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Department of Ergonomics

The Department of Ergonomics was established within the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation sciences (USWR) in 2007. The department is located in USWR in the northern part of Tehran, Iran.

Although ergonomics has been considered as an academic discipline for nearly 50 years in some countries, it had been taught only as a module in many fields (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Industrial Engineering, etc.) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and was not introduced as a formal course in Iran.

The Center also offers continuing education courses. They give professional ergonomists, engineers, and designers in private industry a way to keep up with the latest ergonomic thinking and research.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is an applied science that seeks to improve the design and function of tools and other objects used by people. Ergonomics involves designing workplaces and work tools to be used easily, efficiently and effectively by people. The overall goal of this applied science is to promote health and productivity in the workplace.

According to International Ergonomics Association, Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Practitioners of ergonomics contribute to the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people.


Department of Ergonomics took steps toward becoming one of the country’s best academic centers from the outset. Since then, years have passed and now we are preparing to take further steps forward to achieve our goal. Our department is enthusiastic about supporting students who are eager to be successful ergonomists by providing high quality learning and research environments.

Our vision is to prepare the highest quality ergonomics students in the world. And our mission is to introduce students with the latest world knowledge and to perform innovative research. Toward achieving the aforementioned vision and mission, our academic staff works incredibly hard to provide excellent research and dynamic education. Throughout this aim we work in collaboration with other universities at national and international levels.



Department of Ergonomics took steps toward becoming one of the country’s best academic centers from the outset. Since then, years have passed and now we are preparing to take further steps forward generally emphasize on the specialized domains including topics such as Biomechanics, Physiology, Psychology, Design Ergonomics, Systems Ergonomics, and Ergonomics Methodology.



Cognitive disorders (mental retardation, behavioral and psychiatric disorders)

Our Department supports the application of fundamental and applied research to the solution of practical problems. Many students are encouraged to complete Ergonomics modules with courses in Computer Science, Statistics, and Advanced Research Methods. In doing so, we seek to advance ergonomic research and to publish research findings to people who can use that information in designing and managing work places, systems, processes, and products. We are also accepting research proposals and ergonomic researchers to collaborate with. The Department of Ergonomics typically funds 2-3 research projects per year on a variety of topics related to Ergonomics. 

Services We Offer/Clinics

As an ergonomics student you will also develop skills in learning, problem solving and decision making which are necessary parts in this field. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members provide you with the highest quality of work experience in different associated centers. These centers include:

Rofeideh Rehabilitation Hospital

Akhavan Rehabilitation Center

Asma Rehabilitation Center

Our People

A number of academics and administrative staff are the cornerstone in our departmental operations. They provide support for students and the program.


Department of Ergonomics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Koodakyar End Close, Student Blvd., Post Code: 1985713834, Evin, Tehran, Iran

Tel: (+98) 21 – 22 180119


More Information

More information about our programs, staff and services can be found at the following link: http://Ergonomics.uswr.ac.ir/