Electronics and Business: Curriculum

Facts about the studies

  • Start: September (entry in higher semesters possible for graduates from related secondary schools or by recognition of experiences from other universities)
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 20.70 ÖH contribution
  • Attendance hours: Thursday evening, Friday evening and Saturday morning
  • Distance learning elements
  • Work placement in the 5th and 6th semester (recognition of professional experiences possible)
  • Bachelor thesis
  • Possibility for a semester abroad

Offered emphases

  • Internet of Things & Smart Systems
  • Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Innovation & Technology Management

Courses

Below you will find the current courses of the study program

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Analog Circuit Tecnology (ASTEC)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Analog Circuit Technology (ASTEC)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

This course deals with development, simulation and analyzation of analog electronic circuits.

Methodology

Self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), work in groups, case study

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • design analog electronic circuits
  • simulate analog electronic circuits
  • analyze analog electronic circuits
  • review data sheets
  • explain how to select electronic components
  • explain results of an analog circuit simulation

Course contents

  • Passive electronic devices and simulation
  • Active electronic devices
  • Amplifier
  • Operational amplifier
  • Analysis of data-sheets
  • Synthesis and analysis of electronic circuits
  • Oscillators, power supplies, optoelectronics

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Möller Grundlagen der Schaltungstechnik, Springer 2020
  • H. Göbel, “Einführung in die Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik”, Springer 2019

Assessment methods

  • Exercises, case studies, test

Anmerkungen

none

Communication 1 (COMM1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Competence and Cooperation (KOKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course focuses on the students' self-responsible learning processes and imparts appropriate learning strategies as well as techniques and methods of time and self-management. It serves the students as a forum to get to know their group colleagues and prepares them for their own teamwork by applying and reflecting on selected team concepts.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • aquire learning content in a variety of ways (repertoire) and prepare it for easy access (e.g. structures, visualizations, etc…), thereby taking into account the functioning of the brain
  • prioritize activities based on various methods (e.g. ABC-analysis, Pomodoro-technique) and plan their timing
  • recognise personal stress triggers and behaviour patterns and develop and describe possibilities for pattern interruptions
  • explain phase models of team development (e.g. Tuckman) and team roles (e.g. Belbin) and derive interventions for their own practice

Course contents

  • Learning, learning models and learning techniques
  • Self- and time management
  • Constructive handling of stress
  • Teamwork: tasks, roles, development

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Franken, Swetlana: Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Aufl. 2010
  • Lehner, Martin: Viel Stoff – schnell gelernt, 2. Aufl. 2018
  • Seiwert, Lothar: Wenn du es eilig hast, gehe langsam: Wenn du es noch eiliger hast, mache einen Umweg, 2018
  • Van Dick, Rolf / West, Michael A.: Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Team-entwicklung, 2. Aufl. 2013

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test, written exam

Anmerkungen

none

Technical English (ENG1)
English / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the Technical English course, students will expand their language toolkit to allow them to effectively record and apply technical vocabulary and terminology in the context of future engineering topics such as automization, digitalization, machines and materials and 3D Printing. Moreover, students will advance their technical verbal and written skills by creating technical object and technical process descriptions specifically for technical professional audiences and engineering purposes.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • record and employ technical vocabulary
  • create and understand technical process instructions
  • identify and produce technical text types according to their intended audience and communication purpose (for example a technical article and a process description)

Course contents

  • Future Trends in Technology (automization, digitalization, machines and materials, 3D printing, AI, and the internet of things.)
  • Visualizing technical descriptions
  • Describing technical visualizations
  • Technical object descriptions
  • Technical process descriptions
  • Technical English talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.
  • Oshima, A., Hogue, A. (2006). Writing Academic English, 4th Edition. Pearson Longman.

Assessment methods

  • 25% Technical Process Description Group Task
  • 25% Technical Process Description Language Task
  • 50% in-class writing (25% writing / 25% applied knowledge)
Digital Systems and Computer Architecture (DSCA)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Digital Systems und Computer Architecture (DSCA)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The module "Digitale Systeme und Computerarchitektur" presents the Fundamentals and Organisation of Computers. The presented content is the basis for many disciplines within engineering (e.g., operating systems, embedded systems, hardware-near/bare-metal programming, and hardware programming (VHDL and Verilog)). Hence, this module is essential to understand the structure and function of any modern device. At the beginning of the module, we build the theoretical foundation of digital systems, and with continuous progress, you learn how digital circuits are built, how those circuits can be used to build components of a computer, and how those components work together. In the end, you will have built a minimalistic computer.

Methodology

Alternating on-campus and self-study phases

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • specify digital systems
  • use Boolean algebra and binary numbers
  • understand, specify, and optimise combinational as well as sequential logic circuits
  • distinguish between different methods of implementation
  • specify the function and organisation of processors, memory, and input/output interfaces
  • understand how software is executed on computers

Course contents

  • Numbersystems and arithmetics on integers (How can a "0" and "1" be used to process data)
  • Combinatory logic (How to build circuits based on"0" and "1")
  • Sequential logic (How to build circuits with memory)
  • Implementation technologies for logic circuits (How can digital circuits be implemented)
  • Function, organisation, and improvements of a computer and its components (How does a computer work)
  • Function of input/output devices (How does a computer interact with user and environment)
  • Fundamentals of digital communication (How do two digital systems exchange information)
  • Software execution (How is software executed)

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Floyd, T. L. (2014). Digital fundamentals: A systems approach. Pearson Education Limited. [Englisch, internationale Standardliteratur auf dem Gebiet Digitaltechnik]
  • Patterson, et. al. (2018). Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface. Elsevier. [Englisch, internationale Standardliteratur auf dem Gebiet: Computerarchitektur]
  • Woitowitz, et. al. (2012). Digitaltechnik. Springer. [Deutsch, einfach zu verstehen, online und gratis in der Bibliothek verfügbar]
  • K. Fricke (2018). Digitaltechnik. Springer. [Deutsch, online und gratis in der Bibliothek verfügbar]
  • A. Bindal (2019). Fundamentals of Computer Architecture and Design. Springer. [Englisch, ausführlich aber kompliziert, online und gratis in der Bibliothek verfügbar]
  • Fertig, A. (2018). Rechnerarchitektur Grundlagen. BoD–Books on Demand. [Deutsch]
  • Hellmann, R. (2013). Rechnerarchitektur: einführung in den Aufbau moderner computer. Walter de Gruyter. [Deutsch]

Assessment methods

  • online tests
  • practice exercises
  • presentation of solutions
Direct and Alternating Current Technology (ACDC)
German / iMod
5.00
-
DC & AC Technology (ACDC)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In the course direct and alternating current (DC and AC) engineering the basics of electrical engineering in the field of DC and AC technologies are taught. The focus of this course is on the functionality, characteristic properties and calculation of the most important passive components as well as on analysis of DC and AC networks of these passive components.

Methodology

The scope of the course is broken down into units of topics. Each topic is dealt with in a self-study phase and in a face-to-face phase. Every face-to-face phase is preceded or followed by a self-study phase (e.g. preparation in advance or past-calculation of examples, homework).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Describe the Basic terms of electrical engineering such as explain electrical voltage, electrical current, Ohm resistance
  • Manage the methods for the analysis of electrical circuits (such as Ohm's law, voltage dividers, current dividers, Kirchhoff's laws, method of substitute sources, Helmholtz's superposition theorem) and to apply them in the analysis of electrical circuits (DC and AC circuits),
  • specify and explain the formula-based relationship between time-dependent currents and voltages at the passive network elements in AC technology,
  • apply the methods of complex alternating current technology, such as Calculating with complex resistances and phasors as well as phasor diagrams, and calculate the parameters of AC circuits (e.g. root mean square (rms) values powers, peak values of voltages and currents, phase shifts),
  • dimension the values of resistances, inductances and capacitances in circuits of alternating current systems
  • transfer the determined values in the time and frequency domain and to interpret the physically characteristics of them

Course contents

  • Basic terms of electrical engineering
  • Ohm's Law
  • Voltage and current dividers.
  • Kirchhoff's laws, node and mesh analysis.
  • Overlay theorem from Helmholtz (Superposition).
  • voltage and power sources (Thèvenin and Norton theoremes).
  • Calculation of complex AC circuits: (i) Methods of analyzing alternating current circuits (analysis in the real time domain, vector image, complex calculation), (ii) Analysis of AC circuits in the time and frequency domain
  • exercises for dimensioning and calculating various circuits by taking into account the above listed topics.

Prerequisites

Basics of physics and mathematics on Secondary school level.

Literature

  • Leonhard Stiny, Grundwissen Elektrotechnik und Elektronik, 7., vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Springer eBooks, Springer Vieweg Verlag, 2018.
  • Weißgerber, W. (2013): Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1, Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- undArbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 439 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-8348-0903-2
  • Weißgerber, W. (2013): Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 2, Wechselstromtechnik, Ortskurven, Transformator, Mehrphasensysteme. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 372 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-8348-1031-1
  • Seidel, H.U. (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder - Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag, 296 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446220909

Assessment methods

  • Active participation: ongoing review of what has been learned through repetition questions / short tests in the face-to-face session, home works.
  • Team project: Level of detail, quality and presentation of a team task.
  • Final written examination: Calculation and understanding questions

Anmerkungen

none

Electrical Circuit Technology Laboratory (LBSTEC)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Electrical Circuit Technology Laboratory (LBSTEC)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

Design and test of basic electronic circuits. Measurement and simulation results will be reviewed and documented.

Methodology

Alternating on-campus and self-study phases

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • properly measure voltages and currents with multimeters and oscilloscopes
  • generate and validate waveforms with function generators
  • design and experimental set-up basic electronic circuits and validate and characterize them with modern measuring instruments
  • review and document measurement and simulation results

Course contents

  • Voltage and current measurents
  • Measurements with oscilloscope
  • Power supply measurements
  • Measurements on operational amplifiers
  • CLK generator with 2MHz crystal oscillator, 7 segment display and 4 bit counter
  • Measurements on RLC circuits
  • Measuremnents on resonance circuits
  • Active filter circuits (Sallen key topology)
  • Current amplifiers (common collector circuit)
  • Project (sound card with ADC/DAC)
  • Design and measurement on a power supply circuit
  • Sum-up, Q&A

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Maxfield and others (2008): Electrical Engineering – know it all, Newnes Verlag
  • Seidel, Heinz-Ulrich (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder – Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag
  • Weißgerber, Wilfried (2013): Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden Verlag
  • Bieneck, Wolfgang (2014): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik ; Informations- und Arbeitsbuch für Schüler und Studenten der elektrotechnischen Berufe, Holland und Josenhans Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Laboratory notes
  • Laboratory reports
  • Grading of practical sessio
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Computer Science 1“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thought. The methods acquired by the students, based on a sustainable foundation, enable them to solve up-to-date technical and engeneering problems in an efficient and comprehensible way and to analyze established solutions. After an introductory part the emphasis lies on linear algebra.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to properly formulate mathematical statements using propositional logic and set theory, and to represent numbers in various numeral systems
  • to analyze basic properties of functions in one variable, and to interpret these in the appropriate subject context
  • to apply operations and changes of representation with complex numbers, to interpret them geometrically in the complex plane, and to describe harmonic oscillations in terms of complex numbers
  • to solve basic problems in general vector spaces and simple geometric problems in two and three dimensional euclidean space
  • to perform elementary matrix operations, and to compute determinants and inverse matrices
  • to solve systems of linear equations using Gauß‘ algorithm
  • to perform geometric operations in terms of linear mappings
  • to compute scalar products, orthogonal projections and orthogonal transformations, and to interprete them geometrically
  • to compute eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces

Course contents

  • Logic and sets
  • Number sets and numeral systems
  • Functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Vector spaces
  • Matrices and linear operators
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Systems of linear equations
  • eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018)

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication 2 (COMM2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business English (ENG2)
English / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this Business English course, students will learn how to write clear, compelling, professional text, as well as, expanding their language toolkit to enable them to record and apply business vocabulary and terminology in the context of future trends in Business and Engineering. These trends would include, amongst others, diversity and inclusion, the globalization of the economy and, also, the internationalization of finance. Moreover, students will advance their verbal and written English language skills by applying critical thinking tools in the creation of impact analyses specifically for technical business audiences of the global community.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • record and employ vocabulary for business in technology
  • create a business technology impact analysis
  • articulate both orally and in written form the different ways in which technology impacts business
  • use specific vocabulary and terminology in, for example, leading a meeting

Course contents

  • Business in Technology (for example finance and investment, the global economy, digital marketing and sales, international teams, and diversity and inclusion)
  • Impact Analyses for Business and Technology
  • Business English Talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.

Assessment methods

  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Group Task
  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Language Task
  • 40% in-class writing
Creativity and Complexity (KREKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course introduces the process of finding ideas by testing various creativity techniques, whereby the students also act as moderators using appropriate moderation techniques. As part of the course, students deal with the phenomenon of "complexity", develop a systemic attitude and train the explanation of complex issues, especially for people without major technical expertise.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • moderate a map query followed by clustering and multi-point querying
  • Implement case-oriented approaches to the generation of ideas (e. g. lateral thinking, critical thinking) as well as selected creativity techniques (e. g. stimulus word analysis, morphological box) to be explained and applied)
  • adopt a systemic mindset and explain and apply tools for dealing with complexity (cf. B. Effectiveness structures, paper computers
  • explain complex technical issues in a target group-specific manner (also for non-technicians)

Course contents

  • Moderation of groups
  • Brainstorming and creativity
  • Networked thinking, dealing with complexity
  • Explain complex issues

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dörner, Dietrich: Die Logik des Misslingens: Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen, 14. Aufl. 2003
  • Lehner, Martin: Erkären und Verstehen, 2018 (e-Book)
  • Rustler, Florian: Denkwerkzeuge der Kreativität und Innovation – Das kleine Handbuch der Innovationsmethoden, 9. Aufl. 2019
  • Schilling, Gert: Moderation von Gruppen, 2005
  • Vester, Frederic: Die Kunst vernetzt zu denken, 2002

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test

Anmerkungen

none

Electrical Signals and Systems (SIG)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Electrical Signals and Systems (SIG)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course Electrical Signals & Systems deals with the topics Linear-Time-Invariant-Systems (LTI-Systems). The focus of this course is on the analysis, the analysis methods and the characterization as well as abstract description of LTI-Systems by the correlation of signals at the system input and system output.

Methodology

The scope of the course is broken down into units of topics. Each topic is dealt with in a self-study phase and in a face-to-face phase. Every face-to-face phase is preceded or followed by a self-study phase (e.g. preparation in advance or past-calculation of examples, homework).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • calculate voltages and currents in LTI-Systems and to dimension the electronic components in these systems,
  • calculate and interpret transfer function, amplitude response and phase response of filters,
  • describe and solve transient processes in simple networks by suitable differential equations,
  • calculate, graphically display and interpret the voltage and current characteristics of transient processes,
  • calculate and interpret the spectrum of periodic signals and pulses by means of Fourier analysis and Laplace transformation.

Course contents

  • Deepening of the complex alternating current calculation,
  • LTI - systems, especially circuits of alternating current engineering,
  • Transfer function, amplitude response and phase response of filter circuits, cut-off frequencies, bandwidth, quality,
  • Types and characteristics of analogue filters,
  • Dimensioning of analogue filters: design procedures, basic criteria, comparison of different procedures by means of sample exercises,
  • Calculation and discussion of the voltage and current characteristics of transient processes,
  • Fourier analysis of periodic and pulsed signals,
  • Time Bandwidth Product,
  • Numerous exercises for the calculation and simulation of different circuits.

Prerequisites

The course “Direct and Alternating Current (DC and AC) engineering”.

Literature

  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Manfred Albach, Elektrotechnik, Pearoson Studium Verlag, 2011
  • Prof. Dr. Wilfried Weißgerber, Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 3, 10. Auflage, Springer Vieweg Verlag, April 2018,
  • Manfred Strohrmann und Urban Brunner, Systemtheorie Teil A, - Zeitkontinuierliche Signale und Systeme-; Hochschule Karlsruhe, Technik und Wirtschaft, Vorlesungsskript für SS2016
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Fischer, Elektrotechnik Für Maschinenbauer sowie Studierende technischer Fächer, 16. überarbeitete Auflage, Vieweg Verlag, 2019
  • Leonhard Stiny, Grundwissen, Elektrotechnik und Elektronik, 7. Auflage, Springer für Professionals

Assessment methods

  • Active participation: Ongoing review of what has been learned through repetition questions / short tests in the face-to-face session, home works.
  • Team project/teamwork: Level of detail, quality and presentation of a practical team task.
  • Final written examination: calculation and understanding questions

Anmerkungen

none

Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAES2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAES2)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Engineering Science 2“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thoughtthe emphasis lies on calculus.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to examine sequences and series with respect to convergence
  • to compute limits and the asymptotic behavious of functions
  • to explain the definition of the derivative of a function and to interpret the derivative geometrically
  • to apply the rules of differentiation to an appropriate extent
  • to analyze functions by means of differential calculus (e.g. with respect to extrema and curvature behaviour) and to approximate functions locally in terms of Taylor polynomials
  • to compute definite, indefinite and improper integrals
  • to interpret definite integrals as areas or accordingly in the relevant context
  • to classify ordinary differential equations
  • to solve basic ordinary differential equations by standard methods and to interpret them in the appropriate subject context

Course contents

  • sequences and series
  • differential calculus
  • integral calculus
  • ordinary differential equations

Prerequisites

Mathematics for Engineering Science 1

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018).

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.

Anmerkungen

none

Measuring Technology and Control Engineering (MSRT)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Measuring Technology and Control Engineering (MSRT)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this course the basics of measurement control and regulation technology are dealt with. The focus is on the control loop. Stability criteria, digital control regulators are important contents that will be dealt with in the lecture.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • determine the step response of the control loop,
  • determine the stability of the control loop,
  • dimension the controller,
  • convert analog controller to digital
  • and to linearize different processes.

Course contents

  • Laplace Transform
  • Elements of Control Loop
  • Different Types of Controller
  • Step Response
  • Stability of the Control Loop
  • Nyquist Criterium
  • Amplitude and Phase Margin
  • Digital Controllers

Prerequisites

Direct and Alternating Current (DC and AC) engineering

Literature

  • Haager „Regelungstechnik Kompetenz Orientiert“

Assessment methods

  • 1-3 der folgenden Punkte: Übungen, Fallbeispiele, Tests, schriftliche/mündliche Prüfung, LV-immanente Beurteilung, Projekt

Anmerkungen

none

Measuring Technology and Control Engineering Laboratoy (LBMSRT)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Measuring Technology and Control Engineering Laboratoy (LBMSRT)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this laboratory different experiments are conducted, which cover the fields of measurement and control technology.

Methodology

self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • switch an inductive load,
  • measure an active filter,
  • measure an electrical power,
  • realize controller with operational amplifier
  • and to measure a motor.

Course contents

  • Switching of inductive load
  • Bandpass Filter
  • Active Filter
  • Measurement of Power
  • Motor Control

Prerequisites

Direct and Alternating Current (DC and AC) engineering

Literature

  • Haager „Regelungstechnik Kompetenzorientiert"

Assessment methods

  • Exercise project work

Anmerkungen

none

Software Development for Electronic Based Systems (SWES)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Software Development for Electronic Based Systems (SWES)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this course students learn to develop software for electronic based systems by using C and train their skills by solving tasks of different complexity. In addition, students learn how to use respective development tools like a compiler or debugger.

Methodology

Alternating self-study and on-campus phases

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • correctly make use of C language elements to solve real-world problems,
  • structure programming tasks into smaller problems and describe the latter using custom algorithms,
  • develop standard I/O programs in C based on the ANSI-C library,
  • compile C programs, interpret syntactical and semantic errors, debug programs and fix bugs,
  • make use of standard development tools (compiler, linker, debugger, etc.)
  • and develop programs using standard algorithms (ring buffer, stacks, queues, linked lists etc.) for typical problems related to electronic based systems.

Course contents

  • Variables & Data Types
  • Control Instructions & Operators
  • Bits & Bytes
  • Arrays & Pointers
  • Functions
  • Standard ANSI-C Library
  • Command-line Arguments
  • File I/O
  • Dynamic Memory Management

Prerequisites

How to work with a PC (running a desktop operating system)

Literature

  • Robert C. Seacord, "Effective C: An Introduction to Professional C Programming", No Starch Press, 2020, ISBN: 1718501048
  • Helmut O.B. Schellong, "Moderne C-Programmierung", Springer Verlag, 2014, ISBN: 1439-5428
  • R. Klima, S. Selberherr, "Programmieren in C", Springer Verlag, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-7091-0392-0

Assessment methods

  • Written exam, assessment of individual programming tasks

Anmerkungen

none

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering Sciences (PHYS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Physics Laboratory (LBPHYS)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00
Management and Law (MANRE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business Law (RECHT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course offers an introduction to Austrian business law with a focus on private law

Methodology

Lecture, self-study, discussion, exercises, case studies, inverted classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the structure of the legal system and the relationship between european law and national legislation
  • explain the most important private law framework conditions in business life (e.g. legal subjectivity, contract law, representation, default, damages, etc.) and to be able to estimate their influence on business decisions
  • take into account the special characteristics of B2B business transactions (e.g. obligation to notify defects, etc.) as well as those of B2C business transactions (e.g. consumer protection law, etc.);
  • find legal sources (e.g. court rulings) using databases like the Legal Information System of the Federal Government and to research further relevant literature
  • deal with a legal text and to interpret it on the basis of the canon of interpretation of legal methodology
  • meet the requirements of trade law necessary for a specific business activity
  • conclude contracts
  • assess simple legal issues and to decide whether professional support - such as the involvement of a lawyer or notary – is necessary
  • weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of different legal forms in the course of establishing a company

Course contents

  • Legal system
  • European fundamental freedoms
  • Trade Law
  • Legal forms
  • Company register
  • Law of Contracts
  • Consumer protection law
  • Disruptions in performance (default, warranty)
  • Tort Law

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Brugger, Einführung in das Wirtschaftsrecht. Kurzlehrbuch, aktuelle Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Written Exam: 70%
  • Interim tests and cases: 30%

Anmerkungen

None

Project Management (PM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic project management skills.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • define the term "project"
  • classify projects by means of suitable criteria
  • divide the project life cycle into different phases with different tasks
  • differentiate between different procedure models, to formulate project goals regarding performance, costs and deadlines
  • document requirements in a requirement specification as well as a functional specification in a comprehensible way
  • distinguish between different forms of project organization and outline their respective advantages and disadvantages
  • to differentiate between different project roles
  • identify professional and social skills of project staff as an essential prerequisite for successful project work
  • identify relevant stakeholders and their expectations of the project
  • outline instruments for developing a beneficial project culture, to design countermeasures for unacceptable project risks
  • draw up project plans (e.g. (e.g. work breakdown structure plan, schedule, time schedule, cost plan, etc.)
  • apply project controlling methods and instruments (e.g. earned value analysis, etc.) for the purposes of schedule and cost control
  • evaluate the effects of changing conditions and customer requirements
  • moderate a project final meeting and write a project final report
  • self-critically reflect on the achieved project results (e.g. (e.g. lessons learned etc.) and to derive improvement potentials for future projects in the sense of knowledge transfer
  • present and defend project results to project stakeholders
  • differentiate between program and portfolio management, to use project management software (Project Libre)

Course contents

  • Project characteristics
  • Project term
  • Project types
  • Project Management
  • Procedure models
  • Project goals
  • Project requirements
  • Phase and milestone planning
  • Project Organization
  • Project roles
  • Project Structure Planning
  • Estimate of expenditure
  • Process and time scheduling (e.g. bar chart, network diagram)
  • Resource and cost planning
  • Project controlling and reporting
  • Project completion
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Document Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Management
  • Contract Management
  • Management of project teams
  • Agile project management
  • Scrum
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management Software
  • International Project Management
  • Project Management Certifications

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Timinger, Schnellkurs Projektmanagement, Wiley

Assessment methods

  • Project work: 50%
  • Interim tests: 50%

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Mathematics for Engineering Science 3a (MAT3A)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Mathematical Tools (MAT3B)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Mathematik for Engineering Science 3 - Fourier and Laplace (MAT3A)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Microcontroller Programming (MCS)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Microcontroller Programming (MCS)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00
Project Laboratory Electronics Engineering 1 (PREL1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Project Laboratory Electronics Engineering 1 (PREL1)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00
Telecommunications (TELKO)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Telecommunications (TELKO)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Business Administration (BWL)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Accounting (RW)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students acquire basic knowledge in the areas of external and internal accounting.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to describe the system of double-entry accounting,
  • book simple business transactions,
  • prepare annual financial statements,
  • analyse annual financial statements on the basis of key figures,
  • explain the system of corporate taxation,
  • explain the elements and tasks of cost accounting,
  • list the system components of cost accounting,
  • determine the manufacturing costs of products and draw up an optimal production and sales programme.

Course contents

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Balance sheet analysis
  • Value added tax
  • Taxation of profits
  • Cost accounting

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Baumüller, Krimmel: Accounting, balance sheet and taxes, Facultas
  • Wala: Compact cost accounting, Amazon
  • Wala, Siller: Exam training cost accounting, bookboon
  • Wala, Felleitner: Written training in accounting & finance, Bookboon

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Corporate Management (UF)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic knowledge in the fields of normative, strategic and operational management.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • distinguish between different types of corporate goals,
  • distinguish between strategic and operational management,
  • explain tasks and instruments of controlling,
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of a strong corporate culture,
  • develop strategies for a company from the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats,
  • analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of organizational structure,
  • optimize business processes,
  • distinguish between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation,
  • distinguish between different leadership theories,
  • explain the tasks and instruments of human resources management.

Course contents

  • Management
  • Company goals
  • Corporate Culture
  • Strategic management
  • Organization
  • Change Management
  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • Controlling

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Grobelschegg: Kernelemente der Unternehmensführung, Linde

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Electronic Device Production (PRODGE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Electronic Device Production (PRODGE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Introduction to Procurement, Manufacturing and Logistics (BPLOGIS)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • understand procurement, production and logistics as operational functions and special business management principles,
  • distinguish production factors and to give examples
  • distinguish between the production of goods and the production of services
  • outline the development of operational service production from a functional to a process view,
  • grasp sustainable management as an essential enterprise task,
  • differentiate the procurement range on the basis its functions and objects from other divisions,
  • use program and consumption-oriented procedures for the determination of requirements,
  • make a make-or-buy decision,
  • evaluate and select suppliers
  • determine optimal order quantities,
  • analyze production processes in terms of lead time and capacity,
  • create a medium-term production program plan,
  • recognize the development and importance of logistics
  • describe different types of warehouses and their tasks
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of different means of transport,
  • describe the process of order fulfillment
  • outline the objectives and methods of supply chain management.
Microelectronics (MEL)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Microelectronics (MEL)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00
Power Electronics (LEIST)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Power Electronics (LEIST)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Project Laboratory Electronics Engineering 2 (PREL2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Project Laboratory Electronics Engineering 2 (PREL2)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00
Research und Communication Skills (COMM3)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Communication and Culture (KOKU)
German / UE
2.00
1.00
Scientific Writing (WIA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Economy (WIRTS)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Accounting Consolidation/Specialisation (RWVERT)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Process and Quality Management (PQM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Elective Modules (VERT1)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Elective Module: Power Electronics 1 (VLE1)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Power Electronics 1A (VLE1A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Power Electronics 1B (VLE1B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Elective Module: Technology Management 1 (VTM1)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Technology Management 1A (VTM1A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Technology Management 1B (VTM1B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Elective Module: Telecommunications and Internet of Things 1 (VTIOT1)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Telecommunications and Internet of Things 1A (VTIOT1A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Telecommunications and Internet of Things 1B (VTIOT1B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selective Topics: Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems 1 (VECPS1)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems 1A (VECPS1A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems 1B (VECPS1B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Internship 1 (BPRAK1)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Internship 1 (BPRAK1)
German / SO
9.00
0.00
Internship Support and Reflection (PRAKB)
German / BE
1.00
-
Marketing and Law (MARKRE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Commercial Law Specialisation (REVERT)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students deepen their knowledge in the field of business law.

Methodology

Lecture, discussion and case studies

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain basic terms of data protection law,
  • explain basic concepts of intellectual property rights,
  • understand more about aspects of business law,
  • and to apply their knowledge in business law by means of case studies.

Course contents

  • Data protection law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Business law
  • Case Studies

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in Business law

Literature

  • Wiebe (Hrsg), Wettbewerbs- und Immaterialgüterrecht, dritte Auflage (2018)
  • Jahnel/Marzi/Pallwein-Prettner, Datenschutzrecht (2020)

Assessment methods

  • Written exam and participation

Anmerkungen

none

Marketing and Sales (MARKV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic skills in the areas of marketing and sales.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • define the terms “market” and “marketing”
  • name the components of a marketing plan
  • differentiate between different types of marketing strategies
  • differentiate between different market research methods
  • prepare product policy decisions
  • prepare price policy decisions
  • prepare communication policy decisions
  • prepare sales policy decisions
  • weigh up between different alternatives regarding the organizational anchoring of marketing in the company
  • calculate key figures for effectiveness and efficiency controls in marketing
  • name various instruments of online marketing and to describe their mode of operation

Course contents

  • Concept and Characteristics of Marketing
  • Marketing Planning
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Research
  • Product Policy
  • Price Policy
  • Sales Policy
  • Communication Policy
  • Marketing Organization
  • Marketing Controlling
  • Online Marketing

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Business Administration

Literature

  • Bruhn, Marketing, Springer-Verlag
  • Bruhn, Marketingübungen, Springer-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Written final exam: 70 points
  • Development of a marketing concept (group work): 30 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Bachelor Exam (BSCPR)
German / EXAM
2.00
0.00

Course description

The Bachelor's examination is a commission examination before a relevant examination committee and completes the Bachelor's program.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply knowledge from different learning areas within the scope of the task technically correct and argumentatively correct to new situations

Course contents

  • The Bachelor's examination consists of a presentation of the bachelor paper an oral examination on the bachelor paper.
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / EL
8.00
5.00

Course description

The bachelor paper is an independent written work, which has to be written in the context of a course.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to apply the scientific methods in the respective subject correctly to a technical task and to reflect the results critically.
  • to structure a scientific work in a formally correct way
  • to conduct (literature) research, evaluate sources and cite them according to the usual scientific standards

Course contents

  • The bachelor paper usually includes an independent examination with a detailed description and explanation of its solution.
Elective Modules (VERT2)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Module: Embedded und Cyber-Physical Systems 2 (VECPS2)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems 2A (VECPS2A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems 2B (VECPS2B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Module: Power Electronics 2 (VLE2)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Power Electronics 2A (VLE2A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Power Electronics 2B (VLE2B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Module: Technology Management 2 (VTM2)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Technology Management 2A (VTM2A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Technology Management 2B (VTM2B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Module: Telecommunications and Internet of Things 2 (VTIOT2)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in Telecommunications and Internet of Things 2A (VTIOT2A)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Telecommunications and Internet of Things 2B (VTIOT2B)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Internship 2 (BPRAK)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Internship 2 (BPRAK2)
German / SO
9.00
0.00

Course description

UAS degree programmes are to be designed in such a way that students can acquire the knowledge, skills and competences relevant to professional practice that they need for successful professional activity. Against this background, internships represent a training-relevant component within the framework of Bachelor degree programmes.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • independently solve well-defined subtasks in operational practice and to carry out the necessary documentation
  • implement the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies.
  • reflect the operational practice with regard to technical, economic and organizational, as well as management and personality relevant aspects

Course contents

  • The professional internship is accompanied by a seminar in which the students' experiences with the professional internship are reflected.
Internship Support and Reflection (PRAKB)
German / BE
1.00
-

Course description

During the seminar accompanying the internship, the experiences and competence acquisition of the students are reflected upon and an internship report is written.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • present the progress of work in a well-structured and target group-oriented manner
  • reflect on the experiences made during the professional internship and to document them in the internship report

Course contents

  • Individual, exemplary specialization in a chosen subject area with high demands on self-organized learning