This module can be taken as a Short Course from Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This module will introduce Human Factors issues that affect airworthiness, particularly in the military context. This will encompass both design and operational issues within a systems perspective, highlighting technical, organisational and psychological interdependencies.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 06 - 10 Jun 2022
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit fee - £1,310

    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,750

    Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of human factors considerations affecting airworthiness and safety,
  • Understanding the content and implications of human factors concepts and practice.

                     

Skills

  • Identify and interpret the human factors aspects of designs and situations,
  • Apply Human Factors principles to the design, management and operation of aircraft socio-technical systems,
  • Evaluate the relative impact of human factors issues within a systems context.


Core content

  • human factors methods, metrics and evaluation,
  • social and organisational HF: socio-technical systems, safety culture and accident/incident causation,
  • cognitive psychology – how the mind works and the importance of this to HF,
  • personnel and training – selection, skill acquisition and retention, training evaluation and effectiveness,
  • system safety: human performance and error,
  • design of work stations and user interfaces,
  • human factors physiology - anthropometric measurement, strength and fitness, health, sensory factors and the related design considerations.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Military Aerospace and Airworthiness MSc or the Defence and Security (Engineering) MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Speakers

Rebecca McKeown

Concessions

A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.