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Cognitive Ergonomics and Psychology Certificate of Credit



What will I learn?

This level 7 course is ideal for your CPD. It covers what is sometimes referred to as ‘Cognitive Ergonomics’ but goes beyond this to consider how an understanding of psychology impacts upon ergonomics / human factors in its broadest sense.

Online course description

The module will cover what is sometimes referred to as ‘Cognitive Ergonomics’ but goes beyond this to consider how an understanding of psychology impacts upon ergonomics/human factors in its broadest sense.

Human performance is informed by psychology, as it is necessary to understand the psychological processes that allow people to perform tasks and understand how people behave in certain situations. This course presents a framework of key cognitive factors, psychosocial factors, and individual differences, and goes on to consider how psychological influences can affect human performance, health and wellbeing.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Critically discuss and integrate knowledge across areas of psychology in relation to ergonomics/human factors
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of empirical research in psychology
  • Critically position task performance in a psychological context.


This module supplies you with the knowledge and skills in the cognitive area of Ergonomics. It is particularly useful for those who are considering Ergonomics as a career and have expertise in other areas, such as physiology, physiotherapy or design and engineering. The Cognitive Ergonomics and Psychology Certificate of Credit course focuses on you obtaining 20 credits at level 7 for your CPD, with the opportunity to do our CIEHF accredited Ergonomics and Human Factors MSc. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors is an excellent resource for employment opportunities and for information about gaining experience in ergonomics.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (10 weeks)

Tuition fees
£1,055.00 (US$ 1,311) per year
Students will need to pay £1,055 or £1,055 per 20 credits. Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2024


University of Derby Online

University of Derby,

Kedleston Road,


DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You should possess one of the following: A UK undergraduate degree or equivalent International qualification; Equivalent professional qualification in a relevant discipline. We will also consider applications which demonstrate evidence of relevant key practical experience and work-based training. If English is not your first language, or you have not successfully completed your highest level of qualification in English, you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following: IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.5?in?each module) and TOEFL 550?(paper based) 213 (computer based) or?80?(internet based).

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