Transport and Environment: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Bachelor's degree program Transport and Environment. 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 Transport (MOD11)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Public Transport (OPNV)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The aim of the course is to give the students an insight into the areas of knowledge that are necessary for the planning and operation of public transport.The aim of the course is to encourage the student to think about the own mobility behavior. The theoretical basics combined with practical application examples are served to reflect the functionality of existing public transport systems.

Methodology

The course will be held as a lecture with integrated exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain principles and influencing factors for the design of public transport systems and to estimate parameters in public transport
  • evaluate transportation measures of public transport systems (basics)
  • describe the characteristics of public transport systems and their elements and to name their relevance for planning.

Course contents

  • Introduction to the subject public transport
  • Planning of public transport systems
  • Transport systems in public transport
  • Infrastructure for public transport
  • Operation of public transport systems
  • The passenger in public transport system

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge is not required.

Literature

  • Reinhardt, Winfried (2012): Öffentlicher Personennahverkehr – Technik – rechtliche und betriebswirtschaftliche Grundlagen, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag-Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden GmbH

Assessment methods

  • End exam:The assessment takes the form of a written test. The test is divided into four questions, the answers for each will be awarded max. 10 points . A maximum of 40 points can be achieved. The test is positive if at least 20 points are reached.
Transport Basics 1 (GVW1)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

Fundamentals of traffic like traffic supply, traffic demand, and planning methods, environmental impacts of traffic, traffic surveys, presentation and interpretation of traffic data, spatial planning, road-networks

Methodology

10 thematic lectures packages, 2 practical exercises during the course

Learning outcomes

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

  • estimate mobility figures
  • evaluate transportation measures (basics)
  • estimate environmental impact of traffic (basics)
  • describe the conventional traffic survey methods
  • describe the conventional presentation methods for traffic data and to interpret presented traffic data
  • name the basic tasks and instruments of spatial panning
  • describe the characteristics of Road-networks and name their relevance for planning
  • conduct a traffic count at an crossroad and analyse the collected data

Course contents

  • Introduction
  • Basics of traffic supply
  • Basics of traffic demand
  • Transport planning methods
  • Surveying and analysing the (own) mobility and interpretation of transport measures (exercise)
  • Dependencies and interrelations of transport
  • Traffic surveys
  • Presentation and interpretation of traffic data
  • Spatial planning and transport
  • Road-networks

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Script and other material for downloading at CIS

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of participation during the course
  • Assessment of all parts of exercises (single person and group working)
  • Written final examination
Module 12 Environment (MOD12)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Ecology (ÖKO)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Ecology basics with special regard to influences on traffic systems, cities, agriculture and consequences of human interventions.

Methodology

Lecture, seminar, group work

Learning outcomes

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

  • estimate consequences of human action on ecosystems
  • analyze the main influencing factors on terrestric and aquatic ecosystems
  • assess major consequences of traffic building and traffic itself on the environment.

Course contents

  • Abiotic and biotic factors in the environment
  • Population ecology and interactions between populations
  • Biocenoses and ecosystems

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of: biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics

Literature

  • Nentwig, W. / Bacher, S. / Brandl, S. (2007): Ökologie kompakt, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (Übersichtlich aufbereitetes Lehrbuch)
  • Nentwig / Bacher / Beierkuhnlein / Brandl / Grabherr (2004): Ökologie, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag/Gustav Fischer (Ähnlich Townsend et al)
  • Odum, Eugene P. (1999): Ökologie, Grundlagen, Standorte, Anwendung, Thieme Verlag (Klassiker von einem der Begründer der modernen Ökologie.)
  • Townsend / Harper / Begon. (2003): Ökologie, Springer Verlag (für alle, die sich über die Lehrveranstaltung hinaus mit Ökologie befassen wollen.)
  • Wittig, R. / Streit, B. (2004): Ökologie (UTB Basics) Verlag Eugen Ulmer (Übersichtliches Kurzlehrbuch)

Assessment methods

  • seminar work
  • final exam
Environmental Chemistry (UCHEM)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course Environmental Chemistry comprises fundamental concepts of chemistry, as well as basic knowledge in environmental chemistry explained by examples related to traffic. The practical part in the environmental chemistry lab deepens the theoretical knowledge.

Methodology

Lecture with exercises and practual experiments in the laboratory

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain and identify the type of chemical bonds of different chemical substances and to deduce relevant chemical information from the periodic table.
  • formulate stoichiometrically correct chemical equations of traffic related chemical reactions and to identify oxidation states of elements in these substances.
  • outline and list functional groups in organic compounds including correct identification of these functional groups in environmental pollutants.
  • perform simple chemical operations including documentation and interpretation of data focused on their environmental impact.

Course contents

  • Basic knowledge in chemistry
  • chemical calculation and chemical reactions
  • basic knowledge of hydrocarbons as energy supply
  • effects of environmental chemicals on the atmosphere
  • treatment of exhaust gases
  • introduction in experimental work in chemical laboratories
  • synthesis of organic compounds similar to biofuel
  • spectroscopic measurements of organic substances

Prerequisites

basic knowledge in mathematics and physics

Literature

  • Bliefert, C. (2010): Umweltchemie, Wiley-Verlag
  • Wawra, E. / Dolznig, H. / Müllner, E. (2009): Chemie verstehen, UTB-Verlag
  • Lehr-/ Lernunterlagen / Arbeitsvorschriften der Lehrenden

Assessment methods

  • participation (VL and lab) (10%)
  • written final exam (60%)
  • protocols of practical work (30%)
  • Final exam and each lab unit (with corresponding protocoll) Final exam: content of lecture and lab units
Module 13 Natural Sciences 1 (MOD13)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Mathematics 1 (MAT1)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introductory Course focusing on elementary Vector Calculus in 2- and 3-dimensional Euclidean Space, elementary functions and introduction to Calculus; Statistics and Probability; Complex Numbers.

Methodology

Integrated Lectrure with exercise parts

Learning outcomes

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

  • model and solve simple problems from Statistics and Probability Theory using methods from Combinatorics and Calculus.
  • to model and solve simple geometrical problems in R² and R³ using vectors as well as to perform basic operations with complex numbers, change their representation and interpret this geometrically.

Course contents

  • Euclidean Three Space; Vectors; Statistics, Functions: Limits, Continuity and Derivatives; Sequences and Series; indefinite and definite Integrals, Complex Numbers

Prerequisites

elemendary secondary school mathematics

Literature

  • Cain, G. / Herod, J.(1997): Multivariable Calculus, Georgia Institute of Technology, https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/notes/calculus.html
  • Skripten der University of Toronto at Scarborough
  • Teschl, S. / Teschl, G. (2013): Mathematik für Informatiker, Springer
  • Sachs, M. (2009): Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Statistik, Hanser
  • Jedes einführende Buch zur höheren Mathematik

Assessment methods

  • Written and oral exam as well as course immanent assessment of the tutorial; a positive grade on the tutorial is granted if the percentage of prepared examples is at least 50%; the weighting of tutorial, written and oral exam is 20% - 30% - 50%; each part has to be positive; in case of a retake exam only the negative parts have to be retaken, the grade from the tutorial is not taken into consideration and the weight of the written exam increases to 50%.
Physics 1 (PHY1)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

An introduction into physics and the scientific method using classical mechanics

Methodology

A combination of lecture, problem solving courses and laboratory experiments

Learning outcomes

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

  • do calculations with with the SI-base system. They can convert from Non-SI units to SI-units and vice versa
  • name the SI-prefixes and use them in unit conversions.
  • to set up equations of motion according to a given physical situation and discuss them.
  • to parametrize motions in R3 and interpret given equations of motion.

Course contents

  • Classical mechanics:
  • kinematics
  • dynamics
  • newton's laws
  • physics of rotating bodies
  • reference frames and coordinates
  • equations of motion
  • energy and field

Prerequisites

Elementary knowledge of both high-school mathematics and physics

Literature

  • Giancoli D. (2006): Physik, Pearson, ISBN-13: 978-3827371577
  • Wagner / Reischl / Steiner (2009): Einführung in die Physik, ISBN-13: 9783708903224

Assessment methods

  • The grade consists of the lecture exam and laboratory protocols
Module 14 ICT 1 (MOD14)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Computer Science Basics (GLINF)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The aim of the lecture is to present a basic understanding of theoretical aspects of computer science as a support for programming lectures

Methodology

Lecture with labs

Learning outcomes

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

  • code informaton in binary system und transform numbers between important number systems.
  • design simple abstract problems of formal languages with finite automata and/or describe them with regular expressions or context-free grammars.
  • solve simple problems with flow charts and describe the algorithm paradigm.

Course contents

  • Binary Data Representation
  • Number Systems
  • Coding theory
  • Automata Theory
  • Computational Theory
  • Introduction to algorithms
  • flow diagrams

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Vossen, Witt (2004):Grundkurs Theoretische Informatik(3.Auflage, Vieweg Verlag)
  • J. Blieberger, B. Burgstaller, G.-H. Schildt; Informatik: Grundlagen (Springers Lehrbücher der Informatik); Springer Verlag; 5.Auflage, 2005.

Assessment methods

  • lab presentations
  • exam (open book)
Heterogeneous Systems (HETSYS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to computer architecture and operating systems, basics of Linux

Methodology

Integrated course

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basic functionality of computers
  • describe the characteristics and tasks of operationg systems
  • explain the Linux file system and the user rights management
  • handle simple tasks using command line

Course contents

  • Basics of Operating Systems
  • Open Source
  • Computer Architectures
  • Linux file system
  • process management
  • booting process
  • Linux installation and configuration

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • W. Stallings: Operating Systems, Prentice Hall, 7th edition, 2011, http://WilliamStallings.com/OS7e.html
  • Linux-UNIX-Programmierung – Das umfassende Handbuch – 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage 2006 – ISBN 3-89842-749-8.

Assessment methods

  • 70% exams
  • 30% exercise review and seminar work
  • both parts must be positive
Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures (PAD)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic course for programming

Methodology

The course is split into 7 blocks each of which consists of a lecture unit and a practical unit.

Learning outcomes

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

  • use Basic Datatypes in ANSI C programs
  • use control structures in ANSI C programs (if, for, while…)
  • apply Arrays, Strings and their manipulation as well as Input/Output methods in simple C programs
  • plan and develop ANSI C functions
  • apply the principles of “per value” and “per reference” by using pointers in ANSI C
  • develop their own ANSI C structures for use in C programs

Course contents

  • Block 1: Introduction, Problemanalysis, Basic terms, datatypes
  • Block 2: control structures
  • Block 3: Fundamental Datastructures
  • Block 4: Functions
  • Block 5: Basic Algorithms
  • Block 6: Structs
  • Block 7: Pointer

Prerequisites

A. level degree in mathematics

Literature

  • Wolf, Jürgen (2006): C von A bis Z. Das umfassende Handbuch für Linux, Unix und Windows, 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage, Galileo Press

Assessment methods

  • Final Exam: Theoretical Questions and Practical Example
  • Examination of continuing examples during practical lessons
Module 15 Personal and Business Skills 1 (MOD15)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Basics in Law (GDR)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

imparting basic knowledge of the Austrian legal system

Methodology

Lecture with exercises

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)
  • utilise selected web-based legal data-banks in 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

Course contents

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

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Borchardt, Klaus-Dieter (2010): Die rechtlichen Grundlagen der Europäischen Union, Facultas.WUV
  • Krejci, Heinz (2010): Privatrecht, Manz
  • Schwimann, Michael (2013): Bürgerliches Recht für Anfänger, LexisNexis
  • Stolzlechner, Harald (2011): Einführung in das öffentliche Recht, Manz
  • Thiele, Alexander (2011): Europarecht, Niederle-Media
  • Zankl, Wolfgang (2012): Bürgerliches Recht, Facultas.WUV

Assessment methods

  • written end-exam
Business Administration 1 (BWL1)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

This lecture offers an insight into Business Administration. It deals with principles of cost accounting.

Methodology

Lecture, questions, exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • define the term "costs"
  • calculate the Break-Even-Point of a manufacturing company
  • calculate the price of memory chips
  • optimize the production program of a company producing underground railways

Course contents

  • Terms used in cost accounting
  • BÜB
  • types of costs
  • systems of cost accounting
  • cost type accounting
  • cost centre accounting
  • cost unit accounting
  • contribution accounting

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Capone, Roberto (2011): Kostenrechnung für Elektrotechniker, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag.
  • Klaus, Olfert (2013): Kompakt-Training Praktische Betriebswirtschaft: Kostenrechnung, 7., verbesserte und aktualisierte Auflage, Friedrich Kiehl Verlag GmbH, Ludwigshafen.
  • Thommen, Jean-Paul / Achleitner, Ann-Kristin (2012): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 7. überarbeitete Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Berlin.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method in written form (30%)
  • End exam in written form (70%)
Team Training, Time and Self-management (TTZSM)
German / SE
1.50
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. In the course students get to know techniques and methods for effective work organisation and systemic planning.

Learning outcomes

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

  • use feedback in the new teamsituation.
  • take on an active, reflecting role in their new structure (team, organisation, program).
  • develop team rules and to implement them.
  • 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 patern.
  • to explain the benefits of setting targets and to define a list of objectives (by SMART).

Course contents

  • Content of the study and organisation 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
  • Personal Goals
  • Principles of time & self management and tools e.g.: activity list, daily activity log
  • Interruptions, faults, time thieves
  • Personal strategies of implementation

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Franken, Swetlana (2010): Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Auflage, Verlag Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • Knoblauch, Jörg / Hüger, Johannes / Mockler, Marcus (2005): Ein Meer an Zeit: Die neue Dimension des Zeitmanagements, Frankfurt/Main: Campus
  • Nussbaum, Cordula (2007): 300 Tipps für mehr Zeit: Soforthilfe gegen Alltagsstress. Von Perfektionismus bis Energieräuber, München: gu
  • Seiwert, Lothar (2002): Life Leadership (Verlag Gabal)

Assessment methods

  • Reflection paper (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 21 Transport and Environment 1 (MOD21)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Alternative Propulsion and Fuels (AAT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Transport Basics 2 (GVV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module 22 Electrical Engineering and Sensorics 1 (MOD22)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Electrical Engineering and Sensorics for Transport and Environment 1 (SEN)
German / VO, LAB
6.00
4.00
Module 23 Natural Sciences 2 (MOD23)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Mathematics 2 (MAT2)
German / VO, UE
4.50
3.00
Physics 2 (PHY2)
German / VO, UE
1.50
1.00
Module 24 ICT 2 (MOD24)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Embedded Systems (ES)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00
Object-oriented Methods (OM)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00
Module 25 Personal and Business Skills 2 (MOD25)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Business Administration 2 (BWL)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Presentation (PRAE)
German / SE
1.50
1.00
Technical English (ENG)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 31 Transport and Environment 2 (MOD31)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Green Mobility (UM)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course provides knowledge on different aspects of “green mobility”: relations between mode choice and health, environmental impact of different forms of mobility, interdependencies between economy/consumption and sustainable mobility, contribution of transportation to climate and energy goals, future trends and related effects on environmental oriented transportation developments. The content will be presented using related case studies.

Methodology

Learning the hard facts and practical examples develop the autonomy in the way of thinking and working, screening important organisations

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the environmental impact of different modes of transport
  • explain the contribution of passenger and freight transport to climate and energy goals
  • assess climate protection measures in Austria in relation to international examples

Course contents

  • mobility and health
  • emissions
  • climate protection goals and measures
  • environmental impact of passenger and freight transport
  • modal split
  • international case studies

Prerequisites

basic knowledge of transportatio, team work competences, critical-scientific reasoning

Literature

  • VCÖ (2012): Klimaschutz, Rohstoffkrise und Verkehr, Schriftenreihe „Mobilität mit Zukunft“ 2/2012, http://www.vcoe.at/de/publikationen/vcoe-schriftenreihe-mobilitaet-mit-zukunft/details/items/Schriftenreihe-Mobilit%C3%A4t-mit-Zukunft-2-2012
  • VCÖ (2010): Energiewende - Schlüsselfaktor Verkehr, Schriftenreihe „Mobilität mit Zukunft“ 3/2010, http://www.vcoe.at/de/publikationen/vcoe-schriftenreihe-mobilitaet-mit-zukunft/details/items/energiewende-schluesselfaktor-verkehr
  • VCÖ (2009): Globaler Güterverkehr - Herausforderung für Europa, Schriftenreihe „Mobilität mit Zukunft“ 4/2009, http://www.vcoe.at/de/publikationen/vcoe-schriftenreihe-mobilitaet-mit-zukunft/details/items/globaler-gueterverkehr-herausforderung-fuer-europa
  • VCÖ (2008): Klimaschutz im Verkehr, Schriftenreihe „Mobilität mit Zukunft“ 1/2008, http://www.vcoe.at/de/publikationen/vcoe-schriftenreihe-mobilitaet-mit-zukunft/details/items/klimaschutz-im-verkehr
  • Weitere Literaturquellen und Material werden im Verlauf der Lehrveranstaltung bereitgestellt

Assessment methods

  • examination (60%)
  • participation (20%)
  • homework and preparation (20%)
Information Services and Mobility Planning (ISMP)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Increasing levels of mobility require to provide real time mobility information, or ITS services, for persons and goods traffic in order to support future efficient mobility. The existing ITS Services in Europa and their technical characterics will be analyzed and future developments presented.

Methodology

Lecture supported by slides, discussions; contents of the lecture are elaborated in case studies

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyse ITS services and their usage in terms of time, regional coverage and mode of transport.
  • assess the data categories used for an ITS service and their differences
  • set the single project development aspects in an international EU wide context

Course contents

  • User Needs
  • types of information services
  • data aquisition, formatting and presentation of ITS services
  • data formats and electronic exchange of data
  • interfaces between transport service operators and infrastructure operator
  • integrated ITS Services and ticketing applications
  • current Austrian and European project examples

Prerequisites

Data structures, bsic understanding of mobility sector

Literature

  • Vorlesungsfolien
  • Zusätzliche Literaturliste wird zu Beginn der Veranstaltung verteilt

Assessment methods

  • final exam
  • course immanent
Introduction to Traffic Telematics (EVT)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Introduction into the most relevant topics of transport telematics: - General framework of telematics- Sensors- Toll- Simulation, prognosis- ADAS, Cooperative Systeme- HMI, Usability, telematic services- Fleetmanagement and fleet logistics

Methodology

Lecture, discussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe stakeholder, consumers, motivation and use cases for telematic systems
  • identify use cases like toll, ADAS, fleet management
  • apply criteria of human – machine interfaces

Course contents

  • Discussion and Analysis of telematic services on the basis of applications.
  • Basics from the perspective of a holistic system approach. In particular, traffic information services in the field of infrastructure operators and on-board systems are treated.

Prerequisites

Basics in transportation

Assessment methods

  • final written exam
Localization, Positioning and Navigation (LPN)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Today, everyday life depends heavily on navigational services. A prerequisite for such services are the technological possibilities to locate and position. The basics of these technologies and the currently used techniques are discussed and analysed in the course. The discussion includes possible problems and limitations of the technologies.

Methodology

Presentation of basic principles, group discussion on advantages and disadvantages of the various technologies.

Learning outcomes

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

  • compare different positioning methods
  • select an appropriate positioning method for a specific task and provide a justification for the choice
  • explain new positioning technologies as long as they are based on proven principles

Course contents

  • Coordinate systems
  • measurements and their estimation
  • computations
  • Radar
  • SONAR
  • GSM-positioning
  • GNSS
  • GIS

Prerequisites

Basic mathematics

Literature

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, B. / Lichtenegger, H. / Collins, J. (2008): Global Positioning System: Theory and Practice, Springer
  • Seeber. G. (1989): Satellitengeodäsie, de Gruyter
  • Worboys,M.F. / Duckham, M. (2004): GIS: A Computing Perspective, Taylor&Francis

Assessment methods

  • final written exam
Module 32 Electrical Engineering and Sensorics 2 (MOD32)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Electrical Engineering and Sensorics for Transport and Environment 2 (SEN)
German / VO, LAB
6.00
4.00
Module 33 Natural Sciences 3 (MOD33)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Mathematics 3 (MAT3)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

- Continuation of Probability and Statistics - Introduction to multivariate functions, especially to space curves - Introduction to Linear Algebra

Methodology

Integrated Lecture with exercise parts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply methods from Linear Algebra in order to decompose matrices and to represent linear functions by matrices
  • analyze the distributions of continuous and discrete random variable as well as to define, charakerize and give examples of point estimators
  • define, analyze and exemplify charakteristic properties of space curves

Course contents

  • Probability and Statistics: random variables, density function, probability distribution, expected value, variance (regression); central limit theorem; normal distribution, point estimation
  • Linear Algebra: vector spaces, matrices, linear Transformations, systems of linear equations, transformation of coordinates
  • Space curves: velocity; tangent-, normal and binormal vector; curvature, torsion; acceleration vector

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1 and 2

Literature

  • Cain, G. / Herod, J.(1997): Multivariable Calculus, Georgia Institute of Technology, https://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/notes/calculus.html
  • Skripten der University of Toronto at Scarborough
  • Teschl, S. / Teschl, G. (2013): Mathematik für Informatiker, Springer
  • Any book of basics in higher mathematics

Assessment methods

  • Written and oral exam as well as course immanent assessment of the tutorial; a positive grade on the tutorial is granted if the percentage of prepared examples is at least 50%; the weighting of tutorial, written and oral exam is 20% - 30% - 50%; each part has to be positive; in case of a retake exam only the negative parts have to be retaken, the grade from the tutorial is not taken into consideration and the weight of the written exam increases to 50%.
Physics 3 (PHY3)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

The (total 3 semesters) overview of the basic phenomena of physics and the mathematical structures associated with it continues with electricity and magnetism theory.

Methodology

A combination of lecture, problem solving courses and laboratory experiments

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the attraction and repulsion of charges according to coulombs law.
  • calculate the electric flux from a given electric field with given surfaces.
  • calculate gradient, divergence, rotation of scalar and vector fields.
  • write down physical quantities of light and explain their applications.

Course contents

  • The principle theme is classical electrodynamics.

Prerequisites

Physik 1, Physik 2 and basic mathematical methods like differential calculus and vektor calculus.

Literature

  • Giancoli D. (2006): Physik, Pearson, ISBN-13: 978-3827371577
  • Wagner / Reischl / Steiner (2009): Einführung in die Physik, ISBN-13: 9783708903224

Assessment methods

  • The grade consists of the lecture exam and laboratory protocols
Module 34 ICT 3 (MOD34)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Databases and Data Management (DBDM)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course imparts basic knowledge about relational database systems, relational data modelling and querying and modifying stored data.

Methodology

Integrated course: - lectures - exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • illustrate database architectures and apply relational databases in practice
  • model relational databases with ER Diagrams
  • transform ER-diagrams into database tables using SQL statements
  • to fill, modify and select from a relational database using SQL

Course contents

  • definition and spezification of relational databases
  • design of semantic and physical data models
  • data modelling using ER diagrams
  • normalization
  • integrity
  • SQL (DDL, DML, DCL)

Prerequisites

Computer Science Basics, Basics in Software Programming

Literature

  • Elmasri, R.A. / Navathe, S.B. / Shafir, A. (2011): Grundlagen von Datenbanksystemen, Bachelorausg., 3., aktualisierte Aufl., ed, IT - Informatik. Pearson Studium, München.
  • Elmasri, R. / Navathe, S. (2014): Fundamentals of database systems, 6. ed., Pearson new international ed. ed. Pearson Education, Harlow.
  • Faeskorn-Woyke, H. (Ed.) (2007): Datenbanksysteme: Theorie und Praxis mit SQL2003, Oracle und MySQL, IT - Informatik. Pearson Studium, München.
  • Heuer, A. / Saake, G. / Sattler, K.-U. (2003): Datenbanken kompakt, 2. Aufl. ed. mitp-Verl, Bonn.
  • Kemper, A. / Eickler, A. (2013): Datenbanksysteme: eine Einführung, 9., erweiterte und aktualisierte Auflage. ed. Oldenbourg verlag, München.

Assessment methods

  • two exams
Software Development for Telematics Applications (SETA)
German / VO, UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the course SETA the students shall learn specialized skills in programming for the development of telematic software applications. The main focuses are algorithmic strategies for solving typical tasks, the coverage of network algorithms, basics in simulation and additionally SW-Engineering basics.

Methodology

theoretical and practical lectures

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply advanced programming technologies (Inheritance, Polymorphism, Threading) for building software
  • integrate and use 3rd party software for software development
  • apply advanced graph and search algorithms in Java programs
  • apply principles for transport simulation (Nagel-Schreckenberg)
  • apply the phases of Software Development Modells (V-Model) to their own Software projects
  • plan and implement a software for graphical simulation of street traffic

Course contents

  • SW-Engineering (planning, modeling)
  • basics of graph theorie,
  • graph algorithms,
  • basics of simulation,
  • advanced programming concepts

Prerequisites

basics in programming, object-oriented programming

Literature

  • References can be found in Moodle

Assessment methods

  • software project during the whole semester
Module 35 Personal and Business Skills 3 (MOD35)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Business English (ENG)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2, students acquire relevant terms, concepts and language skills necessary to be competitive in the job market

Methodology

Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

  • Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
  • demonstrate their qualifications in the job application process
  • present and negotiate projects successfully in English

Course contents

  • CV and covering letter
  • Negotiations
  • BVU team project presentation

Prerequisites

Completion of previous course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. (2014): English for Business, Skriptum
  • Aktuelle Handouts und audiovisuelle Unterstützung
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Project Preparation (PJV)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
Working in Teams (AIT)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

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

Methodology

Introducing speech, group work, presentation, exercises team building

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

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Haug, Christoph V. (2009): Erfolgreich im Team. Praxisnahme Anregungen für effizientes Teamcoaching und Projektarbeit, 4.überarbeitete Auflage, München: dtv-Verlag
  • Niermeyer, Rainer (2008): Teams führen, 2.Auflage, Freiburg: Haufe Verlag
  • Van Dick, Rolf van/ West Michael A. (2005): Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Teamentwicklung, Verlag Hogrefe, Göttingen
  • Werth, Lioba (2004): Psychologie für die Wirtschaft. Grundlagen und Anwendungen [S. 253-309: Arbeit in Gruppen], Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg

Assessment methods

  • course immanent (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 41 Transport and Environment 3 (MOD41)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Railway, Waterway and Airborne Transportation – Systems and Environmental Aspects (ESL)
German / ILV
6.00
4.00
Module 42 Emphasis 1 (MOD42)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Modul Emphasis: Smart Cities (MODV4)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Smart City Influencing Factors (SCE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Socio-technical Aspects in Smart Cities (SASC)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module Emphasis: Electromobility (MODV2)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Business Models for Electric Mobility (BME)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Vehicle and Hybrid Concepts (FHK)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00
Module Emphasis: Intelligent Transport Systems (MODV1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Traffic Control, Information and Toll Systems (VIM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Urban Telematics (URTE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module Emphasis: Transport Planning (MODV3)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Ecological Transport Planning and Road Systems (ÖVS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Regional and Urban Planning (RASI)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module 43 Project 1 (MOD43)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Project 1 (PA1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00
Project Management (PRJM)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Module 44 ICT 4 (MOD44)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Mobile Computing (MOC)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
System Integration (SYIN)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Telecommunications Basics (GTK)
German / VO, UE
1.50
1.00
Module 45 Personal and Business Skills 4 (MOD45)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Creative English (ENG)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Job Application (BEW)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 51 Transport and Environment 4 (MOD51)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Impacts of Transport - Safety and Planning (WV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Course Planning: The course provides an overview of the core topics of the planning of transport infrastructure (planning processes, approval procedures, technical considerations) and essential tools for decision making as the cost-benefit-analysis. Course Safety:Students shall acquire basic understanding of road safety work, in particular collection and analysis of road accident data as well as development and assessment of road safety measures

Methodology

Integratedcourse

Learning outcomes

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

  • to identify the main phases of a project development and to put them in the correct timing and content context
  • to specify the three different types of system boundaries and relevant dates and periods of the temporal system boundary.
  • to specify the 4 most common methods of cost-benefit analysis
  • to differentiate the 4 most common methods of cost-benefit analysis based on their main distinguishing features.
  • roughly estimate the safety impact and other impacts of (mainly technical) road safety measures
  • name and explain research tools for accurate assessment of safety impacts
  • name and describe data sources, which are useful for assessment of road safety measures
  • assess the importance of single safety measures in the context of a general accident record
  • name and describe typical issues of human behaviour, which explain how road users react to road safety measures

Course contents

  • The course provides an overview of the core topics of the planning of transport infrastructure and essential tools for decision making as the cost-benefit-analysis.
  • overview about the current road safety situation in Europe and Austria
  • methods for collection and description of road accident data
  • accident causation
  • examples of road safety measures
  • typical safety-relevant behaviours of road users
  • methods for assessment of road safety data

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of transportation

Literature

  • Forschungsgemeinschaft Straße – Schiene – Verkehr (FSV) (2010): Entscheidungshilfen - Nutzen-Kosten-Untersuchungen im Verkehrswesen, Richtlinien und Vorschriften für den Straßenbau (RVS) 02.01.22, Wien.
  • Stempkowski, R. / Jodl, H. (2003): Projektmarketing im Bauwesen: Strategisches Umfeldmanagement zur Realisierung von Bauprojekten, Wien, 2003
  • Walcher, A. / Pöcheim, M./ Stempkowski R.(2006): Implementierung eines Projektmanagement-Systems und erfolgreiche Anwendung des Projektmanagements am Beispiel der ASFINAG Bau Management GmbH (BMG). In: Fachzeitschrift Netzwerk Bau, Nr. 06-006. Perchtoldsdorf.
  • Pöcheim, M. (2013): Nutzen-Kosten-Untersuchungen: Darstellung und Bewertung ausgewählter formalisierter Entscheidungsverfahren an Beispielen der Bundesstraßenplanung in Österreich, Österr. Kunst- u. Kulturverlag, 173 S. Wien.LV-Teil Sicherheit:
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (2011): Das Österreichische Verkehrssicherheitsprogramm 2011-2020.
  • Elvik, R. / Hoye, A. / Vaa, T., Sorensen, M. (2009): The Handbook of Road Safety Measures, 2nd Edition, Emerald Publishing Group Limited, ISBN 978-1-84855-250-0
  • European Road Safety Observatory www.erso.eu
  • Herry et al (2007): Unfallkostenrechnung Straße 2007, Forschungsarbeiten aus dem Verkehrswesen Band 177, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, Wien
  • Höhnscheid et al (2005): ROSEBUD: Framework for Efficiency Assessment, Handbook of Assessed Road Safety Measures; Demonstration Course, Bergisch-Gladbach. www.rosebud-eu.org.
  • Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit: Unfallstatistik. http://www.kfv.at/unfallstatistik/
  • OECD/ECMT (2006): Speed Management. ISBN 92-821-0377-3
  • Richtlinien und Vorschriften für das Straßenwesen (RVS) 02.02.21: Verkehrssicherheitsunter-suchung, Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft Straße und Verkehr (FSV), Arbeitsgruppe "Stadtverkehr" (Hrsg.), Wien
  • Richtlinien und Vorschriften für das Straßenwesen (RVS) 03.02.12 (2004): Fußgängerverkehr, Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft Straße und Verkehr (FSV), Arbeitsgruppe "Stadtverkehr", Arbeitsausschuss "Radverkehr" (Hrsg.), Wien
  • Richtlinien und Vorschriften für das Straßenwesen (RVS) 03.02.13 (2001): Radverkehr, Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft Straße und Verkehr (FSV), Arbeitsgruppe "Stadtverkehr", Arbeitsausschuss "Radverkehr" (Hrsg.), Wien
  • Robatsch, K. / Schrammel, E. (2001): Grundlagen der Verkehrssicherheit. IVS-Schriftenreihe, Band 13. TU-Wien
  • Schnabel, W. / Lohse, D. (1997): Grundlagen der Straßenverkehrstechnik und der Verkehrsplanung, Verlag für Bauwesen, Band 1 und Band 2, Berlin

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method orCourse immanent assessment method and/ or end exam orEnd examCourse Planning:Course immanent assessment method and examDiscussion / questions during the lecture. Written exam at the end of the course (4-6 questions, points per question provided, max 100 points, pass with 51)Course Safety:written test, as well as immanent to the course, i.e. active participation and submission of a term paper on timeBoth parts of the course are weighted equally.
Traffic Law and Environmental Impact Assessment (VRU)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Environmental Impact Assessment:Introduction and overview about the Environmental Impact Assessment in Austria under consideration of EU requirements and regulations. Implementation from a legal, technical and organisational point of view. Basic requirements, measure and concept of Environmental Impact Assessment, application of guidance-documents and check-lists, overview of related and applied environmental law.Traffic Law:Impart of the relevant juridical basics for road, ship, rail and air law and its application

Methodology

Environmental Impact Assessment:The lectures combined with short team-work shall enable the students to work on the topic in an authonomous way. Home-work further deepens the theorethical knowledge from the lecture.Traffic Law:Lecture of the most important traffic law and their applicationHome exercises for repetition and deepening the understanding

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand and implement questions related to Environmental Impact Assessment keeping in mind conflicting interests of involved parties
  • contribute in an applied manner to Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning of roads, rail and shipping-context based on the acquired knowledge and competences
  • apply in practice basic legal framework in the area of road, rail, shipping and air-transport (transport planning, permitting process, implementation of measures) supported by other expertise.

Course contents

  • Environmental Impact Assessment:Environmental Impact Assessment takes into account legal, natural science, technical and organisational aspects, which need to be balanced. In this context Environmental Impact Assessment is being considered and implemented. The quality of Environmental Impact Assessment will be raised and strengthened the gained knowledge, abilities and competences.Traffic Law:Knowledge of the most important laws related to road, rail, shipping and air, their interpretation and application.

Prerequisites

Environmental Impact Assessment:Basic knowledge of EU and national legislation, process- and planning-understanding.Traffic Law:Nothing specific, however, knowledge based on drivers license

Literature

  • Schnedl, G. (2012): Umweltrecht im Überblick, Facultas Verlag
  • real-world examples during the lecture (digitally available).
  • relevanten laws are digitally provided
  • UVP-Gesetz
  • UVE-Leitfaden
  • UVE-Checkliste

Assessment methods

  • Traffic Law and Environmental Impact Assessment:
  • term paper in small groups and presentation
Module 52 Emphasis 2 (MOD52)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Module Emphasis: Electromobility (MODV2)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Smart Grids and Energy Optmization (SMART)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

After a short introduction to the Energy system and showing actual trends the lecture "Smart Grid and Energie optimisation" outlines the different aspects of Smart Grids. Included are basic topics like "smart" generation of Energy, transmission of Energy and distribution. Also special "Smart Grid" topics like the relationship of Smart Grids and E-mobility and Smart cities are explained. The students acquire the different aspects of the buzz word "Smart Grid". Beside basic knowledge of Energy the different aspects of Smart Grids are understood. The students gain knowlege about the challenges and possible approaches of today’s Energy systems.

Methodology

The course is organized in 18 blocks, where two blocks are reserved for presentations and one block for the final exam. Two controversarry films will be shown and discussed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • name the different aspects of today’s Energy supply regarding security of supply, economic feasibility and environmental protection
  • compare different possibilities for electric Energy production regarding commercial availability, economic feasibility and market potential
  • explain the different aspects of today’s High Voltage, Middle Voltage and Low Voltage grids regarding security of supply, control and service possibilities
  • judge the development of Energy networks towards “Smart Grids” regarding economical, technical and political aspects
  • explain the relationship between electro mobility and “Smart Grid” regarding their interdependency
  • name chances and risks of “Smart Meters” for end customers and energy companies regarding the broad market introduction

Course contents

  • Smart Generation
  • Smart Transmission
  • Smart Distribution
  • Smart Metering
  • Smart Cities
  • E-Mobility
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • Smart Home
  • Smart Buildings

Prerequisites

Physics 1-3, Mathematics 1.3, Electrical Engineering and Sensorics

Literature

  • Buchholz, Bernd Michael (2014): Smat Grids - Grundlagen und Technologien der elektrischen Netze der Zukunft, VDE, ISBN-13: 978-3800735624
  • Vorlesungsfolien

Assessment methods

  • In total 100 points can be reached according to the following split:70 Points for Written examination30 Points for PresentationGrading Key:1. Very Good: 91 points and above2. Good: 78 - 90 points3. Satisfactory: 66 - 77 points4. Sufficient: 50 - 64 points
Telematics for Electromobility (TEM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course has a focus on special requirements for telematics in the field of emobility. Beside different concepts of charging, payment and booking systems are also part of the course than fleet logistics and Incar solutions. Different applications open the field from e-bikes over vehicles to industrial applications.

Methodology

Interactive lecture - Presentation, field excursions and groupwork

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop own concepts based on their knowledge about strategic goals, initiatives, political framework of eMobility
  • can describe conceptual differences of eMobility, particular safety charging infrastructure (development, deployment and availability), payment and booking systems, fleet management
  • make holistic analysis and evaluate use cases

Course contents

  • strategic initiatives, stakeholder,
  • Charging devices
  • intermodal trip-planning, payment, booking,
  • safety systems, sensors, acoustic systems,
  • fleet management
  • freight logistics
  • research projects

Prerequisites

Introduction to Traffic Telematics, basic knowledge of technical devices, electronics and car technology

Literature

  • readers are provides in lecture, list of links:
  • http://www.goingelectric.de/
  • http://blog.wienenergie.at/tag/e-mobility/
  • http://adacemobility.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.emobility-web.de/blogs/
  • http://www.seewelle.de/blog/
  • http://www.teslafahren.at/

Assessment methods

  • exam and cooperation in the course / groupwork
Module Emphasis: Intelligent Transport Systems (MODV1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Driver Assistance Systems (FUS)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course explains the key elements of driver support systems. The underlying sensors and technologies are discussed and, based on this selected applications are explained.

Methodology

Lecture with interactive participation of students

Learning outcomes

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

  • classify Driver Assistance Systems into system architecture, driving task and kind of assistance and are able to describe the pros and cons of the systems
  • describe, the pros and cons of the used sensors like ultra sonic, GPS, Video, Lidar, Rad and operating mode
  • compare and describe the different car bus systems
  • describe the requirements for communication and positioning

Course contents

  • Location determination method, Car2X Communication, in vehicle bus systems, selected sensors. ABS, ADAS, as well as enhanced FUS

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Sensors and Transportation Technology

Literature

  • H. Winner / S. Hakuli / G. Wolf (2009): Handbuch Fahrerassistenzsysteme, Vieweg+Teubner
  • Rola Naja (2013): Wireless Vehicular Networks for Car Collision Avoidance, Springer

Assessment methods

  • written exam
Telematics in Logistics (TLOG)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course „ITS in logistics“ offers a concise insight into the transport logistics industry including cross-links to the ITS sector.

Methodology

- Presentations and discussions - Group works and discussions - Technical visits

Learning outcomes

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

  • use and manage basic terms in the context transport logistics in the national industry sector.
  • present the most important process steps (transport planning and execution) of transport logistics together with the associated technologies.
  • compare basic differences between traditional paper-based and innovative technology-based applications (in particular barcode vs. RFID, analogue vs. digital tachograph, transport tracking).

Course contents

  • Logistics (Basics and definitions),
  • IT in logistics (Comparison of Barcode and RFID),
  • Transport planning (Introduction into the core components of transport planning),
  • Tracking and tracing (Types and elements of tracing services),
  • Fleet management (Introduction into the core components of Fleet management).

Prerequisites

Modes of transport

Literature

  • Klatt, Gerhard (2016): Telematik in der Logistik, Wien (Skript). (Only available in German)

Assessment methods

  • Written course paper and presentation (30%), based on common group work. Minimum 50% are necessary for a positive grade.
  • Written examination (70%), based on individual performance evaluation. Minimum 50% are necessary for a positive grade and overall course evaluation.

Anmerkungen

Blocked course times are possible. Study visits to selected business organisations and/ or guest presentations by representatives of business organisations are possible.

Traffic Management (VMAN)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The lecture provides and overview of the state of the art in interurban traffic management. Besides technical and organizational basics the different traffic control applications and its benefits are discussed. At the end of the lecture, a visit of ASFINAG´s traffic management center in Vienna is organized to learn how the theoretical background provided in the lecture is used in operation.

Methodology

lecture, discussion, exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe goals and effects of interurban traffic management
  • describe the functionality and measures of interurban traffic management
  • select and plan suitable measures for identified issues on highways
  • interpret traffic data
  • determine costs and benefits for interurban traffic management measures
  • Develop system architectures for traffic management centres

Course contents

  • overview of traffic management systems
  • basics and guidelines
  • traffic engineering fundamentals
  • organizational aspects
  • planning of traffic control applications
  • traffic management applications
  • traffic measurement and control
  • overview of co-operational traffic management
  • system architectures in traffic management
  • project management and process models in traffic management
  • visit of ASFINAG´s traffic management center

Prerequisites

basics in traffic engineering and transportation planning, basics in IT

Literature

  • FGSV (2012): Hinweise zur Strukturierung einer Rahmenarchitektur für Intelligente Verkehrssysteme (IVS) in Deutschland – Notwendigkeit und Methodik
  • BASt (2011): Manfred Boltze, Philip Krüger, Achim Reusswig, Ingo Hillebrand; Internationale und nationale Telematik - Leitbilder und IST - Architekturen im Straßenverkehr, BASt - Bericht F 79
  • BASt (1999): „Merkblatt für die Ausstattung von Verkehrsrechner - und Unterzentralen“ (MARZ) 1999
  • BASt (2012): „Technische Lieferbedingungen für Streckenstationen“ (TLS) 2012
  • ASFINAG (2007): PLaNT 135.221.10 TLS over IP
  • ASFINAG (2007a): PLaNT 420.111.10 Kommunikationsrechner Inselbus 2
  • NERZ (2009): Arbeitskreis Verkehrsrechnerzentralen Systemarchitektur, V6.0, 2009, http://www.nerz-ev.de/www.nerz-ev.de/download/ftp/produkte/01-Basissystem/00%20Gesamt/SysArc_BSVRZ-Gesamt_FREI_V6.0_D2009-11-19.doc
  • ETSI (2009): Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Communications Architecture, ETSI EN 302 665, European Telecommunications Standards Institute
  • ETSI (2014): Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Vehicular Communications, Basic Set of Applications Part 2: Specification of Cooperative Awareness Basic Service; ETSI EN 302 637-2, European Telecommunications Standards Institute
  • ETSI (2014a): Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Vehicular Communications, Basic Set of Applications Part 3: Specification of Decentralized Environmental Notification Basic Service; ETSI EN 302 637-3, European Telecommunications Standards Institute
  • FGSV (1986): Verkehrssystemmanagement; Forschungsgesellschaft für das Straßen und Verkehrswesen, Köln
  • FGSV (2002): Verkehrsmanagement – Einsatzbereich und Einsatzgrenzen; FGSV - Arbeitspapier Nr. 56, Forschungsgesellschaft für das Straßen- und Verkehrswesen, Köln
  • FGSV (2003): Hinweise zur Strategieentwicklung im dynamischen Verkehrsmanagement; Forschungsgesellschaft für das Straßen- und Verkehrswesen, Köln
  • Boltze, Breser (2005): Vernetzung dynamischer Verkehrsbeeinflussungssysteme auf Ringstrukturen überörtlicher Straßen und städtischen Verkehrsnetzen unter Einsatz dynamischer, kollektiver Wechselverkehrszeichen. Berichte des BASt, Heft V132, Bergisch-Gladbach
  • Busch, Boltze, Dinkel, Jentsch (2006): Leitfaden für die Vernetzung dynamischer Verkehrsbeeinflussungssysteme im zuständigkeitsübergreifenden Verkehrsmanagement (Entwurf). München, Darmstadt
  • FGSV (2007): Hinweise zu Planung und Betrieb von Betreiber übergreifenden Netzsteuerungen in der Verkehrsbeeinflussung (Entwurf); Forschungsgesellschaft für das Straßen- und Verkehrswesen, Köln

Assessment methods

  • End exam
  • written examination of 90min

Anmerkungen

-

Module Emphasis: Smart Cities (MODV4)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Big Data in Smart Cities (BDSC)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course provides students an overview over the state-of-the-art topics in Big Data, looking in particular at data collection in Smart Cities (smartphones, sensors, Web, electronic toll collect, open government data), data storage and processing (scalable relational databases, Hadoop, Spark, etc.), extracting structured data from unstructured data, system issues (security, multicore processing), analytics (machine learning, data compressing, efficient algorithms), some aspects of visualization and a selected applications.

Methodology

Integrated course with exercise parts

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze and explain the challenges posed by Big Data (volume, velocity, variety), its sources and its potential impact for specific domain of the Smart Cities
  • differentiate between relational (SQL) and non-relational databases (NoSQL) and assess a suitable database system for a specific use case
  • make use of the suitable data curation tools based on the specified problem set (e.g. OpenRefine)
  • transfer specified problem set into Big Data application
  • employ advanced massive parallel programming paradigms (e.g. MapReduce) on basic problem sets (e.g. Text Mining)
  • specify the requirements for the Big Data framework and choose a suitable framework for a given the use case
  • implement basic Data Science applications in specified Big Data framework (e.g. Apache Spark), using provided framework functions (Streaming, Machine Learning)

Course contents

  • Distributed cluster computing (MapReduce)
  • NoSQL database systems
  • Structured / semi-structured data
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Machine learning

Prerequisites

- Database Systems & Data Management - Object-oriented Programming - Algorithms and Data structures

Literature

  • Zaharia, Matei et. al. (2015): Learning Spark, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Berger, Helmut et. al. (2014): Conquering Data in Austria
  • Verborgh, Ruben et. al. (2013): Using OpenRefine, Packt Publishing
  • Lakhe, Bhushan (2013): Practical Hadoop Security, Apress
  • Databricks, Databricks Spark Reference Applications, GitBook
  • Databricks, Databricks Spark Knowledge Base, GitBook
  • White, Tom (2013): Hadoop, The Definitive Guide, O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Assessment methods

  • continuous assessment
Urban Energy Systems (UEV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module Emphasis: Transport Planning (MODV3)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Traffic Models (VMOD)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Students learn to use VISUM und VISSIM to model and simulate real traffic situations. Methods of traffic models are discussed.

Methodology

Lecture and computer exercises, Excursion

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the functioning of traffic models
  • create a traffic network including traffic services and to calculate the demand on the base of a 4-step model
  • simulate the traffic flows for private and public transport via VISUM.
  • perform simple macroscopic transport case studies, such as changing the traffic demand for a line extension in public transport.
  • deal with microscopic issues, such as changing the travel time due to a construction site
  • do an intersection simulation via VISSIM.

Course contents

  • developing a traffic model
  • operation of traffic models
  • methods and data bases for traffic demand calculation
  • traffic demand modeling
  • route choice and assignment in private and in public transport
  • determination of the traffic flow via VISUM
  • basics of the traffic flow theory
  • verification of the capacity of intersections

Prerequisites

Transport Basics 1 +2, Public Transport, Introduction to Traffic Telematics

Literature

  • PTV AG (2014): VISUM 14 - Grundlagen
  • PTV AG (2014): VISUM 14 - Benutzerhandbuch
  • PTV AG (2014): VISSIM 7 - Grundlagen
  • PTV AG (2014): VISSIM 7 – Benutzerhandbuch
  • Schnabel W. / Lohse D. (2011): Grundlagen der Straßenverkehrstechnik und der Verkehrsplanung, Band 1 und Band 2, 3. Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Project presentation
  • End exam
Traffic Sociology (VSOZ)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic knowledge in social sciences: definition, methods for analysis, explanation, prognosis and influencing of experience and actions of traffic participants, conditions and consequences of mobility behaviour

Methodology

lecture, group work, discussion, presentation

Learning outcomes

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

  • specify (societal) determining factors of mobility behaviour.
  • specify societal consequences of mobility.
  • specify, explain and apply paradigms and theories (attitude change and change of behaviour)

Course contents

  • Methods and fields of interest of social sciences, societal conditions of mode choice, Social and environmental compatibility of various traffic modes, application of paradigms and theories (attitude change and change of behaviour); conditions for sustainable actions

Prerequisites

Transport Basics 1 +2, Public Transport, Green Mobility

Literature

  • Flade, A. (1994): Mobilitätsverhalten, BELTZ
  • Chaloupka-Risser, C./Risser, R./Zuzan, W.-D. (2011): Verkehrspsychologie, Facultas
  • Groß, M. (2011): Handbuch Umweltsoziologie, (Hrsg.), VS Verlag
  • Rammler, S. (2014): Schubumkehr – Die Zukunft der Mobilität, Fischer

Assessment methods

  • group work
  • presentation
  • final exam
Module 53 Project 2 (MOD53)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Project 2 (PA2)
German / ILV
6.00
4.00

Course description

Starting to Implementation the project specified in the 3rd semester. project is located in the area of traffic and environment based on knowledge of sensorics, telecom, and computer science.

Methodology

Semester spanning projects dealing with sensor technology / electronics, telecommunication and programming. The projects are run by groups of students covering semester 3 to 5.

Learning outcomes

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

  • plan a project
  • write a technical project documentation
  • apply marketing spects on the project

Course contents

  • Project planning
  • Marketing
  • Technical documentation
  • Live demonstration
  • Project presentation

Prerequisites

- Project 1 - all courses of 4th semesters

Literature

  • Whitepapers
  • Tutorials
  • Depending on type of project

Assessment methods

  • Project settlement and project results
Working Scientifically (WA)
German / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course consists of 3 parts (4th /5th /6th semesters):- Exposition of the base elements of working scientifically on foundation of the guide version 2013 (4th semester)- Draft of a question catalog for the first advice conversations with the own supervisor of the bachelor work (4th semesters)- literature enquiry and correct quotation (4th semester + homework over summer months) to be worked out in writing- first research question and hypothesis formulations due to the bachelor work of one's own (5th semester)- Meeting of the drafts in the plenum (5th semester)- Individual coachings according to individual main focuses (5th semesters)- Execution of the warming-up presentations in front of the lectures' staff (6th semester)

Methodology

- Meeting of the drafts in the plenum (5th semester) - Individual coachings according to individual main emphases (5th semester) - Preparations for the warming-up presentations in front of the staff (6th semester)

Learning outcomes

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

  • draw up the structure of a bachelor work and particularly relevant operative research activities with the help of the ‘Guideline for Bachelorpaper and Master Thesis’ (version 2013) in the context of a written examination as well as to excerpt the state-of-the-art of scientific literature under mentioning of the central key concepts of the subject area and to maintain into the knowledge database CITAVI in a correct way of quoting (LO1).
  • to work out a first outline based on ‘The components of a Bachelorpaper’ (Essl, 2015) for the first coaching appointment with their Bachelor supervisors (a) to the structure of the Bachelorpaper in form of a proposal and (b) the project schedule in form of a Gantt chart and verbally to account for both the bachelor title and the research question discussed by means of quoted research literature with respect to the current state-of-the-art and developed as a knowledge subject for the respective bachelor work (LO2).
  • verify causal and circular effect connections in the form of hypotheses and to define in writing with the help of theoretical models and to make an empirically comprehensible method choice in view of claimed causal connections (based on their hypotheses) and to be more precise under a written mentioning (a) of the respective methodical knowledge possibilities and (b) of the simultaneously effective methodical knowledge limitations (LO3).
  • develope an investigation design as a flow chart graphically justified methodologically for their bachelor work and given reasons for their action phases in this and to assess the data quality of their available data sources using their research issue and (possible) hypotheses and using the well-founded method choice knowledge critically and therefore also source critically (LO4).
  • analyze the discovered results in view of research question(s) and hypotheses in the small group coaching and to interpret conclusions from the analyzed results in the seminar group and to integrate in the current state-of-the-art (scientific discourse) with reference to relevant literature sources (LO5).
  • evaluate and then to optimize or to correct mutually written text samples correspondingly into peer to peer reviews on stylistic and logical strengths and weaknesses with reference to the workbook ‘Writing scientific English’ of Tim Skern (LO6).
  • generate technology scientific recommendations of their bachelor results in the chapter ‘Conclusions’ in the form of new and open questions and legitimize with an additional reference also on technology scientific cover disciplines (f.i. traffic sociology, -psychology, -planning, medicine, environmental sciences etc.) and to position the topics and titles socio-technically in the warming-up bachelor presentations for the 6th semester and to open and to defend hereby a broader social, economic and ethical workshop discussion in form of a students’ and lecturers’ hearing situation (LO7).

Course contents

  • Presentation of the guide to the constitution of a Bachelor Work (version 2013)
  • In which way does IMRAD help me at the construction of a Bachelor work?
  • How one interprets scientific literature and empirical sources in the context of the state of the art?
  • How does one quote scientific sources correctly?
  • Why is a variable based theory model helpful to the wording of a science-oriented question?
  • Why do hypotheses help us focussing empirical indicators?
  • How do I determine the quality of data sources?
  • How do I account for the method choice used empirically in proportion to research question, hypothesis, data quality and ethics?

Prerequisites

no previous knowledge necessary, therefore working in gradually into the topics of the bachelor work of one's own (as of 4th semester)

Literature

  • Günter Essl, Karl Göschka, Susanne Teschl (2013), Leitfaden Bachelorarbeit Master Thesis V2013.
  • Skern, T. (2011), Writing scientific English: A workbook, 2nd. ed, Facultas Verlag, Wien.

Assessment methods

  • Cooperation
  • Homework
  • Prepared material for coaching
  • Prepared material for warming-up presentations + defense of the bachelor work in hearing situation

Anmerkungen

Respect to Tim Skern: constantly new editions - therefore 2011 & 2012 also valid.

Module 54 ICT 5 (MOD54)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Network Security (NWS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to essential aspects of IT Security with a particular focus on network security

Methodology

Lecture, Exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • name and explain Basic Security concepts (eg CIA triad, firewall, intrusion detection, etc.)
  • to categorize the cryptographic methods and explain their different applications
  • Enumerate threats to the IT infrastructure and assign corresponding countermeasures
  • to develop security plans for Backup and System Update
  • to identify methods of authentication and authorization

Course contents

  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication & Authorization
  • Database Security
  • Malicious Software
  • Denial-of-Service Attacks & Intrusion Detection
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Internet Security
  • Network Security

Prerequisites

Network Engineering basics

Literature

  • Stallings, William. / Brown, Lawrie.(2012): Computer Security Principles and Practice, Pearson

Assessment methods

  • written exam
  • exercises
Wireless Communication (WC)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course covers the architecture of radio-based communication networks and their applications.

Methodology

Powerpoint lectureLecture notes and specificationsExamplesSelf-study of special topicsElaboration of exercises (teamwork)followed by a discussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain and to evaluate the architecture of radio-based communications networks and services, as well as their associated application fields in traffic telematics
  • to analyze radio-based applications (e.g. RFID & NFC) as well as to validate and present their technological advantages and disadvantages

Course contents

  • Evolution of the network architecture of radio-based communication networks from 2G to 5G
  • History of wireless and mobile communications
  • Application fields of GSM, GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, satellite communications, mobile IP, Voice over IP, RFID & NFC
  • Modern applications of wireless communication networks, e.g. in biometrics, smart home and smart office
  • Security aspects in wireless communication networks

Prerequisites

Technical English

Literature

  • Greiner, Thomas (2013); RFID in der Verkehrstelematik, Grin
  • Hoheisl, Ralf (2012); Informationstechnik, Telekommunikation, Neue Netze., Europa-Lehrmittel, Auflage: 6
  • Homla, Harry. / Toskala, Antti (2011); LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced, John Wiley & Sons, Auflage: 2. Auflage Greiner, Thomas (2013); RFID in der Verkehrstelematik, Grin

Assessment methods

  • Exercises
  • Presentations
Module 55 Personal and Business Skills 5 (MOD55)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Advanced Communication English (ADC)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2+, students engage with apply approaches to, and language and structures for preparing and holding technical project presentations and structuring and writing abstracts and/or short scientific papers.

Methodology

Seminar: DIscussions, individual and team presentations, writing assignments

Learning outcomes

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

  • present a technical project effectively, fluently and confidently in English
  • structure and write abstracts and/or short scientific papers according to the language-related and formal criteria given

Course contents

  • Structuring presentations
  • Useful language for presentations
  • Preparing and holding the final oral BVU team project presentation
  • Abstract vs. Executive Summary
  • Structuring and writing the Bachelor thesis abstract

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2+

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Privacy, Skriptum
  • Aktuelle Handouts und audiovisuelle Unterstützung
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Process Models (PZM)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course shows how business processes are defined, modeled and implemented

Methodology

Lecture, Exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • enumerate the possible applications of business processes
  • recreate processes with Petri nets
  • interpret the modeling syntax of the most important ARIS models (organization chart, value chain diagram, Event-Driven Process Chain and Advanced Event-driven Process Chain)
  • describe and explain the BPMN modeling syntax
  • model processes according ARIS or BPMN modelling notation

Course contents

  • Introduction to Business Processes
  • Definition and Modelling
  • Event driven Process Chains
  • ARIS
  • BPMN

Literature

  • Gadatsch, A. (2012): Grundkurs Geschäftsprozess-Management: Methoden und Werkzeuge für die IT-Praxis: Eine Einführung für Studenten und Praktiker, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • final written exam

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 61 Internship Supervision (MOD61)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Internship Supervision (PSB)
German / SO
6.00
4.00

Course description

Organizational and technical supervising of students during the internship

Methodology

Reporting, progress and status reports, presentation of intermediate results

Learning outcomes

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

  • write status reports of ongoing work
  • write a final report on the internship
  • write a self-reflected work on the internship

Course contents

  • Organization of internship and documentation as well as reporting on the practical work

Prerequisites

all courses of semesters 1 to 5

Literature

  • depending on selected topic

Assessment methods

  • Assessing the quality of the reports, including the punctuality
Module 62 Internship (MOD62)
German / kMod
21.00
-
Internship (BP)
German / SO
21.00
0.00

Course description

Internship at company

Methodology

Integration in business team at a company

Learning outcomes

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

  • identefy and describe own knowledge and competences for work in a company
  • work in a company team and describe processes of the company

Course contents

  • Work on project in a company

Prerequisites

all courses of semesters 1 to 5

Literature

  • depending on work

Assessment methods

  • Assessment by company supervisor following the rules of UAS Technikum Wien internship assessment
Module 63 Bachelor's acquisition (MOD63)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Bachelor's seminar (BSE)
German / SO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Substantive debate and reflection of the 2nd bachelor's thesis

Methodology

supervision within small groups or individually

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop a concept for a Bachelor's thesis
  • structure the topic for a Bachelor's thesis and to write according to the guidelines of the FH Technikum Wien

Course contents

  • structure of Bachelor's thesis
  • scientific statement

Prerequisites

all modules of semsters 1 to 5

Literature

  • depending on selected topic

Assessment methods

  • the concept of work (problem statement, target audience, research question and scientific methods, ...) as well as punctuality and progress