Awareness of Ergonomics Among the Engineering Students


  • Rosley Jaafar Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA Pulau Pinang Branch, Permatang Pauh Campus
  • Amirul Akmal Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA Pulau Pinang Branch, Permatang Pauh Campus
  • Zuraira Libasin Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Pulau Pinang Branch, Permatang Pauh Campus



Ergonomics, Awareness, Student, Malaysia


Ergonomics is helpful in both the prevention of occupational diseases and the promotion of health. It plays an important role in increasing work efficiency and productivity which benefits the organization and community. The purpose of this study is to find the level of ergonomics awareness among multidiscipline engineering students in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Penang Malaysia. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 246 engineering students and the responses were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15. The results showed that the score of the average mean obtained for ergonomics awareness of ergonomics benefits and the effects if not practiced are 3.70 and 4.23 respectively which is considered high level. This means that they were well aware of ergonomics and do not want to get injured and healthy problems in the workplace. It is essential to promote ergonomics principles and practice to the students as well as staff in UiTM more effectively.


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