Work and Organisation

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Management and Process Modelling and Control or the like.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To provide the student with an understanding of work and organisations, e.g., job design, ergonomics, and sustainable jobs.

From scientific management  over human factors and human relations to socio-technical design and after sociotechnical design: the good work, developmental work, high performance work systems, Lean, micro ergonomics, macro ergonomics.

How to design a sustainable job: time and motion studies, involvement of workers, ergonomics, well-being, division of work, job enrichment and enlargement, psychological job demands, meaning

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge about organizational theory and industrial relations
  • Must have knowledge about classical job design theory and ergonomics
  • Must have knowledge about sustainable jobs,
  • Must have knowledge about psychosocial and physical working environment theory

Skills

  • Must be able to explain the classical history from scientific management to sociotechnical design and after.
  • Must be able to use apply time and motion study techniques
  • Must be able to explain theories of worker involvement
  • Must be able to use job design techniques
  • Must be able to discuss and evaluate the working environment of a workplace
  • Must have the skill to communicate with individuals in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Must have the skill to communicate and motivate

Competences

Must have the competencies to apply job design theories to create sustainable jobs.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examWork and Organisation
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleJobs og organisation
Module codeM-MOE-B3-7
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science