060.016 Impact of technological development - Introduction to the theory and practice of technology assessment (TA)
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, VO, 1.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify relevant topics for technology assessment and take part at discussions on critical questions about the social impacts of technologies.

Subject of course

Students will learn problem definition and research design in TA as well as TA methods ; Participants will work in small groups on examples.
Course contents:
- Terminology of the technology assessment
- Technology in its social context (history of TA, objectives and role of TA, TA methods)
- Presentation of the case studies

Teaching methods

TA methods

Mode of examination


Additional information

An question and answer hour will be announced between 12/14/2013 and 1/20/2014.

"This course may be taken as an elective course 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.

Prerequisite for the issuance of 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 list "Optional Courses" can be chosen.

List of courses can be found here.



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 16:0011.10.2023 Link zum Meeting in TUWEL Kurs (Sotoudeh)What is TA? TA for engineers
Wed14:00 - 16:0018.10.2023 Link zum Meeting in TUWEL Kurs (Peissl)TA methods
Wed14:00 - 16:0008.11.2023 Link zum Meeting in TUWEL Kurs (Gazò)TA und Risikobewertung
Wed14:00 - 17:0006.12.2023 Workshop-Präsenz,Ort wird im Oktober bekanntgegeben (Sotoudeh)Workshop
Wed14:00 - 18:0024.01.2024 Link zum Meeting in TUWEL Kurs (alle Vortragende)Endpräsentation/Prüfung

Examination modalities

Group presentation of case studies

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.09.2023 23:59 10.10.2023 23:59 11.10.2023 23:58

Registration modalities

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Subscription to the course is not sufficient to get a secure place in the course.


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


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