034.004 Was hat Gender mit dem Technikstudium zu tun?
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to answer central questions concerning gender related issues in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. Students have dealt with selected topics, such as gender stereotypes and socialisation, self-representation and image of (female) engineers, the current situation of females* and males* at the University of Technology as well as in the workplaces.

The students have also paid attention to the research perspective "Gender in Research Content”, i.e. the students have dealt with literature from the gender perspective and their respective fields of studies.
Generally spoken, the course aims to stimulate a self-reflecting process among the students.

Subject of course

Introduction to the debates and current research questions in the field gender and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Self-reflection on societal phenonmon and strauctures; images and stereotypes of engineers; situation of women and men in the STEM-field (at universities as well as in research institutions and companys).

Within the course gender sensitive methods and didactics will be applied.


Teaching methods

Gender-sensitive vocational training methods and didactics will be applied, such as self-reflecting exercises and positioning exercises; furthermore, interactive teaching and learning methods, such as impulse talks, single works and group works, structured discussion with leading questions, presentations

Mode of examination


Additional information

 "This course may be taken as an elective for the Gender and Diversity Competency Supplemental Certificate. More information about the certificate can be found here."

With the certificate Gender and Diversity Competence, graduates prove their competence in the consideration of gender and diversity aspects.

A prerequisite for issuing the certificate is the completion of courses from the following list in the amount of at least 16 ECTS.

Three courses amounting to 7 ECTS must be completed; for the remaining 9 ECTS, all courses from the "Optional Courses" list can be chosen.

A list of courses can be found here.



Questions should be sent to bente.knoll@b-nk.at.

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Course dates

Tue16:00 - 17:0010.10.2023Seminarraum 127 Vorbesprechung
Mon12:00 - 16:0013.11.2023Seminarraum 127 1. Termin
Fri12:00 - 16:0017.11.2023Seminarraum 127 2. Termin
Wed13:00 - 17:0013.12.2023Seminarraum BA 08B - MB 3. Termin
Tue12:00 - 16:0016.01.2024Seminarraum BA 08B - MB 4. Termin
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The lecture will be held as a blocked course.
Participation and active contributions in all blocks including the preliminary talk are required. In addition, each student has to prepare seminar report or has to present orally (including a hand-out and presentation documents).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.09.2023 16:10 09.10.2023 23:59 09.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Elective
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
ALG For all Students Elective
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

no specific

Willingness to deal with social issues related to technology and (own) studies



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