Work Design in the Office

Work Design in the Office

Type of Course
Lecture + Practice
LevelBachelor / Master
TermSummer term
4 CP


The course is aimed at students from all disciplines. Participants in the course are given an overview of the requirements and concepts for high-performance office buildings, rooms and workplaces that meet requirements. A holistic understanding of office work is conveyed. Participants will learn the relevant methods and procedures for designing, planning and implementing innovative office solutions. Case studies are used to apply what they have learned and thus promote implementation skills. This enables participants to understand the relevant decision-making processes and to act in a goal-oriented manner.

The content is structured as follows:

  • M01 - History of office work
  • M02 - Changes in the world of work
  • M03 - Significance and targets for work design in the office
  • M04 - Forms and typologies of work
  • M05 - The effects of office space
  • M06 - Practical report from a company I Excursion
  • M07 - Procedure for the conception of office environments


The lecture "Work Design in the Office" will be offered online as a synchronous course in summer semester 2023. The current lecture and exercise dates can be viewed in Stud.IP.

The current exercise dates can be viewed in Stud.IP.

Lectures notes
The lecture and exercise scripts are available in digital form in Stud.IP.


The written exam in WiSe 23-24 will take place on Mon, 25.03.2024 from 10.00 to 12.00 as a 90-minute attendance exam.

Here you can find the current examination schedule of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Further information will be announced in the corresponding Stud.IP course.

In the event of contradictory statements, the dates of the examination schedule published by the Faculty apply.

Exam results

The examination results will be made available in Stud.IP.

Your Supervisor and Contact Person

M. Eng. Vera Wiefermann
Research Staff
M. Eng. Vera Wiefermann
Research Staff