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.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • 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

Online-Videos, Gastvortrag, Präsenz-Sessions zur Vertiefung, Übungen

Mode of examination


Additional information

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

Due to the pandemic, the format of the course may change. 




Course dates

Mon16:00 - 18:0010.10.2022 - 23.01.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB Präsenztermin
Mon16:00 - 18:0024.10.2022HS 18 Czuber - MB Q&A 1
Thu09:00 - 13:0012.01.2023 Exkursion Pilotfabrik
Fundamentals of Work Science - Single appointments
Mon10.10.202216:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Vorbesprechung
Mon24.10.202216:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Q&A 1
Mon14.11.202216:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Q&A 2
Mon21.11.202216:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Test 1
Mon28.11.202216:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Q&A 3
Mon05.12.202216:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Q&A 4
Mon09.01.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Q&A 5
Thu12.01.202309:00 - 13:00 Exkursion Pilotfabrik
Mon16.01.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Q&A 6
Mon23.01.202316:00 - 18:00HS 18 Czuber - MB Test 2

Examination modalities

active participation during Q&A  sessions, written assignments, 2 tests, participation excursion Pilotfabrik


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon16:00 - 18:0024.04.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB writtenno application-1. Test SS
Mon16:00 - 18:0026.06.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB writtenno application-2. Test SS

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2022 09:00 10.10.2022 08:00 11.10.2022 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!