This master’s programme provides a deeper understanding of the interplay between human, technology and organisation, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance. As a student, you will gain knowledge and proficiency in proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) management, as well as in how to plan, design and analyse work environments.
You will acquire advanced theoretical and applied knowledge of physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics, which is needed to address issues of worker health and work sustainability in all sectors of society. Programme content can be applied in the development of organisations and processes, with a focus on improvements of work and ergonomic interventions for sustainable working life.
The Technology, Work and Health programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology connects closely to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #8: Decent work and economic growth. It includes one elective course, “Ergonomics in Challenge Driven Product Development”, which is given in collaboration with Botho University (Botswana) and connects to several of the UN goals.
As a graduate of this programme, you will have vast career opportunities, and employment prospects are good. Saco, Sweden's central organisation for academics, describes high demand for work environment engineers and little competition for jobs, even for new graduates. Employers of Work Environment Engineers and Human Factors Specialists can be found nationally and globally in the public, municipal, and private sectors. According to Saco, the Swedish Work Environment Authority has an expansion goal of having 300 inspectors employed by 2030 and is currently recruiting.
A master's degree in Work, Technology and Health provides you with:
- the capacity to actively influence and manage change and development projects within the field of technical work environments.
- knowledge of and competence with risk assessment methods, safety strategies and project management within production development.
- entrée into a dynamic, high-demand career.
- the ability to make a difference in the health and economic productivity for people, companies, and society.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Technology, Work and Health
- Occupational Safety and Health Management and Change
- Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Ergonomics)
- System Safety and Risk Management
- Degree Project in Technology, Work and Health
- Advanced Measurements of Air Contamination, Noise and Vibrations
- Ergonomics in Challenge Driven Product Development
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHealth Administration Health Sciences General Engineering & Technology View 6 other Masters in Health Administration in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor's degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Technical, Natural or Medical Sciences.
International14570 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29140 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.
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