MH1023 Practical Gender Equality and Diversity Work in Scientific, Technical and Industrial Environments 6.0 credits

Praktiskt jämställdhets- och mångfaldsarbete i vetenskapliga, tekniska och industriella miljöer

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts in the theory of organization and gender.
  • Formulate what a gender perspective on industrial organizations means.
  • Identify the need for gender equality in the technology / study environment.
  • Critically analyze the connections between gender and technology in technical and scientific environments.
  • Develop and implement a change project based on an identified need.

Course main content

The course will provide a gender awareness in technical and scientific environments, and tools to analyze and explore these.

The course consists of a series of workshops where knowledge of the organization and gender are sought. Each workshop is based on the active participation and is an important arena for training and learning and is followed by a discussion of the relevant case studies. After the case study discussions, the participants will submit a written reflection.

Initially, the participants will identify the need for gender equality in their own environment. The participants will then prioritize an issue in a scientific, technological or industrial environment, immerse themselves in this and implement an equality project. The equality project is carried out in groups supported by lectures and tutorials. The project is then presented in a written, final report, which also serves as the inspiration for a change project based on an identified need to be conducted.


Basic eligibility and Mathematics E, Physics B, Chemistry A, or equivalent.

The course is mainly for sectional active program students at the Degree Programme in Materials Design CMATD. If possible, other program students may also take the course.


Wahl, Anna m fl. (2011) Det ordnar sig. Teorier om organisation och kön. Andra upplagan  Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Wahl, Anna och Holgersson Charlotte (2004) Det ordnar sig alltid – Arbetsbok kring frågor om organisation och kön. Lund: Studentlitteratur.


  • INL1 - Written Assignments, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering


Charlotte Holgersson (


Anders Eliasson <>

Charlotte Holgersson <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2014.