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.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Face to face sessions, guest lecture, excercise, outing, further ltierature/videos, written assignment

Mode of examination


Additional information

Participation in the course discussion is obligatory. Students who are not present in the introductionary session (and are not excused)  are automatically signed off. 




Course dates

Mon16:00 - 18:0002.10.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB Vorbesprechung
Mon16:00 - 18:0016.10.2023 - 22.01.2024HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon16:00 - 18:0023.10.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon16:00 - 18:0020.11.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon16:00 - 18:0004.12.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Fundamentals of Work Science - Single appointments
Mon02.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Vorbesprechung
Mon16.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon23.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon30.10.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon06.11.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon13.11.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB 1. Test
Mon20.11.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon04.12.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon11.12.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon18.12.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon08.01.202416:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon15.01.202416:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon22.01.202416:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB 2.Test

Examination modalities

2 tests, participation, outing, written assignment


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon16:00 - 18:0022.01.2024HS 18 Czuber - MB writtenno application-2. Test
Tue10:00 - 12:0023.01.2024HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky - ARCH writtenno application-2. Test
Mon16:00 - 18:0029.04.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB writtenno application-1. Test SS
Mon16:00 - 18:0024.06.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB writtenno application-2. Test SS

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2023 09:00 09.10.2023 08:00 10.10.2023 23:59

Registration modalities

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



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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!