Electronic Engineering: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Bachelor's degree program Electronic Engineering. Please note that due to ongoing updates not all courses of the program might be fully displayed. A complete overview of the curriculum for the study year 2016/17 is going to be published in the course of the summer semester 2016.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 11 Electronic Devices (MOD11)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Devices and Simulation (EBS)
German / ILV
4.00
3.00

Course description

This course dissects fundamentals of electronic devices and basic circuits by way of simulation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • write technical documentations
  • make correct use of passive and active electronic devices
  • simulate electronic circuits
  • analyze data sheets

Course contents

  • passive electronic devices
  • active electronic devices
  • analysis of data-sheets
  • simulation of electronic circuits
  • synthesis and analysis of electronic circuits

Literature

  • Heinemann, R. (2007): PSPICE: Einführung in die Elektroniksimulation, Carl Hanser Verlag, 400 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446426094
  • Beetz, B. (2012): Elektroniksimulation mit PSPICE, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, 406 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3834802387
  • Tietze, U. / Schenk, Ch. / Gamm, E. (2012): Halbleiter – Schaltungstechnik, Springer, 1807 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3642310257
  • Böhmer, E. (2009): Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, 506 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3834805432
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Assesssment of collaboration in classes
  • Intermediate exam
Laboratory 1 (ELL)
German / LAB
2.00
1.50

Course description

Assembly and experimental evaluation and measurement of basic electronic circuits with modern measurement instruments.

Methodology

Lab work in small groups.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply theoretical basics on real electronic circuits
  • assemble and analyze fundamental electronic circuits
  • document the exercise
  • name the safety regulations for laboratories

Course contents

  • Safety Regulations, Lab Rules, Technical Lab Reports
  • DC-domain: Current and voltage sources, power supplies, Ohm's law, measuring simple networks, open loop and short circuit measurements
  • Measurements techniques: Current and voltage measurements, measurement of resistances, evaluation of measurement errors, bridge circuits, voltage compensation, filters
  • Digital Logic: logic algebra, KV-diagram, arithmetic circuits, Flip-Flops, Finite Automata, up/down counter

Literature

  • Tietze, U. / Schenk, Ch. / Gamm, E. (2012): Halbleiter – Schaltungstechnik, Springer, 1807 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3642310257
  • Böhmer, E. (2009): Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, 506 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3834805432
  • Laboratory Notes and Guidelines

Assessment methods

  • Practical sessions
  • Laboratory notes
  • Lab reports

Anmerkungen

The laboratory complements the theoretical lectures.

Module 12 DC & AC Circuits and Theory (MOD12)
German / kMod
5.00
-
DC and AC Circuits and Theory (GWT)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

The course focuses on fundamentals of electrical engineering, in particular DC technology and the complex alternating current technology and their applications in electronic circuits.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain basic terms such as electric voltage, electric current, ohmic resistance
  • apply methods of DC technology (such as voltage divider, current divider, Kirchhoff laws, method of replacement sources, superposition theorem of Helmholtz ) in the analysis and dimensioning of electrical circuits to operate, particularly to calculate voltages, currents and values of resistors
  • apply the methods of complex alternating current technology (e.g. calculation with complex resistors and pointers as well as phasor diagrams) for calculating peaks of voltages and currents as well as phase shifts and to dimension the values of resistors, inductors and capacitors in AC circuits

Course contents

  • Basic terms of electrical engineering
  • Electrical sources
  • Ohm's law
  • Voltage divider, current divider
  • Kirchhoff's laws
  • Superposition principle of Helmholtz
  • Method of replacement sources
  • Complex alternating current calculus

Prerequisites

Numeracy (equivalence transformations of equations, calculating with fractions, solving linear systems of equations, arithmetic with complex numbers), Calculus

Literature

  • Weißgerber, W. (2013): Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1,Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- undArbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 439 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-8348-0903-2
  • Weißgerber, W. (2013): Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 2, Wechselstromtechnik, Ortskurven, Transformator, Mehrphasensysteme. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 372 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-8348-1031-1
  • Seidel, H.U. (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder - Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag, 296 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446220909
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Written tests, arithmetic exercise of examples on the blackboard
Module 13 Digital Logic & Computer Architecture (MOD13)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Digital Circuits and Computer Architecture (DSC)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

This course discusses contemporary logic design and fundamentals of computer architecture.

Learning outcomes

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

  • specify, to depict, and to analyze combinational logic function as well as to synthesize combinational logic function by means of basic gates and to optimize the result by applying standardized methods
  • to design and to apply simple integer arithmetic systems
  • to specify sequential logic systems
  • to apply the model of the clocked finite state machine
  • to explicate the hardware and the instruction set architecture of basic central processing units
  • to analyze and to evaluate an instruction set architecture in terms of the requirements of an imperative high level programming language, e.g., C.

Course contents

  • Basic gates and elementary logic rules
  • Types of notation, description, and specification, analysis, synthesis, and optimization of combinational logic functions
  • Integer arithmetic (binary numbers, signed and unsigned integers, condition codes = flags, extension, addition, and subtraction)
  • Combinational adder and subtractor, flag-logic
  • Optional: combinational multiplier
  • Specification of sequential logic systems
  • Finite automaton (FA), finite state machine (FSM)
  • Clocked systems: D-type flip-flop, D-type register, counter, shift register
  • Synthesis of synchronous (clocked) FSMs
  • Optional: synchronous pipeline processing
  • Optional: adder-shifter-based multiplier
  • Architecture of microcomputers
  • Processor architectures, CPU hardware model
  • CPU instruction set architecture
  • Optional: instruction pipelining, cache

Literature

  • Katz, R. / et al. (2004): Contemporary Logic Design, Prentice Hall, p.608, ISBN-10: 0201308576
  • Carpinelli J.D. (2001): Computer Systems Organization & Architecture, Pearson Addison Wesley, p. 584, ISBN-10: 0201612534
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes
Module 14 Programming (MOD14)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Programming and Algorithms (PRG)
German / ILV
6.00
6.00

Course description

This course provides an introduction to programming using C and disects on most common algorithms and data structures.

Learning outcomes

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

  • split tasks into smaller problems and describe them using a structured approach
  • write modular standard input/output programs employing the ANSI-C library (using multiple functions spread over multiple files)
  • compile programs, interpret syntax warnings and errors, and be able to correct them
  • debug programs in order to fix semantic bugs
  • select standard algorithms (linked lists, trees, stacks, queues, hash tables, etc.) and implement them to solve problems

Course contents

  • Introduction to C:
  • Variables, data types, declarations, definitions
  • Control statements, Operators
  • Functions and function calls, parameter passing
  • Pointers and function pointers
  • Data structures and dynamic memory management
  • Standard Input / Output and File-IO
  • ANSI-C Library Functions
  • Pre-processor statements
  • Command-line arguments Introduction to algorithms and data structures:
  • Single and double linked lists
  • Binary trees
  • Stacks
  • Queues
  • Hash tables

Prerequisites

Basic skills on how to operate a PC using a standard operating system

Literature

  • Kochan, St. G. (2004): Programming in C, Sams Publishing, p. 576, ISBN-10: 0672326663
  • Shaw, Z. (2015): Learn C the Hard Way, Addison-Wesley, p. 384, ISBN-10: 0321884922
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • multiple assessments
Module 15 Applied Mathematics (MOD15)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied Mathematics 1 (AMA)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

Introductory course focusing on elementary functions and complex numbers

Learning outcomes

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

  • formulate and write down in symbols simple mathematical facts; correctly interpret symbolic expressions
  • solve equations and inequalities in one variable
  • sketch the graphs of simple functions (in particular shifted and scaled versions of standard elementary functions)
  • determine fundamental properties of functions from their graphs and by doing calculations
  • using appropriate rules (e.g. trigonometric identities), simplify or transform expressions containing elementary functions
  • calculate with complex numbers in both Cartesian and exponential form

Course contents

  • Foundations: logic and set theory
  • Number systems
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Functions: basic concepts
  • Real valued functions of one real variable: general properties (symmetry, periodicity, monotonicity, boundedness, continuity, asymptotic behaviour)
  • Graphs of functions, shifting and scaling
  • Inverse functions
  • Elementary functions: polynomial functions, rational functions, power functions, exponential functions and logarithms, trigonometric functions
  • Complex numbers: Cartesian and exponential form, Calculating with complex numbers

Prerequisites

Secondary school mathematics

Literature

  • Papula, L. (2014): Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Band 1, Springer Vieweg, 703 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3528942363
  • Stingl, P. (2009): Mathematik für Fachhochschulen: Technik und Informatik, Hanser, 778 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446420657Lernunterlagen / Learning material:
  • Sturm, Th. F. (2009): Mathematik 1, Vorlesungsskriptum der Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method: Written tests at midterm and end of semester
Module 16 Communication (MOD16)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Professional and Social Communication (PSC)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

This seminar elaborates different communication techniques and trains these using various role-plays.

Methodology

Interactive communicative methods are used. Students are required to actively participate in class.

Learning outcomes

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

  • act and respond appropriately in private situations and in international contexts
  • initiate and cultivate professional contacts
  • successfully apply the four skills in professional situations.

Course contents

  • Autobiography
  • Small talk
  • Everyday situations
  • Discussions of topic of general relevance
  • Persuasive speaking and writing

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B1+

Literature

  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Students will be assessed on their:
  • Attendance
  • Participation in class
  • Successful completion of assignments
Team Building (TEW)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

In the course the participants get to know their colleagues, the content of the study and the organisation of the FH Technikum, and basic elements of team development by a reflective analysis.

Learning outcomes

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

  • use feedback in the new team situation
  • take on an active, reflecting role in their new structure (team, organization, program)
  • develop team rules and to implement them

Course contents

  • Content of the study and Organization of the study program
  • Basics of team development
  • Formulation of expectations
  • My personal role in a team and my potential for development
  • Team rules
  • Target agreements
  • Flow of informations - efficiently and actively developed

Literature

  • Franken, S. (2010): Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Auflage, Verlag Gabler, Wiesbaden

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 21 System Programming & Application Development (MOD21)
German / kMod
6.00
-
System Programming and Application Development (SUA)
German / ILV
6.00
6.00

Course description

This class provides an introduction to system programming, network programming, and the development of applications with a graphical user interface and trains all these topics by way of multiple programming tasks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • setup and operate a Unix system
  • develop POSIX compliant system applications
  • make use of various inter-process communication and synchronization mechanisms for parallel processes and threads
  • design and develop TCP/IP client server applications
  • design and develop applications with a graphical user interface using a state-of-the-art GUI toolkit

Course contents

  • Organization and management of Linux/Unix systems
  • File system, configuration, system commands, package management, shell programmingSystem Programming
  • Overview and usage of essential POSIX system-call-layer functions
  • IPC mechanisms (semaphores, pipes, message queues, shared memory)
  • ThreadingNetwork Programming
  • Introduction to TCP/IP and different TCP/IP server architectures
  • Development of a spawning server and a suitable client applicationGUI Application Programming
  • Overview and concepts of modern GUI toolkits
  • Design and development of a GUI application using a modern toolkit

Prerequisites

Proficient in programming using the C language

Literature

  • Kerrisk, M. (2010): The Linux Programming Interface, No Starch Press, p. 1580, ISBN-10: 1593272200
  • Hall, B. (2011): Beej's Guide to Network Programming, Jorgensen Publishing, p. 142
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes
  • Various online resources and tutorials
Module 22 Sensors, Measurement & Instrumentation (MOD22)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Laboratory 2 (ELL)
German / LAB
2.00
1.50

Course description

Practical assembly and experimental evaluation and measurement of electronic circuits with modern measurement instruments.

Methodology

Laboratory in small groups

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply theoretical basics on real electronic circuits
  • simulate, assemble and analyze electronic circuits
  • document the exercise
  • name the safety regulations for laboratories

Course contents

  • signal generator and oscilloscope
  • alternating current circuits
  • OPA circuits: Clock generator, Amplifier, Integrator, Comparator, Oscillator
  • measurement technology

Prerequisites

- Laboratory 1- DC and AC Circuits and Theory

Literature

  • Tietze, U. / Schenk, Ch. / Gamm, E. (2012): Halbleiter – Schaltungstechnik, Springer, 1807 Seiten,ISBN-10: 3642310257
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Practical sessions
  • Laboratory notes
  • Lab reports

Anmerkungen

The laboratory complements the classes on electronic fundamentals.

Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation (SUM)
German / ILV
4.00
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

  • SI system, units
  • 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

Fundamentals of electronics and electro-technical basics.

Literature

  • Bishop, O. (2007): Electronics and Circuits and Systems, Routledge, p. 384, ISBN-10: 0750684984
  • Fraden, J. (2010): Handbook of modern sensors, Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4419-6465-6
  • Sinclair, I. (2001):Sensors and Transducers, Newnes, p. 256, ISBN-10: 0750649321
  • Tietze, U. / Schenk, Ch. / Gamm, E. (2012): Halbleiter – Schaltungstechnik, Springer, 1807 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3642310257
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Written exam and project at the end of the semester.
Module 23 Signals & Systems (MOD23)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Signals and Systems (SUS)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

This course gives an introduction to modeling of signals and their processing through linear time-invariant systems. The focus is on sinusoidal signals and AC circuits, transient processes and pulse shaping and the application of Fourier analysis to calculate the spectrum of signals.

Learning outcomes

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

  • to calculate voltages and currents in linear time-invariant systems and to dimension the values of the electrical components in linear time-invariant systems
  • to calculate and to interpret the transfer function, amplitude response and phase response of filters
  • to calculate voltage and current waveforms in transient processes
  • to compute the spectrum of periodic signals and impulses

Course contents

  • Review and deepening of the complex AC calculus
  • linear time-invariant systems, in particular AC circuits
  • Transfer function , amplitude response and phase response of filter circuits, Cut-off frequencies , bandwidth, Q
  • Calculation and discussion of voltage and current waveforms in transient processes
  • Fourier analysis of periodic and pulsed signals
  • Time-bandwidth product

Prerequisites

DC and AC Circuits and Theory.

Literature

  • Beucher, O. (2011): Signale und Systeme: Theorie, Simulation, Anwendung, Springer-Verlag, 584 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3642202934.
  • Beucher, O. (2011): Übungsbuch, Signale und Systeme, Springer-Verlag, 394 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3642211879.
  • Seidel, H.-U. (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder - Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag, 296 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446220909
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Written tests, arithmetic exercise of examples on the blackboard
Module 24 Analog Circuit Design (MOD24)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Analog Circuit Design (ASE)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

This class dissects the design and analysis of analogue circuits.

Methodology

Lectures with exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design analogue electronic circuits
  • simulate analogue electronic circuits
  • analyze analogue electronic circuits
  • justify selection of components
  • interpret simulation results

Course contents

  • Semiconductor diodes
  • Bipolar transistors
  • Field-effect transistors: principle, characteristics, and determination of the operating point
  • Voltage stabilization
  • Amplifiers
  • Differential amplifier
  • Operational amplifier
  • Oscillating circuits

Prerequisites

Electro-technical Fundamentals.

Literature

  • Tietze, U. / Schenk, C. / Gamm, E. (2012): Halbleiter – Schaltungstechnik, Springer, 1807 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3642310257
  • Böhmer, E. (2009): Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, 506 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3834805432
  • Heinemann, R. (2007): PSPICE: Einführung in die Elektroniksimulation, Carl Hanser Verlag, 400 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446426094
  • Beetz, B. (2012): Elektroniksimulation mit PSPICE, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, 406 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3834802387
  • Böhmer, E. (2009): Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Vieweg, 506 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3834805432
  • Jaeger, R. C. / Blalock, T. N. (2007): Microelectronic Circuit Design, McGraw-Hill, p. 1376,ISBN-10: 0073380458
  • Reisch, M. (2006): Elektronische Bauelemente, Springer, 1517 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3540340149
  • Sedra, A. S. / Smith K. C. (2003): Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press, p. 1456, ISBN-10: 0195323033
  • Seifart, M. (2003): Analoge Schaltungen, Verlag Technik, 656 Seiten,ISBN-10: 3341012982

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Module 25 Applied Mathematics (MOD25)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied Mathematics 2 (AMA)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

Introduction to differential and integral calculus and elementary concepts of linear algebra

Methodology

Integrated course: interactive lecture and demonstration of homework problems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • approximate functions locally by Taylor polynomials and sketch the graphs of the function and its approximating Taylor polynomial
  • analyse functions with respect to monotonicity, extreme points, curvature, points of inflexions, and asymptotic behaviour using differential calculus
  • determine definite and indefinite integrals using standard integration techniques (integration by parts, substitution)
  • determine mean and RMS-values for funtions (signals) about a given interval
  • perform basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, inversion) with matrices
  • systematically solve systems of linear equations (e.g. using Gauss’ algorithm).

Course contents

  • Differential calculus:
  • definition of derivative and and rules of differentiation
  • Taylor approximation
  • curve sketchingIntegral calculus:
  • definite and indefinite integrals
  • inversion of the chain rule and substitutions
  • integration by parts
  • mean values and RMS-values
  • improper integralsLinear algebra:
  • matrices and basic operations with matrices
  • determinants and inverse matrices
  • linear systems of equations: Gauß algorithm, Gauß-Jordan algorithm, Cramer’s rule

Prerequisites

Angewandte Mathematik 1

Literature

  • Papula, L. (2014): Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Band 1, Springer Vieweg, 703 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3528942363
  • Stingl, P. (2009): Mathematik für Fachhochschulen: Technik und Informatik, Hanser, 778 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446420657Lernunterlagen / Learning material:
  • Sturm, Th. F. (2009): Mathematik 1, Vorlesungsskriptum der Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Written tests at midterm and end of semester
Module 26 Self-Management (MOD26)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Technical and Creative Communication (TCC)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

This seminar discusses and elaborates technical concepts, procedures and their effects.

Methodology

An interactive communicative approach is used where students have the opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills. Writing skills are taught through activities in class and assignments.

Learning outcomes

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

  • structure and describe a technical process in English for a given target group
  • illustrate and explain abstract technical concepts through real-life examples
  • analyze and interpret literary texts in the English language.

Course contents

  • distinguishing the three main types of discourse
  • audience adaptation in terms of language and content
  • impact analysis
  • technical process descriptions
  • use of persuasive language
  • analysis and interpretation of literary texts

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B1+

Literature

  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Attendance and participation in class discussions
  • The quality of your assignments
  • Personal improvement of your English and communication skills
Time and Self Management (ZSM)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

This seminar presents techniques and methods for effective work organization and systemic planning.

Learning outcomes

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

  • prioritize activities by using various methods (for example as ABC analysis , ALPEN-method) and to schedule their time sequence.
  • denote personal stress triggers and behaviors and to describe and to develop ways to change the behavior pattern.
  • to explain the benefits of setting targets and to define a list of objectives (by SMART)

Course contents

  • Personal Goals
  • Principles of time and self management and tools, e.g., activity list, daily activity log
  • Interruptions, faults, time thieves
  • Personal strategies of implementation

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Seiwert, L. (2002): Life Leadership, Campus Verlag, 244 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3593367076
  • Nussbaum, C. (2007): 300 Tipps für mehr Zeit: Soforthilfe gegen Alltagsstress. Von Perfektionismus bis Energieräuber, Gräfe und Unzer Verlag, 256 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3833807032
  • Knoblauch, J. / Hüger, J. / Mockler, M. (2010): Ein Meer an Zeit: Die neue Dimension des Zeitmanagements, Heyne Verlag, 336 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3453601270

Assessment methods

  • Reflection paper (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 31 Data & Signal Processing (MOD31)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Digital Transmission Systems (DSV)
German / ILV
2.50
2.00

Course description

The course presents principles of digital signal processing, in particular with the focus on:- time axis transformations- Fourier analysis- Linear time-invariant systems

Learning outcomes

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

  • compute the frequency components of periodic signals
  • compute the convolution of discrete time signals
  • compute the frequency response of digital filters

Course contents

  • Time axis transformations
  • Spectral analysis (Fourier series and Fourier transformation)
  • Sampling theorem
  • Description of linear time-invariant systems in the time and frequency domain
  • Digital filters

Prerequisites

Calculus

Literature

  • Doblinger G. (2007): Zeitdiskrete Signale und Systeme - Eine Einführung in die grundlegenden Methoden der digitalen Signalverarbeitung, J. Schlembach Fachverlag, p. 234, ISBN-10: 3935340664
  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Information Theory and Coding (DKC)
German / VO, UE
2.50
2.00

Course description

The course presents fundamental techniques for data compression and channel coding, in particular with the focus on:- entropy coding- linear block codes

Methodology

Interactive lecture and exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate characteristics of information sources (e.g. information content, entropy)
  • design a binary coding with minimum average code word length for information sources
  • apply linear block codes to detect and correct errors

Course contents

  • Basic terms and definitions in statistics (marginal, conditional, and joint probability)
  • Principles of information theory (information content, entropy, Markov sources)
  • Entropy coding (Huffman and Arithmetic Coding)
  • Pre-Coding (run length encoding, quadtree coding)
  • Encoding and decoding with linear block codes (generator matrix, parity check matrix, syndrome)

Prerequisites

Basic mathematical knowledge in statistics and linear algebra.

Literature

  • Proakis, J. G. / Salehi M. (2007): Digital Communications, McGraw-Hill, p. 1150, ISBN-10: 0072957166
  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Module 32 Industrial Electronics (MOD32)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Industrial Electronics (IEL)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

Introduction to Industrial Electronics and Electrical Energy Distribution.

Methodology

Lectures with Labs and Laboratories.

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
  • evaluate and apply safety related measures

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
  • Technical Safety and Protective Systems

Prerequisites

Principals of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics

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, 2787 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3658048980
  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Laboratory 3 (LAB)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00

Course description

Setup, measurement, and analysis of industrial, power electronics circuits.

Learning outcomes

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

  • measure over-voltages which occur during the turn-off process of inductive loads and to set countermeasures
  • evaluate errors in three-phase systems and analyze the consequences

Course contents

  • Measurement of the switching operation of devices
  • Measurement of voltage, current and power in three-phase systems
  • safety aspects

Prerequisites

Industrial Electronics

Literature

  • Laboratory Notes and Guidelines

Assessment methods

  • Documentation of laboratory tasks
Module 33 Audio & Video Systems (MOD33)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Audio Systems (ATK)
German / VO, UE
2.50
2.00

Course description

Basics of audio technology and acoustics

Learning outcomes

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

  • design analoge audio circuits
  • design digital audio circuits
  • name definitions of digital signal processing and acoustics
  • simulate processing of audio signals
  • measure acoustic behavior

Course contents

  • analog and digital signals
  • identification of values in audio technology
  • acoustics
  • microphone
  • loudspeaker
  • amplifier
  • digital signal processing
  • storage of audio data

Prerequisites

Elektronic Fundamentals

Literature

  • Dickreiter, M. (2013): Handbuch der Tonstudiotechnik, De Gruyter, p. 1461, ISBN-10: 3110289784
  • Lerch, R. / Sessler, G. / Wolf, D. (2009): Technische Akustik, Springer, p. 950, ISBN-10: 3540234306
  • Orfanidis, S. (1995): Introduction to Signal Processing, Prentice Hall, p. 798, ISBN-10: 0132091720
  • Pohlmann, K. (2010): Principles of Digital Audio, McGraw-Hill, p. 816, ISBN-10: 0071663460
  • AES, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Video Systems (VUB)
German / VO, UE
2.50
2.00

Course description

Analogue and digital video engineering, compression of video date, recording and storage of video data

Learning outcomes

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

  • name the definitions of analog and digital video
  • simulate digital video signal processing
  • reproduce video compression techniques
  • design analogue and digital video circuits

Course contents

  • analogue video
  • digital video
  • image compression
  • video compression
  • analogue and digital video engineering
  • digital image processing

Prerequisites

Signal processing, Electronic Fundamentals

Literature

  • Gonzales, R.C./ Woods, R. E. / Eddins, St. L. (2009): Digital Image processing using Matlab, Prentice Hall, p. 827, ISBN-10: 0982085400
  • Reimer, U. (1997): Digitale Fernsehtechnik, Springer, p. 303, ISBN-10: 3540609458
  • Fischer, W. (2010): Digitale Fernseh- und Hörfunktechnik in Theorie und Praxis, Springer, p. 858, ISBN 978-3-642-15046-3
  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Module 34 Embedded Systems (MOD34)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Digital System Design (DSE)
German / ILV
3.00
3.00

Course description

This class elaborates on how to design, implement and verify the functionality of digital integrated circuits and systems by using the hardware description language VHDL and FPGAs as target technology.

Methodology

Integrated Course

Learning outcomes

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

  • model simple digital circuits and systems consisting of combinatorial and sequential logic with the hardware description language VHDL by applying coding guidelines
  • verify the proper functionality of these systems by using an industrial logic simulator
  • synthesize & implement these systems on FPGA devices by using industrial tools

Course contents

  • Introduction to the hardware description language VHDL
  • Modeling of combinatorial and sequential logic by using VHDL
  • VHDL coding guidelines
  • Verification of digital circuits and systems by using an industrial logic simulator
  • Synthesis and implementation of digital circuits and systems on FPGA devices as target technology by using industrial tools
  • Final project

Prerequisites

- Basic knowledge of digital circuits and systems (Boolean algebra, combinatorial and sequential logic, state machines)- Basic programming skills

Literature

  • Ashenden, P. (2008): The Designer's Guide to VHDL, Morgan Kaufmann, p. 936, ISBN-10: 0120887851
  • Lehmann, G. / Wunder, B. / Selz, M. (1998): Schaltungsdesign mit VHDL, Franzis-Verlag, 317 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3772361633
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes
Embedded Systems Software Design (ESS)
German / ILV
3.00
3.00

Course description

Development of Embedded Systems Software targeting modern, industrial microcontrollers

Learning outcomes

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

  • devise an architecture for an embedded systems software application and scrutinize its weak spots
  • couple sensors/actuators with a microcontroller using suitable hardware and software interfacing
  • develop embedded systems software to control microcontroller peripherals in a structured manner that encapsulates functionality in defined layers
  • develop controller and PC software that facilitates data exchange between either end-point using a defined communication protocol

Course contents

  • CPU architectures of modern microcontrollers
  • Linker script and build system
  • Cross debugging and flashing
  • Modularization and encapsulation of Embedded Software; decoupling of control and data-flow
  • Functional principles of peripheral units (I/O, Timer, ADC/DAC, UART, SPI, I2C, USB, PWM, POSIF, etc.)

Prerequisites

Profound skills of system software and application development

Literature

  • Yiu, J. (2013): Definitive Guide to ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 Processors, Newness, p. 600, ISBN-10: 0124080820
  • – (2014): XMC4500 Reference Manual, Infineon Technologies AG, p. 2675.
  • Alur, R. (2015): Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems, p. 464, MIT Press Ltd., ISBN-10: 0262029111
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes
Module 35 Applied Mathematics (MOD35)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied Mathematics 3 (AMA)
German / VO, UE
4.00
3.00

Course description

Fundamentals in signal analysis and differential equations

Learning outcomes

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

  • decompose vectors into orthogonal components
  • expand a given periodic function into its Fourier series (in real and complex form)
  • determine Fourier and Laplace transforms of functions using tables and transformation rules (shift theorems, scaling properties)
  • solve simple ordinary differential equations and initial value problems using appropriate methods

Course contents

  • Vectors and vector spaces, bases
  • Scalar products and orthogonality, orthogonal bases
  • Fourier series
  • Fourier transform
  • Laplace transform
  • Overview of types of differential equations
  • Solution methods for simple, in particular linear, ordinary differential equations and corresponding initial value problems
  • Solving initial value problems for linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients using the Laplace transform

Prerequisites

Applied Mathematics 1 + 2

Literature

  • Papula, L. (2015): Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Band 2, Springer, 827 Seiten, ISBN: 978-3-658-07789-1
  • Stingl, P. (2009): Mathematik für Fachhochschulen: Technik und Informatik, Hanser, 778 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3446420657
  • Timischl, W. / Kaiser, G.: Ingenieur-Mathematik 4, E. Dorner Verlag, 368 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-7055-0158-4Lernunterlagen / Learning material:
  • Sturm, Th. F. (2009): Mathematik 1, Vorlesungsskriptum der Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Sturm, Th. F. (2007): Mathematik für Ingenieure 3
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Written tests at midterm and end of semester
Computational Tools (MWE)
German / ILV
1.00
1.00

Course description

Overview of usage of computers in mathematics and introduction to standard tools like MATLAB.

Learning outcomes

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

  • distinguish between different types of mathematics software and expound on its purposive use
  • solve simple mathematical problems (in particular problems from linear algebra) numerically by writing a MATLAB script

Course contents

  • -Survey of math software
  • Basic ideas of numerical mathematics
  • Introduction to MATLAB: user interface, working with matrices, graphics, scripts and functions

Prerequisites

Angewandte Mathematik 1 + 2

Literature

  • Driscoll, T.A. (2009): Learning MATLAB, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, p. 111, ISBN-10: 0898716837
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Tasks using MATLAB
Module 36 Teamwork (MOD36)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Innovation and Society (IAS)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

This seminar discusses global economic and technical developments and their impact on society.

Methodology

Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze the impact of innovation and globalisation on society and the environment
  • compare and contrast corporate innovation models

Course contents

  • Concept of creative destruction
  • Winners and losers of globalization
  • Development of technologies
  • Innovation

Literature

  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Teamwork (AIT)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares students for project work in their studies and in their professional work.

Methodology

Introductory course

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain models of team development (for example Tuckman) and to derive interventions for their own practice
  • explain team roles (for example Belbin ) and to identify them in simple practical examples
  • use constructive feedback in team conflicts

Course contents

  • Hallmarks of and criterias of success in teamwork
  • Team development
  • Team roles
  • Structure of personalities in team processes
  • Preferred team roles and personal potential for development
  • Constructive feedback in conflicts

Literature

  • Haug, C.V. (2009): Erfolgreich im Team. Praxisnahme Anregungen für effizientes Teamcoaching und Projektarbeit, dtv-Verlag, p. 208, ISBN-10: 3423058420
  • Niermeyer, R. (2011): Teams führen, Haufe-Lexware, p. 221, ISBN-10: 3648024558
  • Van Dick, R. / West M. A. (2013): Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Teamentwicklung, Hogrefe Verlag, p. 125, ISBN-10: 3801724816
  • Werth, L. (2009): Psychologie für die Wirtschaft. Grundlagen und Anwendungen, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, p. 528, ISBN-10: 3827425808

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 41 Embedded Systems Engineering (MOD41)
German / kMod
6.00
-
FPGA Prototyping (CHD)
German / ILV
3.00
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
  • Final project

Prerequisites

Digital Systems Design using VHDL

Literature

  • Bergeron, J. (2003): Writing Testbenches, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2nd Edition, p. 478, ISBN-10: 1402074018
  • Maxfield, C. (2004): The Design Warrior’s Guide to FPGAs, Newnes, p. 542, ISBN-10: 0750676043
  • Thomas, D.E. / Moorby, P.R. (2008): The Verilog Hardware Description Language, Springer, p. 386, ISBN-10: 0387849300
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes
Real-Time Operating Systems (EZB)
German / ILV
3.00
3.00

Course description

This class discusses the functions, properties, and services of a real-time operating system. The theoretical concepts are underpinned by elaborate, practical training tasks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • name and explain the properties and services of a real-time system (task management, scheduling strategies, dispatcher, synchronization and IPC mechanisms, etc.)
  • identify various problems and race conditions that may occur due to the interplay of multiple parallel tasks
  • program and implement an embedded systems application on top of a real-time operating system

Course contents

  • Definitions and properties of a real-time system
  • RTOS Kernel Services (task control block, scheduler, dispatcher, etc.)
  • IPC Services (semaphore, mutex, message queue, event flags, mailbox, etc.)
  • Well known problems and pitfalls (deadlock, starvation, priority inversion, etc.)
  • Embedded Linux
  • Multiple smaller lab tasks and one elaborate project using µCOS-III

Prerequisites

Proficient use of the C programming languageEmbedded Systems Software

Literature

  • Labrosse, J.J. (2012): µC/OS-III The Real-Time Kernel for the Infineon XMC4500, Micrium Press, p. 912, ISBN: 978-1-935772-20-0
  • Yaghmour, K. / Masters, J. / Ben-Yossef, G. / Gerum P. (2008): Building Embedded Linux Systems, O’Reilly Media, p. 464, ISBN: 978-0-596-52968-0
  • Schröder, J. / Gockel, T. / Dillmann, R. (2009): Embedded Linux, Springer, p. 432, ISBN: 978-3-540-78620-7
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes
Module 42 Power Electronics & Drives (MOD42)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Laboratory 4 (LAB)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00

Course description

Setup of various experiments using power electronics and drives, measuring relevant figures and analyzing and interpreting the results.

Learning outcomes

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

  • measure the voltage transformation rate of a buck converter
  • evaluate parasitic effects and can explain their source
  • put small machines into operation
  • evaluate basic disturbances

Course contents

  • Measurements on DC/DC converters
  • EMC experiments
  • Measurements on stepper motors, DC machine and induction machine

Prerequisites

Industrial Electronics, Laboratory 1-3

Literature

  • Laboratory Notes and Guidelines
Power Electronics (EUA)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

This course dissects the basics of power electronics and electrical drives.

Methodology

Integrated Course with theoretical labs and practical laboratories.

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

Principles of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Industrial and Power Electronicss

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
  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • End exam

Anmerkungen

attendance is compulsory

Module 43 Telecommunication (MOD43)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Application Development with Signal Processors (SGP)
German / ILV
2.50
2.00

Course description

The course presents the programming of digital signal processors, in particular with the focus on:- Fixed-point numbers- Implementation of signal generators- Implementation of digital filters

Methodology

Exercises and accompanying lectures.

Learning outcomes

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

  • determine a fixed-point representation for an arbitrary number
  • implement a sine wave generator
  • analyze and implement digital filters

Course contents

  • Fixed-point number representation
  • Addition and multiplication of fixed-point numbers
  • Algorithms to implement triangular wave signals
  • Algorithms to implement sine wave signals
  • Analysis and implementation of comb filters

Prerequisites

- Be familiar with the principles of digital signal processing (sampling, convolution, frequency response)- be able to create programs using the programming language C

Literature

  • Doblinger, G. (2004): Signalprozessoren, Architekturen - Algorithmen - Anwendungen, J. Schlembach Fachverlag, Deutschland, p. 214, ISBN-10: 3935340435
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • end exam
Digital Transmission Systems (DUV)
German / VO, UE
2.50
2.00

Course description

The course addresses the basics of digital information transmission with focus on(1) Modulation(2) Signal detection strategies

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the components of a digital transmission system
  • explain and select appropriate transmission procedures and detection strategies
  • identify error sources and to develop appropriate countermeasures

Course contents

  • Transmission channel models
  • Orthonormal base functions
  • Detection strategies
  • Basics on digital modulation
  • Digital base-band and band-pass modulation

Prerequisites

For successful participation in this class, students must be able to ...- mathematically describe signals and systems- explain error-control coding and source coding strategies

Literature

  • Sklar B. (2001): Digital Communications, Prentice Hall, p. 1104, ISBN-10: 0130847887

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam
Module 44 Industrial Image Processing (MOD44)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Industrial Image Processing (IBV)
German / VO, UE
5.00
4.00

Course description

This course elaborates on analogue and digital video engineering and dissects image processing by way of the implementation of practical examples using MATLAB.

Learning outcomes

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

  • name the terms of image processing
  • process images and videos in MATLAB
  • apply mathematical operation to images
  • select appropriate systems and algorithms of industrial image processing for real applications

Course contents

  • image specifications
  • video specifications
  • point- , local-, global operations
  • morphological operations
  • affine transformations
  • Hough transformation
  • segmentation
  • programming in MATLAB
  • object detection

Prerequisites

Signal processing, Video systems, C programming

Literature

  • Burger, W. / Burge, M.J. (2005): Digitale Bildverarbeitung, Springer, p. 803, ISBN-10: 3642046037
  • Gonzales, R.C./ Woods, R.E. / Eddins, S.L. (2009): Digital Image processing using Matlab, Prentice Hall, p. 827, ISBN-10: 0982085400
  • Jähne, B. (2012): Digitale Bildverarbeitung, Springer, p. 711, ISBN: 978-3-642-04951-4
  • Sonka, M. / Hlavac, V. / Boyle, R. (2008): Image processing, Analysis, and Machine Vision, Thomson, p. 920, ISBN-10: 1133593690
  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • end exam
Module 45 Selected Topics of Busniess & Law (MOD45)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Selected Topics of Economics (AKB)
German / VO
2.50
2.00

Course description

This lecture deals with fundamental concepts of business administration explained along multiple examples and case-studies.

Methodology

Lecture, exercises, case studies

Learning outcomes

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

  • distinguish different market research techniques
  • calculate the Break-Even-Point of a manufacturing company
  • calculate the price of an electronic device
  • describe characteristic of different types of customers
  • generate a media concept of a software
  • suggest solutions to optimize the production program of a manufacturing company

Course contents

  • Market research, types of costs, Break-Even-Point analysis, types of customers, market segmentation, AIDA, types of markets, Five-Forces-model, price fixing on markets, competitor analysis, costing methods, contribution accounting, optimization of manufacturing programs, price floors, make-or-buy decisions

Prerequisites

Knowledge of electronic components.

Literature

  • Capone, R. (2011): Kostenrechnung für Elektrotechniker, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, p. 191, ISBN-10: 3834813184
  • Meffert, H. / Burmann, C. / Kirchgeorg, M. (2014): Marketing, Springer Verlag, p. 886, ISBN-10: 3658023430
  • Thommen, J.P. / Achleitner, A.K. (2012): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Gabler Verlag, p.1071, ISBN-10: 383493416X

Assessment methods

  • Preparation and presentation of a protocol + end exam in written form
Selected Topics of Law (AKR)
German / VO
2.50
2.00

Course description

This class presents knowledge of selected legal topics from the Austrian and European legal system.

Learning outcomes

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

  • illustrate and explicate the legal framework (e.g. Austrian legal system, interdependence Austria – European Union)
  • utilize selected web-based legal data-bases for simple cases
  • deal with simple legal facts of a case and evaluate it in general
  • by given constellations of contracts assert if certain requirements (e.g. contracting party, configuration of performance) are fulfilled
  • by given basic conditions (e.g. employment, companies) estimate which legal consequences may arise

Course contents

  • main features of the legal systems of Austria and the European Union
  • Austrian civil law (especially contract law, employment law and company law)

Literature

  • Binder, F. (2013): Das UGB-Firmenrecht, Manz Verlag, p. 390, ISBN-10: 3214106090
  • Borchardt, K.D. (2012): Die rechtlichen Grundlagen der Europäischen Union, UTB GmbH, p. 620, ISBN-10: 3825238164
  • Brodil, W. / Risak, M. / Wolf, C. (2010): Arbeitsrecht in Grundzügen, LexisNexis ARD ORAC, p. 264, ISBN-10: 3700756232
  • Eichinger, J. / Kreil, L. / Sacherer, R. (2014): Basiswissen Arbeits- und Sozialrecht, facultas.wuv, p. 302, ISBN-10: 3708911156
  • Krejci, H. (2010): Privatrecht, Manz Verlag, p. 332, ISBN-10: 3214007823
  • Kalss , S. / Nowotny, C. / Schauer M. (2008): Österreichisches Gesellschaftsrecht, Manz Verlag, p. 1402, ISBN: 9783214152468
  • Schwimann, M. (2013): Bürgerliches Recht für Anfänger, LexisNexis ARD ORAC, p. 112, ISBN-10: 3700754698
  • Stolzlechner, H. (2011): Einführung in das öffentliche Recht, Manz Verlag, p. 418, ISBN-10: 3214065378
  • Thiele, A. (2015): Europarecht, Niederle, p. 344, ISBN-10: 3867240787
  • Zankl, W. (2012): Bürgerliches Recht, facultas.wuv, p. 383, ISBN: 9783708908885

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Module 46 Scientific Work (MOD46)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Scientific Writing (SWE)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

This seminar discusses language-related and formal criteria required for short scientific papers, together with the discussion of ethics concepts in the professional sphere and the analysis of real-life case studies.

Methodology

Writing examples and in-class assignments will be used in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to choose a technical subject and present it to the class as well as research and present case studies concerning engineering ethics (learning by doing). Feedback and opportunities for group evaluation will follow.

Learning outcomes

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

  • cite/reference other authors’ work in compliance with paper guidelines
  • structure and write short scientific papers according to the language-related and formal criteria given
  • formulate and justify a rationally defendable position on basic ethical problems
  • analyze ethical dilemmas in case studies

Course contents

  • Structuring a scientific paper
  • Correct citation of other authors’ findings
  • Language-related peculiarities of a scientific paper
  • Principles of ethical judgement
  • Different approaches to ethics
  • Case studies

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2 Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Scientific and Engineering Practice (WIA)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

This class addresses topics like state-of-the-art research, methods, structure, form, proper referencing, etc. required in order to write a scientific paper.

Learning outcomes

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

  • systematically research the state-of-the-art for a given technical topic and write-up a proper summary

Course contents

  • Bachelor vs. Master vs. PhD Thesis
  • Literature Research - Methods
  • Proper Referencing / Plagiarism
  • Structure of scientific work
  • Form and Style
  • Short introduction to LaTeX

Literature

  • Lecture notes

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 51 Elective Module 1 & 2 (MOD51)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Control Systems (REG)
German / VO, UE
4.00
3.00

Course description

The basics of control engineering

Methodology

Lectures with exercises

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 it
  • 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

Prerequisites

- Mathematics- Industrial Electronics

Literature

  • Jörgl, H. P. (1994): Repetitorium der Regelungstechnik, Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag Verlag, p. 165, ISBN-10: 3486224182
  • Tieste, K.-D. / Romberg, O. (2012): Keine Panik vor Regelungstechnik, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, p. 304, ISBN-10: 3834819379
  • Reuter, M. / Zacher, S. (2008): Regelungstechnik für Ingenieure, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, p. 512, ISBN-10: 383480018X

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam
Electromobility (ELE)
German / VO
4.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction into the challenges and problems of electromobility

Methodology

lectures with simpe exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the structure of electro EV and hybrid electric HEV vehicles
  • name and explain the new, interdisciplinary system including manufacturer, energy generation and distribution, services and frame conditions
  • comment the advantages of e-mobility
  • name advantages and disadvantages of different drives (power electronic & motor) and explain their function
  • explain standardized charging infrastructure for AC/DC charging
  • transfer vehicle requirements of acceleration and velocity into a traction-force-velocity-diagram
  • calculate the necessary traction power of a vehicle and to estimate the necessary traction motor torque and the according gear ratio depending on the required wheel diameters and acceleration rates
  • select the necessary power electronics and dimension it approximately
  • describe the mode of operation of possible machines
  • describe the mode of operation of batteries and fuel cells
  • select the necessary batteries or fuel cells

Course contents

  • dynamics of the vehicular movements
  • traction drive
  • infrastructure for charging
  • system description
  • power electronics
  • fuel cells
  • batteries
  • supervision system
  • traction energy and optimization
  • mobility behavior

Prerequisites

Power electronics and drives

Literature

  • Eichelseder, H. / Klell, M. (2012): Wasserstoff in der Fahrzeugtechnik, Vieweg und Teubner Verlag, p. 320, ISBN-10: 3834817546
  • Lienkamp, M. (2012): Elektromobilität, Springer Verlag, p- 92, ISBN-10: 3642285481
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Industrial Communication Systems and Fieldbus Systems (KUF)
German / ILV
4.00
3.00

Course description

Industrial Communication and Fieldbus Systems

Methodology

Laboratory

Learning outcomes

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

  • name properties and typical use cases of various field-bus systems
  • specify and implement a custom communication protocol
  • sniff and diagnose network traffic

Course contents

  • Overview of essential fieldbus systems and relevant protocols (e.g.: Industrial Ethernet, CAN, LIN, FlexRay, TTP, LON, ProfiNet, ZigBee, etc.)
  • The OSI layer model
  • Hands-on implementation of a custom protocol stack using embedded Linux devices

Prerequisites

- System Programming and Application Development- Embedded Systems- Real-Time Operating Systems

Literature

  • Merz, H (2009): Gebäudeautomation, Carl Hanser Verlag, p. 304, ISBN-10: 3446421521
  • Lawrenz W. / Obermöller, N. (2011): CAN: Controller Area Network, VDE Verlag, p. 498, ISBN-10: 3446421521
  • Jäger E. (2008): Industrial Ethernet: Funktionsweise, Implementierungen und Programmierung von Feldgeräten mit netX, VDE Verlag, p. 450, ISBN-10: 3778540319
  • Rausch M. (2007): FlexRay - Grundlagen, Funktionsweise, Anwendung, Carl Hanser Verlag, p. 343, ISBN-10: 3446412492
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam and assessment of programming tasks
Radio Frequency Technology and Electromagnetic Compliance (HFT)
German / VO
4.00
3.00

Course description

The Course deals with selected basics of high-frequency engineering, in practice with the following key aspects:- propagation of electromagnetic waves on transmission lines and in free space- effects and use of frequency conversion- radio frequency measurement equipment

Methodology

Lecture with calculating training

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe and calculate the behavior of pulse-shaped signals (pulses of different duration, step-response) on transmission lines with appropriate parameters (characteristic impedance, reflection coefficient) and to interpret and to evaluate corresponding measurement results
  • describe and calculate the behavior of steady-state sinusoidal signals on transmission lines with appropriate parameters (characteristic impedance, voltage standing wave ratio) and to interpret and to evaluate corresponding measurement results
  • explain the basics of free space radio waves and the most important antenna characteristics and to calculate simple radio links
  • derive from measurement results important characteristics (intercept-point, intermodulation distance, distortion factor, 1dB-compression) of nonlinear systems, and to use this characteristics for the design of circuits
  • explain the functional principle of a superheterodyne receiver and to calculate the frequency settings
  • explain the functional principle and the most important setup parameters of a spectrum analyzer and to evaluate typical measurement results
  • explain the functional principle of a vector network analyzer and to evaluate measurement results with the use of the most important output formats (Smith Chart, Bode Plot)

Course contents

  • Telegrapher`s equations and characteristic results (primary line constants, characteristic impedance, reflection coefficient, velocity of propagation)
  • Pulses on transmission lines with different configurations (open, short, matching, multiple reflections, different pulse duration, switch-on behavior)
  • characteristics of a transmission line with sinusoidal stimulation in steady state condition
  • transmission line as a device (quarter wave transformer, directional coupler, power divider)
  • transmission of radio waves and antennas
  • mathematical basics of frequency conversion: two tone stimulation of non linear systems.
  • characteristics of nonlinear systems (intercept-point, intermodulation distance, distortion factor, 1dB-compression).
  • Superheterodyne receiver.
  • Spectrum analyzer.
  • Smith Chart.
  • Vector network analyzer.

Prerequisites

- Mathematics- Basics of signals and systems (time- und frequency domain functions, fourier series, distortion factor)

Literature

  • Gustrau, F. (2011): Hochfrequenztechnik, Carl Hanser Verlag, p. 308, ISBN-10: 3446425888
  • Detlefsen, J. / Siart, U. (2006): Grundlagen der Hochfrequenztechnik, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, p. 373, ISBN-10: 3486578669
  • Rauscher, Ch. (2007): Grundlagen der Spektrumanalyse, Rohde & Schwarz, p. 224, ISBN-10: 3939837008
  • Hiebel, M. (2006): Grundlagen der vektoriellen Netzwerkanalyse, Rohde & Schwarz, p. 420, ISBN-10: 3939837059
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam
Module 52 Object Oriented Software Development (MOD52)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Object Oriented Software Development (OSE)
German / ILV
6.00
4.00

Course description

Introduction to object-oriented design techniques and software development using Java

Learning outcomes

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

  • create UML diagrams to describe the structure and the behaviour of object-oriented applications
  • explain Design Patterns based on examples
  • define Inheritance hierarchies of classes
  • explain polymorphism based on examples
  • define Java interfaces and use them for abstraction purposes
  • create a simple HMI application in Swing and JavaFX
  • implement data exchange between applications via TCP/IP
  • process XML files with Java
  • access relational databases from Java

Course contents

  • Object oriented development: from requirements development up to testing
  • The Unified Modelling Language
  • Design Patterns
  • Java basics and syntax
  • Classes and objects
  • Inheritance, generalization, specialization
  • Aggregation, association, composition
  • Interfaces
  • Exceptions
  • Collections
  • Input and output mechanisms
  • Java and XML

Prerequisites

- Knowledge of structured programming languages- Basic knowledge of operating systems and TCP/IP

Literature

  • Ullenboom, Ch. (2014): Java ist auch eine Insel, Galileo Computing, p. 1306, ISBN-10: 3836228734
  • Darwin, I.F. (2014): Java Cookbook, O’Reilly, p. 896, ISBN-10: 144933704X
  • Rupp, C. / Queins, S. (2012): UML2 glasklar, Carl Hanser Verlag, p. 560, ISBN-10: 3446430571
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Multiple assessments and submission of programming tasks
Module 53 Electronic Project (MOD53)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Electronic Project (EPJ)
German / PRJ
8.00
2.00

Course description

Design and implementation of an individual electronic project including the first bachelor thesis

Methodology

Seminar with individual supervision

Learning outcomes

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

  • research technical solutions for a problem statement
  • engineer a realization using a structured approach and set it into operation
  • make use of different verification methods
  • create a scientific documentation of the problem and its solution

Course contents

  • Project implementation

Prerequisites

Project dependent

Literature

  • Project dependent

Assessment methods

  • project progress
  • proof of function
  • project presentation
  • project documentation
Module 55 Management (MOD55)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Process- and Quality Management (PUQ)
German / VO
2.50
2.00

Course description

The course presents basics of business process management and quality management in companies.

Learning outcomes

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

  • create a process documentation
  • develop approaches for process optimization
  • apply tools to assess a company´s process maturity level
  • assist in a QM-implementation project
  • apply selected quality management tools

Course contents

  • difference between hierarchical and process organisation
  • design and documentation of business processes
  • definition of measurable process goals
  • principles of quality management
  • Overview about useful quality management methods
  • machine and process capability
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Prerequisites

Für eine erfolgreiche Teilnahme müssen die Studenten - Die prinzipielle Funktionsweise von Unternehmen zu verstehen- Grundlagen der Statistik beherrschen

Literature

  • Remer, D. / Mühlhaupt, E. (2005): Einführen der Prozesskostenrechnung: Grundlagen, Methodik, Einführung und Anwendung der verursachungsgerechten Gemeinkostenzurechnung, Schäffer Poeschl, p. 319, ISBN-10: 3791024272
  • Schmelzer, H.J. / Sesselmann W. (2010): Geschäftsprozessmanagement in der Praxis, Carl Hanser Verlag, p. 740, ISBN-10: 3446434607
  • Wagner, K.W. / Käfer, R. (2013): PQM - Prozessorientiertes Qualitätsmanagement: Leitfaden zur Umsetzung der ISO 9001, Carl Hanser Verlag, p. 352, ISBN-10: 3446435700

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Project Management (PJM)
German / VO
2.50
2.00

Course description

Project Management

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain basic concepts, tools and techniques of project management
  • design project charter, project management plan (work breakdown structure, time schedule, resource plan, budget plan) for elementary cases and implement them

Course contents

  • Terminology
  • Systemic concept of project management
  • Basic Tools for Project planning
  • Work with a scheduling tool
  • Cooperation in Teams
  • Project life cycle
  • Managing prokect constraints
  • Basics of Riskmanagement
  • Project Monitoring

Literature

  • Patzak, G. / Rattay, G. (2013): Projektmanagement, 6. Auflage Linde Verlag, p. 744, ISBN-10: 3714302662
  • Project Management Institute (2013): A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, p. 589, ISBN-10: 1935589679
  • Kessler, H. / Winkelhofer, G. (2004): Projektmanagement: Leitfaden zur Steuerung und Führung von Projekten, p. 287, ISBN-10: 354020444X

Assessment methods

  • Immanent assessment and written end exam
Module 56 Business Soft Skills (MOD56)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Business Communication (EBC)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

This seminar dissects stylistic forms and phrases that are typical for business oriented communication.

Methodology

Material will be presented and discussed in class and written exercises and practices will be undertaken by students both in class and at home.

Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate their qualifications in the job application process
  • present and negotiate projects successfully in English
  • conduct various forms of business communication

Course contents

  • CV and covering letter
  • job interview
  • presenting and negotiating project concepts and business plans
  • business communication

Prerequisites

Completion of previous course

Literature

  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes
Job Application (BEW)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares students to different application situations in companies on an individual level

Learning outcomes

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

  • create a complete application file including a cover letter, CV and letter of motivation.
  • prepare for a job interview (for example corporate analysis, self-analysis , ...)

Course contents

  • Backgrounds in a company and the placement of a job advertisement
  • Ways of application
  • Personal application folder (motivation letter, personal record, certifica-tions...)
  • Application discussion

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Engst, Judith/Dudenredaktion (2010): Professionelles Bewerben, Dudenverlag, Mannheim-Leipzig-Wien-Zürich
  • Hesse, Jürgen/Schrader, Hans Christian (2006): Das perfekte Vorstellungsgespräch, Eichhorn Verlag, Frankfurt am Main
  • Hesse, Jürgen/Schrader, Hans Christian (2013): Assessment Center für Hochschulabsolventen, Stark Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin
  • Püttjer, Christian/Schnierda, Uwe (2009): Souverän im Vorstellungsgespräch, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

none

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 61 Internship (MOD61)
German / kMod
25.50
-
Internship (BOP)
German / SO
19.50
0.00

Course description

Exercise and apply the knowledge, know-how, and practical skills gathered during the study during an internship in an industrial environment.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the theoretical knowledge and know-how,
  • the practical skills, and
  • the social communicative abilitiesin an industrial setting.

Course contents

  • Project implementation

Prerequisites

Dependent on the internship

Literature

  • Project dependent

Assessment methods

  • project progres
  • proof of function
  • project presentation -project documentation
Seminar accompanying the internship (PSS)
German / SO
6.00
2.00

Course description

Accompanying and support during the internship and creation of the 2nd bachelor thesis.

Methodology

Individual supervision

Learning outcomes

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

  • research technical solutions for a problem statement in an industrial setting
  • engineer a realization using a structured approach and set it into operation
  • employ different verification methods
  • create a scientific documentation of the problem and its solution

Course contents

  • Project implementation

Prerequisites

Dependent on the internship

Literature

  • Project dependent

Assessment methods

  • project progres
  • proof of function
  • project presentation -project documentation
Module 63 Management (MOD63)
German / kMod
2.50
-
Process and Project Simulation (PZP)
German / UE
2.50
2.00

Course description

In this course real projects and processes are simulated in a realistic manner. Actions and decisions influence the simulation – the resulting effects are analyzed and discussed.

Methodology

Business Games

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the basic concepts of project managements in standard situations
  • describe the technical, social and organizational challenges of professional project management
  • develop and implement solutions for typical challenges
  • apply basic concepts of process management (analysis, modeling, monitoring, control) on simple examples to develop solutions for process improvement (revolutionary, evolutionary) and evaluate implemented improvements based on key performance indicators

Course contents

  • Practical application of standard tools and techniques in a software based project simulation with special focus on
  • Project planning
  • Project control
  • Project evaluationPractical application of process management activities in a (logistics) business game:
  • Process analyses
  • Process mapping and modeling
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Process improvement

Prerequisites

Project and Process Management

Literature

  • Koch S. (2011): Einführung in das Management von Geschäftsprozessen. Springer Verlag, p. 272, ISBN-10: 3642011209
  • Dedicated scripts and lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Seminar papers (group and individual work)
Module 64 Soft Skills (MOD64)
German / kMod
2.00
-
Moderation and Problem Solving (MUP)
German / SE
1.00
1.00
Presentation Skills (PRA)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

In the course the students learn to present issues and facts in a target oriented way.

Methodology

Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

  • present a given set of facts in free speech in a structured manner (optionally with a keyword-list)
  • prepare simple technical issues for specific target groups (especially for "non-technicians")
  • use different versions of the entry and exit in the presentation

Course contents

  • Preparing, structuring and reducing information
  • Targets and structure of a presentation
  • Media and media use
  • Structuring subsidies
  • Body language, language and voice

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Hartmann, M. / Funk, R. / Nietmann, H. (2012): Präsentieren, Beltz,p. 224, ISBN-10: 3407365136
  • Hierhold, E. (2005): Sicher präsentieren, wirksamer vortragen, Redline Ueberreuter, p. 464, ISBN-10: 3636012444
  • Lehner, Martin (2013): Viel Stoff - wenig Zeit, Haupt Verlag, p. 200, ISBN-10: 3258078297
  • Schilling, G. / Schildt T. (2012): Angewandte Rhetorik und Präsentationstechnik, Schilling, p. 144, ISBN-10: 3930816660Will, H. (2013): Mini-Handbuch Vortrag und Präsentation, Beltz, p. 120, ISBN-10: 3407859554

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method

Anmerkungen

None