Electronic Engineering: Curriculum

Facts about the studies

  • Start: September
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 20.20 ÖH contribution
  • 25 semester periods per week
  • Attendance times during the study program: Monday to Friday during the day
  • 180 ECTS credits
  • Possibility for a semester abroad

Courses

Below you 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)

Anmerkungen

none

Digital Systems and Computer Architecture (DIGSY)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Digital Systems and Computer Architecture (DSYST)
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. For more information, please watch: (German) https://youtu.be/EVl2cHbUoK0

Methodology

Self-study based on videos und literature, tests, exercises

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

  • In preparation: pass the online tests for each unit (15x 5 Points, >50% per test)
  • In preparation: solve the exercises for each unit (15x 10 Points, in total, >50% of points)
  • In class: present your solution

Anmerkungen

none

Direct and Alternating Current Technology (ACDC)
German / iMod
5.00
-
DC and AC Technology (ACDC)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In the course direct and alternating current (DC and AC) technology (ILV: Integrative course), the basics of electrical engineering in the field of DC and AC technology are taught. This course forms the basis for other subjects, such as Electrical signals and systems in the 2nd semester of the Bachelor Electronic (BEL) study. Previous knowledge of electrical engineering is not required for this course. The focus of this course lies in the functionality, the characteristic properties and the calculation of the most important passive components in direct and alternating current systems. In addition, you will learn various methods of analyzing and dimensioning electronic circuits in direct and alternating current systems. Accompanying laboratory exercises serve to deepen and apply what has been learned through "learning by doing". This understanding of the fundamental relationships and principles will accompany you in the further courses of your studies and beyond in your future professional field. Because regardless of the special field of study, e.g. Microelectronics, automation technology, energy technology, drive technology, ... this basic knowledge is essential and is also required.

Methodology

This course was developed on the basis of the "Constructive Alignment" concept. The scope of the semester is broken down into completed topics of 14x2 units weekly. 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). Comprehension questions and ambiguities can be clarified either among the students in the Moodle forum, or in the next face-to-face phase in the reflection part with the students by the lecturer. The main method in this course is "learning by doing".

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe 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,
  • display the determined values ​​in the time and frequency domain and to interpret them physically.
  • 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
  • Electric sources
  • Ohm's Law
  • Voltage and current dividers
  • Kirchhoff's laws, node and mesh analysis
  • voltage and power sources (Thèvenin and Norton theoremes)
  • Overlay theorem from Helmholtz (superposition)
  • Voltage and power sources (Thèvenin and Norton theoremes)
  • Calculation of complex AC circuits:
  • Methods of analyzing alternating current circuits (analysis in the real time domain, vector image, complex calculation)
  • 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.
  • Wilfried Weißgerber, „Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1“, Springer Verlag, 2018
  • Weißgerber, W. (2013): Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1, Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch 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.
  • 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.
  • Team project: Preparation and presentation of a practical team task
  • Final exam in written form

Anmerkungen

You can find more detailed information in the Moodle course direct and alternating current (DC and AC) technology.

Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering Sciences (PHY1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course „ Grundlagen der Physik für Ingenieurswissenschaften“ is supposed to convey scientific skills an knowledge in the context of physics. The students will be able to connect the presented knowledge to establish a scientific model of the world and take the presented models as a theoretical basis for more specific lectures in the engineering context. The topics mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and electrodynamics are covered. The lecture also focuses on statistical methods of experimental physics. Via these topics the students learn scientific modelling and quantitative estimation and interpretation of model-relevant physical quantities and gain a basic understanding of the scientific process. Through the exercises the students will be able to learn to independently solve engineering via mathematical calculations.

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 ...

  • Explain and interpret the connection between scientific theory, experiments and engineering applications
  • Independently execute quantitative calculations based on scientific models to solve engineering problems
  • Estimate measurement errors based on measurement results
  • To give theoretical explanations to basic topics related to physics
  • Independently read and understand scientific texts
  • Give exact formulations of scientific problems and differentiate between colloquial and scientific definitions of different terms
  • To grasp the importance of physical processes (related to the topics mechanics, acoustic, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics) as foundation for calculations in technical context

Course contents

  • Physical Quantities & Entities
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Mechanics
  • Oscillation
  • Electrodynamics
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Pearson

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 9 (online) quizzes, 8 exercises and one written test. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills

Anmerkungen

none

Physics Laboratory (PHYLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course „ Grundlagenlabor Physik“ is supposed to convey scientific skills and knowledge in the context of physics. By conducting experiments concerning the topics mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and electrodynamics, students gain important experience in experimental work as well as statistical data evaluation and practical lab skills. This knowledge is of high importance in the engineering context since dealing with and evaluating measurement results is a basis of engineering work, e.g. sensor technology, metrology or embedded systems. The authorship of lab protocols and measurement sheets allows students to gain important experience in scientific-technical documentation of scientific work.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (practical exercises) and self-study (theoretical preparation for the experiments and authorship of lab protocols) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Independently plan and conduct physical experiments
  • Write technical documentation according to scientific standards
  • Use their knowledge about basic physical processes (mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics) in practical applications like the conduction of scientific experiments
  • Write and analyse scientific texts using their knowledge of basic rules for scientific work and to differentiate between scientific conduct and unscientific conduct
  • Interpret measurement results based on physical theories
  • Evaluate and process experimental data using methods of uncertainty analysis
  • Grasp the concept of linear regression and apply it to actual measurement data

Course contents

  • Pendulum & Statistics
  • Energy, calorimetry, Basic applications of thermodynamics
  • Measurement of electromagnetic quantities
  • Statistical data evaluation an processing

Prerequisites

Necassary prerequisites like the code of conduct in a lab theoretical knowledge about the experiments are conveyed via self-study. Other than that, no prerequisites exist

Literature

  • Erdmann, et.al. „Statistische Methoden in der Experimentalphysik“, Pearson
  • Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Pearson

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are per practical exercise: 1 online test, 1 short test before the execution of the lab exercise and 1 documentation file per experiment (lab protocol / measurement sheet). The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills. The documentation files are graded based on completeness and correctness

Anmerkungen

none

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.

Anmerkungen

none

System-level Software Development (HWSE)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Programming (HWSE)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this course students learn to program in C and train their skills by solving multiple tasks of different complexity. In addition, students learn how to use respective development tools like compiler, debugger etc.

Methodology

Impulse lectures, Show-Case development of programs, Computer Labs

Learning outcomes

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

  • Correctly make use of all 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 (typ. complexity 2000 LoC, 2-3 C source files).
  • Compile programs, interpret syntactical and sematical errors, debug programs and fix bugs.
  • Make use of standard development tools (compiler, debugger, etc.).
  • Develop programs using standard algorithms, e.g. using linked lists or trees.

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
  • Linked Lists

Prerequisites

working with a PC and a standard OS

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 assement, programming assessment, assessment of individual programming task submissions

Anmerkungen

none

2. Semester

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

Course description

This course deals with development, simulation and analyzation of analog electronic circuits. With an individual technical report the real operational amplifier is covered in more detail.

Methodology

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

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop analog circuits
  • simulate analog circuits
  • analyze analog circuits
  • write technical documentations
  • apply passive and active electronic devices
  • simulate electronic circuits
  • analyze data sheets

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

  • Exercise, case studies, test

Anmerkungen

none

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

Anmerkungen

none

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

Electrical Signals and Systems (SIGNA)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Electrical Signals and Systems (SIGNA)
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). Self-study: Topic related short videos, scripts and exercises Face-to-face: Clarification of questions, short tests, interactive presentation, work in groups. Team project/work: Preparation and presentation of a topic as a team.

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

Direct and Alternating Current (DC and AC) engineering

Literature

  • M. Albach, Elektrotechnik, Pearoson Studium Verlag, 2011
  • W. Weißgerber, Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 3, 10. Auflage, Springer Vieweg Verlag, April 2018
  • R. Fischer, Elektrotechnik Für Maschinenbauer sowie Studierende technischer Fächer, 16. überarbeitete Auflage, Vieweg Verlag, 2019
  • L. 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

Laboratory Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ELKLB)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Laboratory Electrical & Electronics Circuits (ELKLB)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this lab course you will learn the basiscs of Electronics by calculating buidling and testing simple circuits. Previous knowledge in Electronics is not required. Some experiments are designed to combine with each other, so that by the last lab session you will be able to build a DC power supply and a simple sound card. By building simple circuits you learn to properly use the equimpent and measuring tools available in the lab, to troubleshoot circuits and to document your experiments and experimental results. These abilities will be decisive during the rest of your studies and career.

Methodology

This lecture was designed according to the constructive alignment principle. Each theme is divided into a self-study phase and a presence phase, which are connected to each other according to the "zipper principle". The main teaching method in this lecture is "learning by doing".

Learning outcomes

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

  • measure voltages and currents using multimeters and oscilloscopes properly
  • generate and check signals with the signal generator
  • dimention, build, characterise and check simple circuits
  • interpret and document experimental measurements and simulations

Course contents

  • Ohm and Kirchhoff laws
  • Measurements using the oscilloscope and function generator
  • Diodes and Zener diodes
  • Operational Amplifier circuits
  • 7 segment display and counter
  • Measurements on RC and RL circuits
  • RLC resonance circuit
  • Active filter (Sallen Key)
  • Transistor as amplifier (common collector)
  • DC power supply
  • ADC/DAC and sound card

Prerequisites

general admission criteria

Literature

  • Th. Harriehausen, D. Schwarzenau: Moeller Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Springer Vieweg, 2020, ISBN: 978-3-658-27840-3
  • W. Weißgerber: Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1, Vieweg+Teubner, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-8348-9246-1
  • M. Nahvi, J.A: Edminister: Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits, Mcgraw-Hill Professional, 2013, ISBN-10: 0071830456

Assessment methods

  • The final grade is comprised of the following
  • 50% active participation during the lab sessions (10 points per experiment), and
  • 50% lab reports (10 points per lab report).

Anmerkungen

none

Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAT2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAT2)
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

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.

Anmerkungen

none

System-Programming (SYSP)
German / iMod
5.00
-
System-Programming (SYSP)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

This course addresses Posix system programming of applications using typical Unix system calls. Relevant aspects are topics like prallel processes, interprocess synchronisation and communication, threads, and applications that communicate via a network stack (e.g. TCP/IP). Next to “low-level” implementation using syscalls alone, the use of existing libraries (e.g. ZeroMQ, GLIB/GTK) is shown and used.

Methodology

Group-puzzle, impulse lectures, demonstration of examples that illustrate the use of system-calls, development of multiple individual tasks

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain fundamental principles of operating systems like process model, scheduling, memory management, interprocess communication, input/output or file systems
  • use a UNIX operating system via the shell and are able to manage and operate these systems
  • develop applications at the Posix interface layer using relevant system calls (multi-processing, multi-threading. Low-level IO etc.)
  • to implement IPC meachanisms (semaphores, shared memory, pipes, FIFOs, message queues, sockets)
  • to implement client/server applications
  • to implement multi-threaded resp. multi-process applications using a graphical user-interface in C

Course contents

  • Organisation and Management of a Linux/Unix system, and optional installation
  • File-system, configuration, system commands, package management, and optional shell programming basics
  • Overview of essential Posix system-calls
  • Introduction to the Unix process model and IPC
  • User-space Threading
  • Implementation of tasks (resp. a project) adressing topics like system I/O (blocking, non-blocking I/O, process multiplexing etc.). processes and threads, IPC (semaphores, pipes, message queues, shared memory, sockets)
  • Short introduction to TCP/IP and explanation of client/server architectures
  • Implementation of a spawning server and client application
  • Implementation of an application employing typical GUI elements (menu, statusbar, etc.)

Prerequisites

Solid programming skills using C

Literature

  • D. Barret: Linux Pocket Guide, O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2004, ISBN: 9780596006280
  • A.Tannenbaum, H. Bos: Modern Operating Systems, Pearson Education, 2014, ISBN-10 : 9781292061429
  • W. Stallings: Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, Pearson Education, 2017, ISBN-10 : 9781292214290.
  • M. Kerrisk: The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook, No Starch Press, 2010, ISBN-10: 1593272200.
  • P. Hintjens: ZeroMQ: messaging for many applications, O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2013, ISBN-10: 1449334067
  • B. Hall: Beej's Guide to Network Programming: Using Internet Sockets, Independently published, 2019, ISBN-10: 1705309909

Assessment methods

  • Exams, Assessment of individual programming tasks

Anmerkungen

none

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Control and Feedback Control Systems (SRT)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Control and Feedback Control Systems (SRT)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course covers specific aspects of control and feedback control systems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the difference between open- and closed-loop control
  • apply the Laplace transformation to simple control systems
  • model simple plants
  • derive the control law
  • construct Bode plots
  • verify the stability
  • select controllers and design them
  • design signal-flow charts and simplify them

Course contents

  • Feedforward and feedback systems
  • Laplace transformation
  • Bode plot
  • Stability
  • Description methods of control systems
  • Quality of control
  • Controller design

Anmerkungen

none

Mathematics for Engineering Science 3A (MAT3A)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fourier and Laplace (MAT3A)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Engineering Science 3“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thought. The emphasis lies on Fourier series, Fourier transformation, Laplace transformation, calculus in several variables und partial differential equations.

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 explain the concept of approximation by of Fourier polynomials and Fourier series and to compute Fourier coefficients
  • to explain definition and applications of the Fourier transformation, compute the Fourier transform of signals, explain definition and applications of the Laplace transformation, perform Laplace transformations, and to use the Laplace transformation for solving linear differential equations with constant coefficients
  • 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 line integrals and multiple integrals
  • to classify partial differential equations and to solve selected partial differential equations

Course contents

  • Fourier series
  • Fourier transformation
  • Laplace transformation
  • Differential and integral calculus in several variables
  • Introduction to partial differential equations

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.

Anmerkungen

none

Mathematical Tools (MAT3B)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course „Mathematische Werkzeuge“ is supposed to convey some knowledge about application of mathematical software and the basic ideas of numerical mathematics.

Methodology

impulse lectures and hands-on programming labs

Learning outcomes

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

  • to distinguish different types of mathematical software and to explain how they are applied appropriately
  • to use Matlab (command window and scripts, toolboxes); in particular to generate graphics, to visualize data and to numerically solve particular mathematical problems (e.g. interpolation, ordinary differential equations)

Course contents

  • Overview of mathematical software
  • Basic ideas of numerical mathematics
  • Introduction to Matlab

Prerequisites

none

Anmerkungen

none

Measurement and Control Engineering (MSRLB)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Measurement and Control Engineering (MSRLB)
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 ...

  • to switch an inductive load
  • to measure an active filter
  • to measure an electrical power
  • to realize controller with operationa amplifier
  • 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

  • W. Haager: Regelungstechnik Kompetenzorientiert, Verlag Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, ISBN: 978-3-230-03398-7

Assessment methods

  • Exercises and project work

Anmerkungen

none

Measurement and Sensor Technology (MESS)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Measurement and Sensor Technology (MESS)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction to the principles of measurement and sensor technology along with a discussion of signals and their deterministic and statistical character. Application of electronic components as converters for the detection of physical qualities and their representation as electronic equivalent.

Learning outcomes

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

  • name the terms and relations of measurement technology
  • apply measurement instruments
  • assemble measurement circuits
  • differentiate between deterministic and stochastic signals
  • detail the principles of analog/digital conversion
  • simulate measurements

Course contents

  • Measurement principles, measurement error
  • Measurement of voltage, current and resistance
  • Physical and electronic signals
  • signal conditioning with OPAs
  • measurement circuits
  • sensors
  • analogue-to-digital converter, quantization, sampling

Prerequisites

none

Anmerkungen

none

Microcontroller Technology (MCONT)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Microcontroller Technology (MCONT)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

This class illustrates the use of microcontrollers - in particular, the development of embedded software in order to interface with various peripherals. This involves communication with sensors and control of actuators as well as interfacing with a remote PC for data visualization and remote control.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, labs to program a microcontroller by way of a commercial of the shelf evaluation board

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop bare-metal embedded systems software
  • to make efficient use of embedded build systems (cross-development, remote debugging etc.)
  • explain the functionality of typical peripheral units (interrupt controller, GPIO, Timer, ADC, UART etc.) and be able to configure and program them
  • interact with the environment using the microcontroller along with sensors and actuators
  • develop embedded software for degree program tailored tasks and projects using a specific commercial of the shelf development platform

Course contents

  • CPU Architectures of modern microcontrollers
  • Cross-Development & Cross-Debugging
  • Reading and working with Circuit Diagrams, Datasheets, Application Notes and a HAL API Documentation
  • Interrupts
  • General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO)
  • Timer, Real-Time Clock, Watchdog
  • Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Conversion (ADC/DAC)
  • Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART)
  • Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
  • Interchip Communication (I2C)
  • Implementation of degree program specific tasks and projects

Prerequisites

Programming (solid programming skills using C), Digital Logic & Computer Architectures

Literature

  • M. Fischer: ARM Cortex M4 Cookbook, Packt Publishing, 2016, ISBN-10: 1782176500.
  • T. Martin: The Insider's Guide To The STM32 ARM Based Microcontroller, Hitex Ltd., 2008, ISBN: 095499888.
  • A. Kurniawan: STM32 Nucleo-32 Development Workshop, PE Press, 2018.
  • J. Yiu: The Definitive Guide to ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 Processors, Newnes, 2014, ISBN13: 978-0-12-408082-9.

Assessment methods

  • test, assessment of the submission of individual tasks and projects

Anmerkungen

none

Research und Communication Skills (COMM3)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Communication and Culture (KOKU)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course introduces the basics of communication and conversation and conveys possibilities of appropriate behavior in different professional communication situations (e.g. conflicts). As part of the course, the students deal with the phenomenon of "culture" and develop action strategies for intercultural contexts.

Methodology

discussion of use cases and exampüles

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze communication behavior using relevant models (e.g. Schulz v. Thun, transaction analysis) and develop your own strategies for behavior that encourages conversation (e.g. rapport)
  • explain the different stages of a conflict (e.g. according tot he Glasl escalations model) on a case-by-case basis and develop appropriate options for action in conflict situations
  • explain levels of culture (e.g. behavior, beliefs) using concrete examples
  • develop situationally appropriate options for action (intercultural competence) for dealing with cultural differences

Course contents

  • Communication and conversation skills
  • Conflict management
  • Cultural theory
  • Interculturality

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Doser, Susanne: 30 Minuten Interkulturelle Kompetenz, 5. Aufl. 2012
  • Glasl, Friedrich: Selbsthilfe in Konflikten, 8. Aufl. 2017
  • Greimel-Fuhrmann, Bettina (Hrsg.): Soziale Kompetenz im Management, 2013
  • Weisbach, Christian-Rainer / Sonne-Neubacher, Petra: Professionelle Gesprächsführung, 9. Aufl. 2015

Assessment methods

  • immanent

Anmerkungen

none

Scientific Writing (WIA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course prepares students for the writing of scientific papers, especially the Bachelor thesis.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain different types of scientific texts
  • to explain the standards that characterize scientific work
  • to outline topics and formulate research questions
  • to select and apply working methods for the chosen questions
  • to structure a scientific work in a formally correct way
  • to write a proposal (exposé, disposition) for a seminar paper or bachelor thesis
  • to conduct (literature) research, to evaluate sources and to cite them according to scientific standards
  • to explain and implement formal and linguistic requirements of a scientific text
  • to understand presentations of basic descriptive statistics and to select and apply meaningful methods to one's own questions

Course contents

  • Scientific criteria
  • Methods and theories regarding knowledge acquisition
  • Types of scientific texts as well as variations in structure and composition
  • Guidelines to ensure good scientific practice
  • Searching for and narrowing down topics
  • Formulation and operationalization of research questions
  • Strategies of source assembly
  • Documentation of sources
  • Proposal (Exposé, Disposition)
  • Scientific writing style and basic argumentation
  • Formal design of scientific work
  • Methods, fields of application and interpretation of descriptive statistical procedures

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Skern "Writing Scientific English. A Workbook" 2011, FacultaswuvUTB.
  • Theuerkauf, J. (2012). Schreiben im Ingenieurstudium. UTB GmbH.
  • Leedy, Ormrod “Practical Research. Planning and Design”2015, Pearson.
  • Neuman “Understanding Research”, 2014, Pearson.

Assessment methods

  • written test

Anmerkungen

none

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Chip Design 1 (CHIP1)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Chip Design 1 (CHIP1)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00
Electronics Project Laboratory 1 (PROJ1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
CAE and PCB Design (DESIG)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

This module deals with the development of CAE-based design of electrical circuits and post-processing of schematics including the generation of production files and the design of a proper housing.

Methodology

CAE/CAD labs

Learning outcomes

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

  • Integrate components into a PCB Design
  • Develop schematics for electrical circuits
  • Develop layouts based on schematics with respect to relevant technical criteria
  • Generate bill of materials
  • Generate proper production files (gerber-files)
  • Design a housing for electrical circuits based on CAE tools and produce the housing with a 3D printer

Course contents

  • PCB Design
  • PCB Layout
  • CAE Design
  • 3D design and print

Prerequisites

none

Anmerkungen

none

Embedded Systems (EMBSY)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Embedded Systems (EMBSY)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

This class deals with the development and implementation of elaborate software projects, based on Embedded Systems and corresponding communication modules.

Methodology

impulse lectures, programming labs using hands-on traings

Learning outcomes

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

  • Implement sophisticated communication modules of Embedded Systems (Bluetooth, Wifi, ZigBee, Ethernet, USB, …)
  • Utilize existing communication module stacks/software libraries
  • Record and analyze communication protocols
  • Implement assignments either based on stand-alone firmware or based on pre-configured Embedded OSs (e.g. Embedded Linux)

Course contents

  • Description of basic concepts for embedded operating systems (e.g. Embedded Linux)
  • Implementation and description of various sophisticated embedded communication interfaces (e.g. USB, Bluetooth, Wifi, Ethernet, ZigBee, …)
  • Implementation of one or more assignments based on embedded hardware platforms (utilizing existing embedded libraries)
  • Recording and analyzation of data transfers of the embedded communication interfaces, in order to understand the dataflow and the debugger
  • Implementation of a project based on the course contents
  • Embedded Systems Operating Systems

Prerequisites

Programming, Microcontroller

Assessment methods

  • Test, Assessment of task and project submissions

Anmerkungen

none

Industrial Electronics (INDEL)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Industrial Electronics (INDEL)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction to Industrial Electronics and Electrical Energy Distribution. The most important components and circuits of the topic will be discussed.

Methodology

lectures and exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • draw the graph of the current through and the voltage across a capacitor or an inductor
  • set up the state-space equations for electrical systems
  • set up the nodal matrix for filters, amplifiers and oscillators built up by transistors, operational and transconductance amplifiers and calculate the transfer function
  • calculate transients in simple systems by the help of the Laplace transformation
  • design signal flow charts
  • describe transformers and calculate the transformer phasor diagram

Course contents

  • Fundamental Electrical Formulas
  • Laplace Transform and state space description
  • Transfer Function
  • Bode diagram and signal-flow graphs
  • Rectifier Circuits
  • AC and Power Grids

Prerequisites

Mathematik

Anmerkungen

none

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

none

Telecommunications (TEKOM)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Telecommunications (TEKOM)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this course the basics of telecommunication up to broadband networks are taught, including information theory.

Methodology

Lecture, self-study, presentation

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain parameters of communications engineering and wave propagation of electromagnetic waves (characteristic impedance, reflection ...)
  • explain network architectures and radio interfaces of current mobile radio systems and to name their characteristics and applications
  • calculate characteristics of information sources (e.g. information content, entropy)
  • to construct a binary coding with minimum average code word length for information sources and to apply linear block codes for error detection and correction
  • explain current broadband access technologies and technologies in backbone networks and explain/describe their advantages and disadvantages compared to alternative technologies

Course contents

  • Wave propagation of electromagnetic waves, characteristic impedance, reflection
  • Radio interface, network architecture and functionalities of current mobile radio systems (from GSM to 5G)
  • Basics of communication (e.g. multiplexing, band spreading)
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Fundamentals of information theory (e.g. information content, entropy, Markov sources) - Entropy coding methods (e.g. Huffman and arithmetic coding) - Pre-coding (e.g. run lengths and four-tree coding)
  • Coding and decoding with linear block codes (e.g. generator matrix, test matrix, syndrome)
  • Receiving strategies and channel capacity
  • Broadband systems

Prerequisites

Knowledge from the previous semester(s) regarding mathematics, physics, computer science

Literature

  • M. Sauter (2013): Grundkurs Mobile Kommunikationssysteme, Vieweg
  • Doblinger, G. (2004): Signalprozessoren, Architekturen - Algorithmen - Anwendungen, J. Schlembach Fachverlag, Deutschland, p. 214, ISBN-10: 3935340435

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, written exam, assignment

Anmerkungen

none

5. 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

none

Chip Design 2 (CHIP2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Chip Design 2 (CHIP2)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

This class addresses design, implementation and verification of digital integrated circuits and systems, like synchronous design methodology, metastability effects, VHDL for verification, Verilog basics, PLD technologies and resources, IP cores as well as provides insights into the operation of EDA tools..

Learning outcomes

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

  • model digital circuits and systems with hardware description languages by applying synchronous design guidelines
  • by considering the underlying PLD technology as well as to exploit special PLD features & IP Cores
  • to verify the proper functionality of such systems by applying advanced verification techniques as well as to implement them under consideration of the operation of industrial EDA tools

Course contents

  • Synchronous design methodology and metastability effects
  • VHDL for verification
  • Verilog basics
  • PLD technologies and resources as well as IP Cores
  • Insights into the operation of EDA tools
  • Assignments and projects

Prerequisites

Chip Design 1

Anmerkungen

none

Electronics Project Laboratory 2 (PROJ2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
System Integration (SYSTI)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

This course provides students with knowledge of how to successfully integrate an electronic system. In addition, the subjects of equipping, commissioning, error finding and identification as well as error correction are dealt with.

Methodology

CAE, Laboratories, Project

Learning outcomes

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

  • equip an electronic circuit
  • commission a prototype of this circuit
  • identify errors and apply patches if necessary

Course contents

  • SMD or infrared soldering system
  • Pick and place machines
  • 3D printing
  • measuring and analysis equipment

Prerequisites

none

Anmerkungen

none

Embedded Software (EMBSW)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Embedded Software (EMBSW)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

This module deals with the introduction to object-oriented programming utilizing embedded systems, based on various assignments and projects.

Methodology

Impulse Lectures, Programming Labs using an evaluation board

Learning outcomes

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

  • Design and understand object-oriented applications
  • Utilize proper state-of-the-art object-oriented design paradigms for embedded systems (class, objects, templates, inheritance, polymorphism, etc.)
  • Predict the overhead of this object-oriented paradigms
  • Coding standards for the development of object-oriented code for microcontrollers
  • Explain object-oriented design patterns based on various use-cases

Course contents

  • C vs. C++
  • C++: Literals. Operators, Arrays, Iterators, Loops, File I/O Streams, Flow Control, Metaprogramming, Polymorphism, Copying vs. Assignment, Pointers to Members, Smart Pointers, Classes, Function & Parameter Overloading, Inline Functions, Namespaces, Templates etc.)
  • Assignments and projects (e.g. of the image processing domain) based on embedded systems

Prerequisites

Programming, System-Programming, Microcontroller, System-Integration

Literature

  • C. Kormanyos: Real-Time C++: Efficient Object-Oriented and Template Microcontroller Programming, Springer 2018, ISBN-10: 3662567172
  • S. Meyers: Effective Modern C++: 42 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of C++11 and C++14, O'Reilly Media, ISBN-10: 9781491903995

Assessment methods

  • Test, Assessment of project tasks

Anmerkungen

none

Internet of Things (IOT)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Internet of Things (IOT)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this course the basics of the term IoT are presented. Furthermore, this course deals with the essential communication technologies.

Methodology

lectures, simulations, project

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe and compare current wireless technologies and ad hoc networks
  • describe current wireless protocols and ad hoc networks and explain their advantages and disadvantages (e.g. energy efficiency)
  • to design and dimension a communication network
  • to set up a wireless communication network and to put it into operation
  • to couple a local (sensor) network to a cloud
  • evaluate / analyze collected data

Course contents

  • Basics of wireless communication
  • Wireless & ad hoc network topologies & architectures
  • Communication protocols (routing, cross-layer, etc.)
  • Standardized & proprietary wireless systems
  • > Short range (WLAN, Bluetooth, ZigBee)
  • > LPWAN (LoRa, SigFox, NB-IoT)
  • Mobile Internet & Cellular Networks (4G / 5G)
  • Wireless Sensor Operating Systems
  • WSN-specific network simulators (OMNET ++ / INET, Cooja)

Prerequisites

none

Anmerkungen

none

Power Electronics (EELEK)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Power Electronics (EELEK)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

This course dissects the basics of power electronics and electrical drives. Therefore, the functionality of electric power converters is described.

Methodology

Impulse Lectures, Calculation & Dimensioning of Circuits

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the basic function of electric power converters
  • describe the basic function of DC- and AC- machines to convert electrical energy
  • derive the basic relationships in converters and calculate them
  • describe and design snubber networks

Course contents

  • Active and passive switching devices
  • DC/DC converters (buck, boost, buck-boost, Cuk)
  • flyback converter, forward converter, power factor corrector PFC
  • snubber networks, resonant circuits
  • Inverters
  • Basics of electrical machines (DC, AC machines, synchronous machines, stepper motors, etc.)

Prerequisites

Industrial ELectronics

Literature

  • Mohan, N. / Undeland, T. / Robbins, W. (2002): Power Electronics, Jon Wiley & Sons, p. 824, ISBN-10: 0471226939
  • Zach, F. (2015): Leistungselektronik, 5. Auflage, Springer, p. 2787, ISBN-10: 3658048980

Assessment methods

  • written test

Anmerkungen

none

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.
Internship (BPRAK)
German / kMod
20.00
-
Internship (BPRAK)
German / SO
18.00
0.00

Course description

FH 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 ...

  • to independently solve well-defined subtasks in operational practice and to carry out the necessary documentation
  • to implement the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies.
  • to 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
2.00
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