IT Systems and Human Factors, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-11616 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: 17 October 2022 – 7 November 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits with 60 credits in computer science/engineering/information systems including an introductory course in human-computer interaction. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

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.

More information


Department of Information Technology

hus 10, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 337, 751 05 UPPSALA


Filip Malmberg


Telephone: +46 18 471 53 08