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HN2012 Work Environment and Economics 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HN2012 (Autumn 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Activities within the field of work environment: quality - productivity, economic/business effects from company/organisational, and/or societal perspectives; the professional role in a consultative context (yrkesrollen i ett konsultativt arbetssätt)

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students will be

  • familiar with central concepts and methodologies within the field of work environment and economics
  • able to perform basic analyses of organisational and environmental change
  • able to critically examine different factors that influence the companies/ customers financial results and argue for and discuss issues within the field of work environment and economics

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Academic first degree, 180 higher education credits/ECTS, in engineering or natural sciences or equivalent education and Swedish B/Swedish 6 and English A/English 6

Recommended prerequisites

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Arbete och teknik på människans villkor; Prevent 2011. ISBN 9789173651103

Johanson, Johrén: Personalekonomi idag. Upp. 2; 2011 ISBN 9789147096398

Utdelat material på föreläsningar samt föreläsningsmaterial som finns på kursens Bilda-hemsida

Handouts from lectures as well as lecture materials which can be found on the course Bilda homepage.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The final grade is based on the results from all course parts

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HN2012

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study

Technology and Health

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Jörgen Eklund (