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Human-Technology-Organization in Complex industrial systems

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

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.

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



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Exam assignments1/1 A - F
Written report assignments
If a student fails the report assignments , she/he have to take this part again next time the subject is lectured.

Coursework requirements

Report, Group presentation
Obligatory report based on Self-studies or Groupwork. Group presentations. 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.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Human factors, technology and organizational issues (MOM470_1) 10
Human factors, technology and organizational issues (FXMOM470_1) 10
Human factors, technology and organizational issues (MOM470_1) 20

Open to

Industrial Asset Management - Master's Degree Programme
Offshore Technology - Master's Degree Programme

Course assessment

Formally through evaluation forms and/or discussion in relation to guidelines.


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 09.08.2020