IE 419 - Work Design: Productivity and Safety

Course Description

Methods improvement, physical work design, productivity, work measurement; principles and practice of safety.

I E 419 - Work Design: Productivity and Safety (3): is a senior level course offered in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. It is one of two courses which follow I E 327, Introduction to Work Design. This course focuses on the methods improvement physical work design, productivity, work measurement; principles and practice of safety. It will be offered in fall and spring semesters. This course will enable students to perform work measurement: develop an MTM analysis, and carry out a work sampling study. Students taking this course are expected to understand basic concepts of work design.

Course Prerequisites

  • I E 327

Additional Information

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Andris Freivalds



Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering



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