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.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • 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...

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 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.


Please send questions to: technikfuermenschen@tuwien.ac.at




Course dates

Wed08:00 - 10:0005.10.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS Einführung in das Thema Technik für Menschen,Brigitte Ratzer
Wed08:00 - 10:0012.10.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS Was haben Technik und Geschlecht miteinander zu tun? Brigitte Ratzer
Wed08:00 - 10:0019.10.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS Recycling von Metallen - Wahrnehmung vs Realität,Sabine Dworak
Wed08:00 - 10:0009.11.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS Demokratisierung des industriellen Robotereinsatzes,Sebastian Schlund
Wed08:00 - 10:0016.11.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS On the Environmental Benignity of Electric Vehicles,Amela Ajanovi
Wed08:00 - 10:0023.11.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS The role of satellite remote sensing in climate change studies,Wouter Dorigo
Wed08:00 - 10:0030.11.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS Gutes Leben für Alle: Chancengleichheit in der Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung,Petra Hirschler
Wed08:00 - 10:0007.12.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS Das Schnitzl und die Luftqualität - warum wir beim Essen nicht nur ans Klima, sondern auch an die Luftqualität denken sollten,Anne Kasper-Giebl
Wed08:00 - 10:0014.12.2022EI 5 Hochenegg HS Ausgewählte Aspekte der Transportwende/ Selected aspects of the transition to sustainable transport,Rene Sedmik
Wed08:00 - 10:0021.12.2022 Online (LIVE)Online (Research Ethics and Research Integrity,Marjo Rauhala)
Wed08:00 - 10:0011.01.2023EI 5 Hochenegg HS Gendersensible Planung in Architektur und Städtebau,Sabina Riß
Wed08:00 - 10:0018.01.2023EI 5 Hochenegg HS Einführung in Critical Algorithm Studies,Florian Cech
Wed08:00 - 10:0025.01.2023EI 5 Hochenegg HS Technische Lösungen für eine CO2 neutrale Kreislaufwirtschaft: Fiktion oder Stand der Technik?,Markus Valtiner

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2022 12:00 03.10.2022 19:00 04.10.2022 09:00


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