Study patterns: Ergonomics and Human Factors Postgraduate Diploma (online) - OLPCN

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our Postgraduate Diploma in Ergonomics and Human Factors online (OLPCN) programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.   

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options.   

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

PG Dip Ergonomics and Human Factors - standard rate with September start

Study Pattern Autumn (September) Spring (January) Summer (May)
Year 1 Fundamentals of Ergonomics and Human Factors
20 credits
Cognitive Ergonomics and Psychology
20 credits
Physical Ergonomics
20 credits
Year 2 Investigation and Analysis
20 credits
Systems Ergonomics
20 credits
Option A Module
20 credits

Option A Modules: Contemporary Issues in Ergonomics and Human Factors (7PS564); Ergonomics and Human Factors (Behaviour Change) (7PS565); Ergonomics and Human Factors (Healthcare) (7PS566)