Short course calendar

Product Design & Human Factors

16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

This module will aim to provide an understanding of the roles, methods and skills of product designers and ergonomists, and to facilitate working in interdisciplinary design teams and to provide a basis for the further development of students' own skills in product design. On completion of this module students should have knowledge and understanding of the importance, difficulties and methods of user-centred design. They will develop an understanding of the approach, methods and skills of product designers and ergonomists. 

More information, including content, assessment and learning time can be found here:

Course details

Course code
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
One week
Course leader
Ian Graham
Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Places available
Subject to availability - please contact


Target audience
This course is for practising engineers who wish to gain further understanding and experience in product design and human factors.
Previous experience
To get the most out of this course you will be a graduate engineer or have appropriate industrial experience.


Assessment is by one group coursework assignment completed within the course week (50%) peer assessed, and an individual 2000 word assignment submitted after the module (50%).


Course fee
Please contact or see central CPD web-page.
Accommodation costs
Not included
Accommodation information
A variety of on and off campus accommodation to suit different budgets is available from imago, our conference and events service. Go to


Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.