production Engineering Ergonomics Division Paul-Bonatz-Str D Siegen Work science / Ergonomics Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirt.Ing., Dr.-Ing. Lectures: Work Science/Ergonomics Ia (Basic Knowledge for the Analysis, Evaluation, and Design of Workplaces and the Organization of Working Processes) Work Science/ Ergonomics Ib (Analysis, Evaluation, and Design of Work Tools Product Ergonomics) (both obligatory subjects), Work Science/Ergonomics II (Analysis, Evaluation, and Design of the Working Environment), Noise and Sound Control Techniques (obligatory subject), Noise Emission Measuring Methods, Applied Work Science and Occupational Safety (Methods, Approaches, and Examples of Laboratory and Field Research Projects ), Laboratory and Measuring Exercises in Ergonomics, Work Science Seminar for students of Mechanical Engineering, and International Project Management, Mechanical Engineering with Business Studies and Vocational Education. Research Areas: Analysis, evaluation, and ergonomics design of working conditions and tools, and noise control techniques; developing, improving and applying electromyographic methods as a means for quantifying physiological costs associated with repetitive manual movements during work, measuring physiological costs (Temporary Threshold Shifts and Restitution Time) associated with sound exposures. Effects of Combined Stress; Analysis of Sound Emissions of Machines and Development of Noise-Reducing Measures; Re-Evaluation and Design of the Working Conditions in a Chain of Grocery Stores from an Ergonomics Point of View; Ergonomic Optimization of Inspection Tasks with Respect to Work Efficiency and Strain; Visualization of a Directory of Ergonomics Programs for the Internet (see
30 University of Stuttgart Prof. Dr. Prof. e.h. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Bullinger Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management Nobelstr. 12 D Stuttgart Human Factors and Technology Management Diploma in Engineering, Doctor of Production Engineering Studies up to the intermediate exam in Mechanical Engineering Human Factors I (occupational physiology, industrial psychology); Design of work place and surroundings (lighting, color, acoustics, vibrations, climate, harmful substances); Design of work place, ergonomical design or working materials, interface of human being and machine. Human Factors II (analysis of work contents, design of working systems, qualification of personnel, evaluation of work, organization or working time). Technology management, safety technology, office design, interactions of human being and computer, evaluation or technological consequences, management of projects, personnel economy.