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.

2020S, 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
...distinguish intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and explain the necessity of this differentiation
...describe pro's and con's of different possibilities of compensation
...explain the importance of ressources and strain
...name coping strategies (primary, secondary and tertiary prevention) for strains
...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, reflection, 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.




Examination modalities

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


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon17:00 - 19:0022.11.2021Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF written03.08.2021 08:00 - 17.11.2021 23:59TISS1. Test
Mon17:00 - 19:0024.01.2022Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF written03.08.2021 08:00 - 19.01.2022 23:59TISS2. Test
Mon16:00 - 18:0031.01.2022EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written03.08.2021 08:00 - 26.01.2022 23:59TISSErsatztest

Group dates

Gruppe 1Mon13:00 - 15:0002.03.2020 - 09.03.2020EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - RPL 330.200 Fundamentals of Work Science Gruppe 1
Gruppe 2Mon15:00 - 17:0002.03.2020 - 09.03.2020EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - RPL 330.200 Fundamentals of Work Science Gruppe 2

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.02.2020 09:00 02.03.2020 12:00 05.03.2020 13:00

Registration modalities

Anmeldung via Tiss, es werden nicht mehr als 70 Teilnehmer_innen in den Kurs aufgenommen

Die zweite Gruppe wird erst bei Bedarf (also wenn die erste Gruppe bereits voll ist) zur Anmeldung geöffnet!

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 124.02.2020 09:0011.03.2020 23:59
Gruppe 224.02.2020 09:0011.03.2020 23:59


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


A reader with the relevant literature can be purchased for € 10,-.


Previous knowledge

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


  • Attendance Required!