In the frame of the HUMANIST NoE, a European Master on Human Factors and New Technologies in Transport has been developed to be created in different European universities. This course aims at increasing the performance of the transport sector professionals. The main goal is to promote knowledge on Human Factors and Ergonomics that should lead the decision making for the design and implementation of ITS and specific regulations aiming at a higher performance and, consequently, endorsing safety. Providing these specific competencies to professionals working or applying to work in the Transport field, this master course will create new employment opportunities for new applicants and extend the field of intervention for professionals working in transport organisations – authorities, governmental, companies, etc.
The first edition of the Master Degree on Human Factors and New Technologies in Transport started on the 8th of February 2008, at the Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências (ISEC) in Lisbon, member of the HUMANIST NoE. Other universities (at least Lyon 1 and Chemnitz) are developing the procedures to create the course as well. For now, ISEC started firstly and organised a public launch of the master by means of a workshop held on 25 January 2008. Besides a general presentation of the course and its structure, three keynote speakers (Josef Krems-Chemnitz TU, Guy Boy-ONECERT and Annie Pauzié-INRETS) gave a view of the contents highlighting their relevance for the objectives of the course.
The Master Degree on Human Factors and New Technologies in Transport is open to European students having a graduation (Bologna 1st cycle) and being interested in improving knowledge on Human Factors and Ergonomics with the aim of developing expertise on human-centred design.
Information available at: www.isec.universitas.pt