034.015 Introduction to diversity management
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, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • explain the concept of diversity as well as historical, legal and sociopolitical developments and the basics of diversity management
  • name and explain different dimensions of diversity
  • know about best practices of diversity management in companies
  • research, analyze and present diversity aspects in their own field of study

Subject of course

Introduction to diversity management (historical development, sociopolitical context, legal bases, organisational incorporation, etc.), Dimensions of diversity, diversity management in practice, aspects of diversity in different disciplines of students

Teaching methods

lecture, inputs of practitioners, research and elaboration of diversity aspects of own field of study

Mode of examination


Additional information

"This course is part of the basic module of the additional certificate "Gender and Diversity Competence". More information about the certificate can be found here."

With the Gender and Diversity Competence Certificate, graduates demonstrate their competence in taking gender and diversity aspects into account.

Prerequisite for the issuance of 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 list "Optional Courses" can be selected.

List of courses can be found here.


Course begins at 09:00 on 06.10.2022

Any administrative questions are welcome to email baerbel.traunsteiner@tuwien.ac.at




Course dates

Fri09:00 - 13:0006.10.2023EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Einführung
Fri09:00 - 13:0020.10.2023EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Block 1
Fri09:00 - 13:0010.11.2023HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Block 2
Fri09:00 - 13:0024.11.2023HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Block 3
Fri09:00 - 13:0015.12.2023HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Block 4
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Multiple choice exams, research and presentation

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.09.2023 09:00 04.10.2023 12:00

Registration modalities

The course is conducted as a classroom course, attendance is compulsory. Due to the size of the room, it is not possible to increase the number of participants. Admission to the course is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please come to the first session to keep your place in the course or to move up from the waiting list.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


No lecture notes are available.


  • Attendance Required!