Design School


Arun Muthumani

Alumni- Ergonomics & Human Factors MSc 2016

"The University campus is truly amazing. The campus has a lot of open spaces, gardens and sports areas."

Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Arun Muthumani. I am from Pondicherry, India.

Which course did you study, and what year did you graduate?

I studied MSc in Ergonomics & Human Factors and I graduated in 2016.

What was your undergraduate degree? Which University was it from?

I studies Production Engineering at the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Why did you choose your course?

I chose this course due to my passion in learning Product ergonomics. 

Why did you choose Loughborough?

I chose Loughborough for two reasons. One, for its great reputation, and other, is this course was taught under the umbrella of Design School. I like the design-oriented approach of Ergonomics. 

What did you enjoy about your course?

I enjoyed the variety of modules taught in this programme and also my Master Thesis on Autonomous Vehicles.

What was your favourite module, and why?

My favourite module was Human Function. We had to investigate the material handling task of humans in terms of their physiological limitations and also to provide ergonomic recommendations for improvement. I really enjoyed working on the coursework of this module as I learned the unique techniques to deploy Digital human Modelling tools to conduct such investigations.

What was a typical day for you on your course?

Each module has one week of intensive lectures followed by coursework submission four weeks later. I spent my weekdays in the Library and weekends with my friends, sightseeing places near Loughborough.

How would you describe the study environment and support?

The study environment at Loughborough is very good. The computer labs are open 24/7, where you can spend time in working on your assignments and coursework. The library has a very good collection of books, journals and scientific literature. As a student, we receive a good level of support from professors and also from the University. 

What are you doing now and what are your plans for the future?

I am working as a Human Factors Specialist consultant in Sweden. In future, I would like to enrich my expertise and skills in designing driver interfaces in Autonomous Vehicles.

What did you get up to aside from your degree?

Loughborough has a lot of clubs and societies where we can spend our leisure time in participating in various club activities. I spent my leisure time at Loughborough University Student book club.

What did you enjoy the most about being a student at Loughborough?

The University campus is truly amazing. The campus has a lot of open spaces, gardens and sports areas. As a student, I enjoyed the most living in the University accommodation hall. It gave me an opportunity to socialise and make friends with different cultural backgrounds.