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.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Lecture Tube


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

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, 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

Mon16:15 - 18:0004.10.2021 - 17.01.2022HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon16:00 - 18:0008.11.2021HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon16:00 - 18:0020.12.2021HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Fundamentals of Work Science - Single appointments
Mon04.10.202116:15 - 18:00HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon25.10.202116:15 - 18:00HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon08.11.202116:00 - 18:00HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon06.12.202116:15 - 18:00HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon20.12.202116:00 - 18:00HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon10.01.202216:15 - 18:00HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A
Mon17.01.202216:15 - 18:00HS O221 - UIW Präsenztermin / Q&A

Examination modalities

active participation during classes, reflection, exams


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
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

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.09.2021 09:00 11.10.2021 08:00 12.10.2021 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!