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Human-Technology-Organization in Complex industrial systems OFF570

Important human, technological, and organizational (HTO) aspects that affect Complex engineering systems. Gives knowledge on how Human, Technology, Organization, and Work process related matters influence Complex industrial systems, what measures can be taken for productive, efficient, and safe operations, and how can one avoid unwanted situations.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Learning outcome


  • has thorough knowledge of theories and methods within human, technology, and organizational aspects.
  • can apply knowledge on complex technological systems
  • can analyze subject related problems related to design and operational challenges  


  • can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments
  • can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field and work independently on practical and theoretical problems
  • can use relevant principles and methods for research and professional development work

General competence

  • can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems
  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out assignments and projects
  • can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and the general public
Important human, technological, and organizational (HTO) aspects that affect design, utilization, and operations of complex technical systems. Understanding and knowledge about various measures to improve effectiveness and and to reduce unwanted situations and incidents. Practical industrial cases and incidents.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Exam assignments 1/1 A - F

Written report assignmentsIf a student fails the report assignments , she/he have to take this part again next time the subject is lectured.

Coursework requirements
Report and presentation

Obligatory report and presentations based on Groupwork.  An additional Oral Assessment if the Report or presentations are not satisfactory.

Obligatory requirements must be approved by responsible lecturer within the given deadline.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Jayantha Prasanna Liyanage
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
Lectures and discussions. Self-studies/groupwork. Presentations.
Open for
Industrial Asset Management - Master's Degree Programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
Formally through evaluation forms and/or discussion in relation to guidelines.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Human factors, technology and organizational issues (MOM470) 10
Human factors, technology and organizational issues (FXMOM470) 10
() 20
The syllabus can be found in Leganto