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ME1037 Gender Structures and Gender Equality in Technology Work-Life 6.0 credits

The course presents theories about gender and organization, and theories about gender and technology, as well as research about gender equality work; problems of inequality, methods for change, expected results.

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

Target group

Elective for all programs as long as it can be included in your programme

Part of programme

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P2 (6.0 hp)


28 Oct 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Min: 10

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students


Åsa Johansson Palmkvist (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME1037 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Theory of gender and organisation
  • Research about equality work; problems, methods for change and possible results
  • Theory of gender and technology

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Describe a workplace based on the concept gender structure and analyse importances of gender distribution, segregation patterns and authority distribution
  2. Describe organization cultures based on a gender perspective and analyse importances of the expressions of different organization cultures in relation to gender
  3. Describe how technology is genderized and analyse technology based on a critical gender perspective
  4. Identify inequality at workplaces and identify different methods for increased equal opportunities especially in relation to the engineering profession
  5. Analyse and discuss change and resistance in practical equality work in organisations where engineers are active

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements.

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • TEN1 - Exam, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Compulsory attendance on certain course components.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

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Åsa Johansson Palmkvist (