Course syllabus

Arbetsorganisation och ledarskap
Work Organization and Management

MAMF15, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2020-03-30

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective Compulsory for: M3
Elective for: F4, MD4, N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is for students to understand how various forms of work organizations are designed and how work is divided and coordinated, with consideration of human needs and conditions. Central to the course are the work tasks, the work organization, and their mutual adaptation; acknowledging conditions for productivity and worker satisfaction. The subject encompasses combinations of social and technical aspects to improve existing as well as future production systems. The course highlights conditions for changes in work organizations and demands that this puts on a sustainable and innovative health-promoting management, wherein all individuals’ conditions are considered.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• Define and discuss basic concepts about structure, distribution and organisation of work.

• Explain the design of work and organizational systems and the relation to work satisfaction and productivity.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Design a set-up for improvement activities in existing as well as future organizational systems.

Verbally and in writing present a specific subject within the field of work organization.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Suggest and motivate changes in an existing work organisation using basic concepts and principles within the field of work organisation.


Central concepts: Work-organizational theories from production and behavioral perspectives. History and trends of work organization. Management, human resources and knowledge management. Quality management. Group theory. Human variation. Change strategies and organizational development processes. Current applied and research projects.


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: For a passing grade the student must actively participate in the obligatory portions as well as receive a passing grade on a project as well as on a written test.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0108. Name: Work Organization and Management.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0208. Name: Project Work.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MAMN30

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Åsa Ek,
Course coordinator: Anna-Lisa Osvalder,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is similar to MAMN30 Management, Work Organisation and Project Management.