B.E. Mechanical Engineering:Work Study and Ergonomics

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Typology Bachelor
Location Patiala
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor
  • Patiala
  • Duration:
    4 Years


Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Year: Semester I

Mathematics I
Engineering graphics
Computer Programming
Solid Mechanics
Communication Skills

First Year: Semester-II

Mathematics II
Manufacturing Process
Electrical and Electronic Science
Organizational Behavior

Second Year- Semester - I

Numerical and Statistical Methods
Fluid Mechanics
Material Science and Engineering
Kinematics of Machines
Machine Drawing
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Environmental Studies

Second Year- Semester – II

Optimization Techniques
Measurement Science and Techniques
Power Generation and Economics
Machine Design – I
Dynamics of Machines
Computer Aided Design
Human Values, Ethics and IPR
Measurement and Metrology Lab

Third Year- Semester – I

Manufacturing Technology
Applied Thermodynamics
Industrial Metallurgy and Materials
Machine Design – II
Industrial Engineering
Total Quality Management
Summer Training(6 Weeks during summer vacations after 2nd year)

Third Year- Semester – II

Project Semester
Industrial Training (6 Weeks )

Fourth Year- Semester – I

Machining Science
Heat and Mass Transfer
Automobile Engineering
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Production Planning and Control
Mechanical Vibrations and Condition Monitoring

Fourth Year- Semester – II

Engineering Economics
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Work Study and Ergonomics

Introduction: Definition, scope, historical review and areas of application of work study and ergonomics in industry, inter-relation between method study and work measurement, human aspects considering Man-Machine-Systems.

Method Study: Objectives and step-wise procedure for methods analysis, recording & evaluation techniques, micro-motion and macro-motion study, Introduction to therbligs and simo charts, principles of motion economy, principles of work design.

Work Measurement: Work measurement objectives, techniques & criteria for selection of technique, stop watch time study, systems of performance rating, calculation of standard time, production study, work sampling, Introduction to predetermined motion time systems (PMTS), MTM & work factor systems, engineered time standards.

Anthropometry: Significance of human body measurements in design of equipment, facilities, work place & operations, static & dynamic anthropometry, anthropometric data, Introduction to biomechanics.

Task Analysis: Task description, force measurement, posture measurement, analysis & evaluation, measurement and mitigation of physical and mental fatigue,.

Man-Environment Interface: Environmental factors in industry, effect of environmental factors on human performance, basics of environment design for improved efficiency. Laboratory: Experiments on method study and work measurement for simple tasks in the Laboratory, workshop, offices, and class room environments. Simulated experiments for industrial work environments. Experiments on work simplification, anthropometry, physiological cost of work, worker cardiovascular and respiratory systems measurements for capability and task planning. Manual tracking tasks, eye-hand co-ordination, depth perception, worker task learning curve. Case studies in application of ergonomic principles and safety engineering.

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