Master’s studies

IT Systems and Human Factors 2018/2019 (5 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 44-03 - 33 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-11616 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits in computer science/engineering/information systems including an introductory course in human-computer interaction.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

This course is about humans in complex systems. You will learn about cognitive work analysis (CWA) - how to make different kind of analyses with the purpose to reach design solutions that support workers in different contexts. You will see examples from application domains as nuclear power plants, paper industry, traffic control and train-cabs, high-speed ferries etc. You will also learn about the human factor (HF) as a safety component - how to conduct accident analyses of real accidents and incidents. Last, you will learn about human decision making (HDM), which can be considered the basis for a good understanding of why you want to conduct cognitive work analysis the way you will learn about it in this course.

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Department of Information Technology

ITC, hus 1,2,4 Lägerhyddsv. 2

Box 337, 751 05 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-511925