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.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • 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...

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.


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 - 10:0001.03.2023 - 14.06.2023EI 5 Hochenegg HS Technik für Menschen
Wed08:00 - 10:0021.06.2023 - 28.06.2023EI 5 Hochenegg HS Technik für Menschen
Technology for People - Single appointments
Wed01.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Introduction, Dinah Gaffal / Daniil Makhmudov
Wed08.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Research Ethics and Research Integrity, Marjo Rauhala
Wed15.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Good Life for All: Equal Opportunities in Urban and Regional Development, Petra Hirschler
Wed22.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Gender-sensitive planning in architecture and urban development, Sabina Riß
Wed29.03.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS The Schnitzel and Air Quality, Anne Kasper-Giebl
Wed19.04.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS On the Environmental Benignity of Electric Vehicles, Amela Ajanovic
Wed26.04.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Technical Solutions for a CO2 Neutral Circular Economy: Fiction or State of the Art?, Markus Valtiner
Wed03.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Selected aspects of the transition to sustainable transport, René Sedmik
Wed10.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS What do gender and technology have to do with each other? Ruth Strobl / Dinah Gaffal
Wed17.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Democratization of the industrial use of robots, Sebastian Schlund
Wed24.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Introduction to Critical Algorithm Studies, Florian Cech
Wed31.05.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Recycling of metals - perception vs reality, Sabine Dworak
Wed07.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS The role of satellite remote sensing in climate change studies, Wouter Dorigo
Wed14.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Ruth Strobl / Dinah Gaffal / Daniil Makhmudov - Closure
Wed21.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Technik für Menschen - Ersatztermin
Wed28.06.202308:00 - 10:00EI 5 Hochenegg HS Technik für Menschen - Ersatztermin

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.01.2023 10:00 27.02.2023 10:00 02.03.2023 09:00

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 on 01.03.2023 to keep your place in the course or to move up from the waiting list.



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge



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