330.200 Fundamentals of Work Science
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

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

...describe approaches and concepts of humanization and augmentation of efficiency of work systems through optimal design and execution of human labor and apply them on practical examples
...name essential influencing variables on work satisfaction
...describe pros and cons of different possibilities of compensation
...explain the importance of ressources and strain and identify coping strategies
...describe the trends demographic change, digitalization, flexibility and internationalization and discuss their relevance in the context of cognitive and production work
...reflect on group processes

Subject of course

The module teaches basic concepts of labour science:

  • Ergonomics
  • Work environment
  • Analysis and evaluation of work
  • Design of work
  • Group work
  • Work motivation and satisfaction
  • Work behavior
  • Work and health
  • Future of work


Teaching methods

Lecture, AUVA Workshop, Reflections, in-class excersises

Mode of examination


Additional information

Participation (in the sessions and introduction) is obligatory. Students who are not present in the introductionary session are automatically signed off.

Due to the changes in the curriculum (recommended for 4th semester) there will only be 1 course in the winter term!

Active participation! Exercises will be conducted during the lecture.




Course dates

Tue16:00 - 18:0008.10.2019 - 07.01.2020Bombardier Hörsaal Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Wed09:00 - 13:3030.10.2019 AUVA HauptstelleAUVA Workshops
Fundamentals of Work Science - Single appointments
Tue08.10.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal Vorbesprechung - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue15.10.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 1 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue22.10.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 2 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue29.10.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 3 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Wed30.10.201909:00 - 13:30 AUVA HauptstelleAUVA Workshops
Tue05.11.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 4 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue19.11.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 5 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue26.11.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 6 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue03.12.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL7 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue10.12.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 8 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue17.12.201916:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 9 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft
Tue07.01.202016:00 - 18:00Bombardier Hörsaal VL 10 - Grundlagen der Arbeitswissenschaft

Examination modalities

active participation during classes, AUVA Workshop, written reflection of the contents, exams


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon16:00 - 17:3015.11.2021EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - RPL written02.11.2021 09:00 - 15.11.2021 16:00TISS1. Test - EI 2 Pichelmayer HS
Mon - 15.11.2021written04.11.2021 09:00 - 15.11.2021 16:00TISS1. Test - EI 3 Sahulka HS
Mon - 24.01.2022written27.12.2021 09:00 - 20.01.2022 12:00TISS2. Test GAW

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2019 09:00 14.10.2019 08:00 15.10.2019 23:59

Registration modalities:

Registration via TISS, no more than 70 participants will be accepted for the course.



Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management 4. Semester
033 526 Business Informatics STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Relevant literature:

a reader containing all relevant literature can be purchased at the introductionary session or at the secretary.

Previous knowledge

Prior completion of "Grundlagen der Betriebs- und Unternehmensführung" recommended.


  • Attendance Required!