Courses

Occupational Safety:

INSY 6010 SAFETY ENGINEERING I.

Occupational safety engineering and management with emphasis on control of hazardous materials, fire prevention, safety considerations in production facility design and maintenance, and operation of effective safety programs.

INSY 7020 SAFETY ENGINEERING II.

Systems safety analysis techniques including human error and reliability, fault trees, and cost benefit analysis.

INSY 8010 ADVANCED SAFETY ENGINEERING.

Topics of current interest in occupational safety research are reviewed. Occupational safety research methodology and research priorities are evaluated.

Ergonomics:

INSY 7060 ERGONOMICS I.

Overview of the human body systems and evaluation of the physiological response of the human body to occupational activities with emphasis on task design.

INSY 7070 ERGONOMICS II.

Use of biomechanics in the evaluation and design of work activities. Emphasis is placed on biomechanical modeling, manual materials handling, tool design, and repetitive motion trauma.

INSY 8060 ADVANCED ERGONOMICS.

Topics of current interest in occupational ergonomics and human factors research are reviewed. Occupational ergonomics and human factors research methodology and research priorities are evaluated.

Industrial Hygiene:

INSY 7050 FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE.

Introduction to the basic concepts of industrial hygiene with emphasis on the industrial hygiene/safety interface and on the evaluation and control of noise and vibration stress.

Human Factors:

INSY 7080 HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING.

Examination of human factors, ergonomics and safety research methodologies. Emphasis is on human information input, output and control processes with the objective of optimizing integration of the human into simple and complex systems.

Research Methods:

INSY 7970 RESEARCH METHODS FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, ERGONOMICS, AND INJURY PREVENTION.

To introduce students to contemporary and developmental research methods in occupational safety, ergonomics, and injury prevention with emphasis on the public health model as applied to occupational injury prevention and epidemiology.

Forum & Practicum:

INSY 7190 OSE/IP FORUM & PRACTICUM

Special topics courses of a graduate nature pertinent to industrial and systems engineering. Specific prerequisites will be determined and announced for each offering.

Note: Special topic activities for NIOSH supported OSE/IP students include interdisciplinary meetings, field trips, projects and clinic rotations with the faculty and students of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A course in research methods is offered every other year on a special topics basis. OSE/IP students also participate in an OSE/IP Seminar as part of this requirement.

Undergraduate Courses:

INSY 3020 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS.

Basic principles of occupational safety engineering and ergonomics in the evaluation and design of occupational work areas and processes that include human operators.

INSY 3021 METHODS ENGINEERING, WORK MEASUREMENT & ERGONOMICS LAB.

Develops the student's ability to design workplaces and methods while providing and understanding of the work measurement process. Enables students to generate much of the basic methods data utilized in most industrial engineering projects.

Courses Outside OSE

We are interested in having our OSE/IP students receive as much exposure in areas outside our department which support their interests and research needs. Typical courses our students have historically taken include:Business, Chemical Engineering, Foundations of Education, Industrial Design, Psychology, Statistics.