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Human Factors is a multi-disciplinary applied science that integrates the fields of psychology, engineering, ergonomics, management and industrial design. Human Factors pivots around the processes of effective system design, and deals with areas such as personnel selection; personnel training; machine design; job design; and, environmental design. This unit provides an introduction to the range of issues covered in human factors and supports the development of some basic skills used by human factors professionals to study occupational environments.

Summary 2021

Unit name Human Factors and Risk Management in the Maritime Industry
Unit code JND307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations

Siriwardhana Hirimbure Gamage

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


Assess human factor issues in the maritime environment and develop an
appropriate response.


Analyse a maritime-related task using hierarchical task analysis (HTA) to identify errors in the procedure


Examine a maritime accident and illustrate the causes using a theoretical model
of accident causation


Assess the implications of human factor issues for the wider maritime community to devise a solution.




Teaching Pattern

Online unit.  Recommended 180 minutes independent learning weekly.


ATT1 - Analysis assignment 1 (1500 words) (20%)

ATT2 - Analysis assignment 2 (1800 words) (30%)

ATT3 - Analysis assignment 3 (4500 words) (50%)

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