Advanced Simulation Methods: Ergonomic Design and Simulation Interaction


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The student must have knowledge, skills and competencies within the architectural design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 and MSc02 Architectural Engineering education or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to provide the students with relevant and advanced knowledge and skills within a subject related to ergonomic simulations. The particular subject will vary and must be related to a similar project subject.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have gained knowledge concerning available computational tools and techniques for investigation of the ergonomic properties of products
  • Must understand the connection between body loads and potential discomfort or development of injury
  • Must have knowledge concerning experimental methods for recording body motions, forces acting on the body and muscle activity



  • Must be able to define and analyse common computer tools for investigation of ergonomics issues such as digital manikins and musculoskeletal simulation
  • Must be able to interpret output from such tools in terms of risk of discomfort or injury


  • Must be able to make informed decisions on which ergonomics methods and tools to apply for a given design case
  • Must be able to apply the obtained skills to make creative decisions about new designs or design changes to products that affect their ergonomic qualities using simulation tools

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examAdvanced Simulation Methods: Technology Interaction
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvanceret simulering: Ergonomisk design og simuleringsinteraktion
Module codeAODIPM3K15V4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design