061.003 Technology for People
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: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

After successful completion of the course, students are able to show social, ethical and societal impacts of technology and to critically reflect upon them. They are familiar with topics of all faculties in the field of technology and society. Students are also able to read, understand and summarize scientific papers.



Subject of course

Impacts of technologies on people and society more general are identified and discussed using multiple examples of all faculties of TU Wien. Technologies that are being looked at are chosen based on timeliness and relevance and are used to illustrate the impact of technology on humans and society. Ethical aspects and gender will be central topics in this course. The concrete topics are listed below:

Teaching methods

Lecture, individual work using relevant scientific literature

Mode of examination


Additional information

"This course may be taken as an elective for the Gender and Diversity Competency Supplemental Certificate. More information about the certificate can be found here."

With the certificate Gender and Diversity Competence, graduates prove their competence in the consideration of gender and diversity aspects.

A prerequisite for issuing 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 "Optional Courses" list can be chosen.

A list of courses can be found here.


all administrative questions are welcome to be sent by e-mail to technikfuermenschen@tuwien.ac.at.

We ask you to use this address only. We will take care of your request as soon as possible. Most of the time, emails are answered on Mon. and Wed.

All content questions about the lectures and MC tests can be communicated directly with the lecturers via email.

You may be absent twice during the semester and do not need to notify us. If you have been absent more than twice, a course certificate cannot be issued at the end.




Course dates

Wed08:00 - 10:0004.10.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Introduction, Dinah Gaffal / Ruth Strobl / Daniil Makhmudov
Wed08:00 - 10:0011.10.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT The Schnitzel and Air Quality, Anne Kasper-Giebl
Wed08:00 - 10:0018.10.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Gender-sensitive planning in architecture and urban development, Sabina Riß
Wed08:00 - 10:0025.10.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Selected Aspects of the Transport Turnaround, René Sedmik
Wed08:00 - 10:0008.11.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Good Life for All: Equal Opportunities in Urban and Regional Development, Petra Hirschler
Wed08:00 - 10:0022.11.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Ergonomics in Manufacturing, Sebastian Schlund
Fri08:30 - 10:0024.11.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/67588058895 (LIVE)Selected Aspects of the Transport Turnaround, René Sedmik
Wed08:00 - 10:0029.11.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Flushing for Future! Increasing demands of society on urban water management - will technology be able to meet all these demands in the future?, Heidemarie SchaarHeidemarie Schaar
Wed08:00 - 10:0006.12.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Technical solutions for a CO2 neutral circular economy: fiction or state of the art?, Markus Valtiner
Wed08:00 - 10:0013.12.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT The role of satellite remote sensing in climate change studies, Wouter Dorigo
Wed08:00 - 10:0020.12.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Research Ethics and Research Integrity,Marjo Rauhala)
Wed08:00 - 10:0010.01.2024EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT The environmental friendliness of electric vehicles, Amela Ajanovic
Wed08:00 - 10:0010.01.2024EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Spare room
Wed08:00 - 10:0017.01.2024EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Astrid Weiss
Wed08:00 - 10:0017.01.2024EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Spare room
Wed08:00 - 10:0024.01.2024EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT What do gender and technology have to do with each other? Ruth Strobl / Dinah Gaffal
Wed08:00 - 10:0024.01.2024EI 3 Sahulka HS - UIW Spare room

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2023 12:00 02.10.2023 12:00 02.10.2023 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. Please register yourself to the Group "Warteliste". 

Application is currently locked manually.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Whitelist29.09.2023 18:2929.09.2023 18:30


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


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