Information and Communication Systems and Services: Curriculum

Facts about the studies

  • Start: September
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 75 cost contribution for additional services, € 20.20 ÖH contribution
  • Attendance times during studies:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 17:50 to 21:00
    2 times per semester block courses Friday afternoon and Saturday full day
  • Courses blocked twice a semester (Friday afternoon & Sat)
  • Distance learning elements
  • Work placement in the 5th or 6th semester
  • a Bachelor thesis
  • 180 ECTS credits
  • Possibility for a semester abroad

Courses

Below you will find the current courses of the study program.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
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

  • 30% Technical Process Description Group Task
  • 30% Technical Process Description Language Task
  • 40% in-class writing (20% writing / 20% applied knowledge)
Communication Networks (CN)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Communication Networks (CN)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Digital Systems and Computer Architecture (DSCA)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Digital Systems and Computer Architecture (DSCA)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Hardware-related Software Development (HWSE)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Hardware-related Software Development (HWSE)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00
Mathematics for Computer Science 1 (MACS1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Computer Science 1 (MACS1)
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. The emphasis lies on discrete mathematics and 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 properly formulate mathematical statements using propositional logic and set theory, to represent numbers in various numeral systems, and to apply number operations using modular arithmetics
  • 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, and to interpret them geometrically in the complex plane
  • to examine sequences and series with respect to convergence
  • to perform basic operations in differential calculus, to examine functions using differential calculus (with respect to extreme values 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

Course contents

  • Logic and sets, number sets and numeral systems
  • Introduction to elementary number theory
  • Relations, functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Sequences and series
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus

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.
Technical Informatics (TI)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Technical Informatics (TI)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

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: Eine kleine Didaktik der Vermittlung, 5. Aufl. 2018
  • 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

Mathematics for Computer Science 2 (MAT2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Computer Science 2 (MAT2)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Computer Science 2“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thought. The emphasis lies on linear algebra and higher dimensional 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 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
  • to compute partial derivatives of functions with several variables, in particular to compute gradient, Hesse matrix and directional derivatives, and to determine local extrema of a scalar field
  • to compute multiple integrals

Course contents

  • Vector spaces
  • Matrices and linear operators
  • Systems of linear equations
  • scalar product and orthogonality
  • eigenvalues and eigenvectors
  • Differential calculus with several variables
  • introduction to multiple integrals

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.
Object Oriented Programming and Modeling (OOPM)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Object-oriented Paradigms (OOP)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Object-oriented Programming Lab (PROLB)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
Software Engineering (SE)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Software Engineering (SE)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
System Programming (SYSP)
German / iMod
5.00
-
System Programming (SYSP)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00
Telecommunications (TK)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Telecommunications (TK)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Distributed Electrical Systems (VS)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Distributed Electrical Systems (VS)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Internet of Things (IOT)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Internet of Things (IOT)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Mathematics for Computer Science 3 (MAT3)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Computer Science 3 (MAT3)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Microcontroller Technologies (MC)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Microcontroller Technologies (MC)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00
Object-oriented Service Development (ODE)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Object-oriented Service Development (ODE)
German / ILV
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 / UE
3.00
2.00

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

General 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

Database Systems (DBS)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Database Systems (DBS)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Embedded Systems (ES)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Embedded Systems (ES)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00
Entrepreneurship (ENTRE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business Simulation (UNPLA)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students deepen, expand and cross-link the business management skills taught in previous semesters within the course of a business game.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • formulate value-oriented corporate goals
  • differentiate between strategic and operative business decisions
  • optimally coordinate the various marketing policy instruments
  • evaluate the advantages of investments using suitable calculation methods
  • develop an optimal production and sales program
  • weigh up between in-house production and external procurement
  • conduct a break-even analysis
  • calculate balance sheet ratios for the interpretation of financial statements
  • identify rationalization potentials and take appropriate measures to realize them
  • deal with large amounts of information in a structured way

Course contents

  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting
  • Balance Sheet Analysis
  • Procurement Management
  • Production Management
  • Marketing
  • Investment Planning
  • Cost Accounting

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Business Administration

Literature

  • Wala, Grobelschegg: Kernelemente der Unternehmensführung, Linde-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Immanent performances (100%)

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Selected Topics in Law (AKRE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
IT Security (ITSEC)
English / kMod
5.00
-
IT Security Basics (ITSEC)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Software Security (SWSEC)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00
Software Architecture Middleware Technologies (SAM)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Software Architecture Middleware Technologies (SAM)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Elective Modules (VERT)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Elective Module: Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems (VECPS)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Project "Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems" (ECPSP)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00
Selected Topics in Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems (ECPSL)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Internship (BPRAK)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Internship (BPRAK)
German / SO
9.00
0.00
Internship Support and Reflection (PRAKB)
German / BE
1.00
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

Software Management (SWMAN)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Agile Project Management (APM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Software Lifecycle Management (SLM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Bachelor Exam (BSCPR)
German / EXAM
2.00
0.00
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / EL
8.00
5.00
Elective Modules (VERT)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Elective Module: IT Security and Internet of Things (VITS)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Selected Topics in IT Security (ITSL)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Internship (BPRAK)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Internship (BPRAK)
German / SO
9.00
0.00
Internship Support and Reflection (PRAKB)
German / BE
1.00
1.00