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
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.
Department of Information Technology
hus 10, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Box 337, 751 05 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 53 08