Telecommunications and Internet Technologies: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Master's degree program Telecommunications and Internet Technologies. 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
Communication Networks 1 (M13)
English / iMod
6.00
-
Communication Networks and Internet (CNAI)
English / SE, FL
6.00
4.00

Course description

Introduction to architectures and protocols of modern communications networks and the Internet

Learning outcomes

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

  • • explain the reference models used in Telecommunications and Internet
  • • explain the basic network architectures and communications protocols currently used in Telecommunications and the Internet as well as their message flows
  • • explain the architectures and protocols currently used in local area networks
  • • explain the functioning of internetworking devices (e.g. switches, routers, ...)
  • • calculate subnet masks and explain VLSM/CIDR
  • • explain the architectures and protocols currently used in broadband access networks and wide area networks
  • • explain the concepts of NFV, SDN and cloudification of communications networks

Course contents

  • • Reference models in Telecommunications and Interne
  • • Network architectures and communication protocols in Telecommunications and Internet
  • • Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
  • • Message flows in communication networks
  • • Local Area Networks
  • • Internetworking Devices
  • • Subnet Mask and VLSM/CIDR
  • • Wide Area Neworks
  • • Broadband Access Networks
  • • NFV and SDN

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements

Literature

  • • Douglas E. Comer: Computer Networks and Internets; Prentice Hall; 5th edition (April 2008)
  • • Andrew S. Tanenbaum / David J. Wetherall; Computer Networks; Prentice Hall; 5 edition (October 2010)
  • • Rajendra Chayapathi, Syed F. Hassan; NFV with a touch of SDH; Addison-Wesley(2017)
  • • Kent Hundley: Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks Self-Study Guide; Wiley Publishing Inc. 2009
  • • Relevant IETF RFCs
  • • Relevant IEEE 802.x spezification

Assessment methods

  • Exercises
  • 2 written exam (Moodle)
Credit Courses 1 (M14)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Credit Course Pot A (M14A)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course RFID and NFC 1 (CCRN)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

RFID & NFC technology is used in very different fields of application. This course provides an overview of the technology and provides hands-on experience in the development of RFID / NFC applications on microcontrollers and smartphones.

Methodology

lectures / live demos, group work, presentations by students

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basic properties of RFID & NFC-Systems
  • analyze and evaluate advantages and disadvantages of RFID & NFC-Systems
  • implement simple programs on a microcontroller

Course contents

  • Basic knowledge of RFID and NFC
  • Area of use (industry, commerce etc.)
  • System elements (transponder, air interface, R/W-Device), components
  • Problem areas
  • Programming microcontrollers

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements. Basic programming skills

Literature

  • Relevant papers and literature for further reading will be presented in the course.

Assessment methods

  • Presentation of a relevant topic
  • Presentation of a scientific paper
  • Presentation and discussion of developed application

Anmerkungen

1. Re-examination: 10.01.2019

Credit Course TCP/IP Networking with Linux 1 (CCNWL)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course offers an introduction to the usage of GNU/Linux systems, in particular with the focus on using the command line interface (shell).

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the functionality of shell scripts
  • evaluate the functionality of Linux based firewalls for given rule sets

Course contents

  • shell and system programs
  • GNU/Linux installation (boot process, HDD partitioning, file systems)
  • configuration of GNU/Linux systems (user management, networking)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Computer Networks: Fifth Edition. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2010.
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Modern Operating Systems, Fourth Edition. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2014.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (regular homeworks) and final examination
Credit Course User Centered Design (CCUCD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the development of systems is often forgotten on the actual users of these systems. The user centered design approach focuses on the user in order to achieve a better user experience. This includes any kind of direct or indirect interaction and is industry independent. The development includes all areas such as Software, web, mobile applications (for example, apps), technical devices, and more. The use of User Centered Design measures brings with it a decisive quality advantage. These aspects are taught in the course.

Methodology

Lecture of theoretical fundamentals individual work group work discussions

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain the user centered design process and to carry out concrete planning measures
  • To differentiate and plan the individual phases of the user centered design process and apply simple methods
  • Explain the importance and benefits of the User Centered Design process

Course contents

  • Teaching theoretical basics about individual phases of the UCD: analysis, design, prototyping, quality assurance (testing)
  • In particular, the critical consideration of the various application possibilities, risk factors and pitfalls within different organizational cultures and project types is supported

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to entry requirements.

Literature

  • Interaction Design - beyond human computer interaction, Preece Jenny, Rogers Yvonne, Sharp Helen, 2012, Wiley
  • Rocket Surgery made easy, Krug Steve, 2010, New Riders
  • Don't make me think, Krug Steve, 2006, New Riders
  • The powerpoint slides of this course show, what parts of the books are relevant

Assessment methods

  • LV immanent performance appraisal, current practice examples

Anmerkungen

However, regular participation is recommended because the exercises are discussed in detail in the course and partially started.

Credit Course Pot B (M14B)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Digital Radio and TV Systems 1 (CCDRT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course gives an introduction into the history of broadcasting (from analog to digital). It discusses bandwidth and signals in broadcast systems, audio and video compression methods, coding technologies in DVB systems, signal processing and modulation in DVB-T/T2, as well as the terrestrial reception problems with digital signals.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the technical reason why digitalization in broadcast systems was necessary.
  • describe the signal flow diagram from encoding to broadcast via antenna.

Course contents

  • Short History of Broadcast Systems (from analog to digital)
  • Digital signal processing (MPEG-TS, DVB)
  • Coding technologies in DVB-T/T2 systems
  • Digital transmission systems (DVB-T/T2)
  • Problems with transmitting and receiving of DVB Signals

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements

Literature

  • Walter Fischer: Digitale Fernseh- und Hörfunktechnik in Theorie und Praxis (Dritte Auflage); Springer; ISBN-13: 978-3642150463
  • Ulrich Reimers: DVB-Digitale Fernsehtechnik (3.Auflage); Springer

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and written examination on 2 possible dates within the semester

Anmerkungen

Exam: 15.11.2019 2nd attempt: 10.01.2020

Credit Course Pot C (M14C)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Internet of Things and Telecommunications 1 (IoTT1)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects the physical world of things to the Internet and enables a large number of new interesting applications and services. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) wireless technology standard. It is standardized by the 3GPP telecommunications industry. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project and 3GPP IoT technologies include LTE Cat M1 (eMTC) and LTE Cat NB1 (NB-IoT) as well as EC-GSM IoT. NarrowBand IoT enables full coverage of IoT devices over existing mobile systems. NB-IoT is part of the 5G network in Europe.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basics about Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and its application and the relationship and differences to other technologies like 6LoWPAN, LoRaWAN and Trends and IoT alliances
  • explain the 6lowpan protocol stack, LoRaWAN, addressing, mesh topologies, Internet integration
  • explain IoT applications in home and building automation, industrial automation, in the telecommunications industry

Course contents

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • IoT use cases
  • NarrowBand IOT (3GGP), LTE Cat 1, LTE Cat 0, LTE Cat M1 (eMTC), LTE Cat NB1 (NB-IoT)
  • Markets and alliances, "Thread Group" alliance Google
  • 6LoWPAN, Sigfox, LoRa/LoRaWAN, DASH7

Prerequisites

nothing

Literature

  • http://www.3gpp.org/news-events/3gpp-news/1733-niot
  • "6LoWPAN the wireles embedded internet", Zach Shelby,Carsten Bormann
  • https://www.threadgroup.org/technology/ourtechnology

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
Credit Course Pot D (M14D)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Digital Broadcast and Mobile Network Lab 1 (CCDBM)
English / LAB
1.50
1.00

Course description

The courses deals with the analysis of communication between mobile devices and provider and the possibilities to intercept/manipulate the communication in mobile radio networks

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify security leaks in mobile radio networks
  • analyze and evaluate the communication in a mobile radio network

Course contents

  • Network infrastructure in mobile radio networks
  • Security mechanisms and security leaks in mobile radio networks
  • Analysis of communication in mobile radio networks
  • Simulation of an OTA-Attack

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Gunnar Heine: GSM Networks: Protocols, Terminilogy and Implementation, ISBN 0-89006-471-7

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
Credit Course iPhone App Development 1 (CCiAD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course, the students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of iOS application development. Throughout the course, they develop several small applications which all cover common functionalities of typical iOS applications.

Methodology

- Introductional lectures for every topic - Stand-alone exercises for a better understanding of the theoretical topics - Implementation of multiple applications with constant guidance and coaching by the lecturer - Continuously extension of these apps using new learned features

Learning outcomes

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

  • The students are able to describe the architecture of the iOS platform and are able to describe its features.
  • The students know the necessary Design Patterns to implement common functionalities of iOS Apps.
  • The students are able to implement iOS Apps using the currently most relevant toolchain.

Course contents

  • iOS Plattform Overview
  • Toolchain
  • Swift Basics
  • Design Patterns
  • Usage of important APIs
  • Implementation of basic functions

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in Oject-Oriented Programming

Literature

  • https://developer.apple.com/documentation

Assessment methods

  • Moodle Quizes
  • Small coding exercises
  • Delivery of a final project
Credit Course Pot E (M14E)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Internet of Energy 1 (CCIE)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Greenhouse effect and climate change as well as growing global energy demand require fundamental changes in the world of energy networks. Decentral complementary to central, renewable instead of fossil - these are the keywords which pave the way on the one hand for a new way of energy networking while confronting network operators on the other hand with new challenging questions. Networks should migrate from transmission- and distribution and energy meters will become Smart Meters. These changes together with paradigm shifts from "Supply follows Demand" towards "Demand follows Supply" - the so called Demand Side Management - require new Information- and Communication Technologies. The consequence is a convergence of IT, Telecommunication and Energy. We are building the Internet of Energy. In the lecture "Internet of Energy" the requirements for future energy networks will be shown and a potential migration path starting from todays energy networks via Smart Metering towards Smart Grids is discussed. The corresponding enabling technologies are presented and the main processes and operational management aspects are highlighted. A special focus will be given to the topic security.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify and explain the technical and organizational requirements and needs of Smart Grids.
  • evaluate the pros and cons of smart metering.

Course contents

  • Smart Metering
  • Smart Grid

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Stephen F. Bush: Smart Grid: Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid, Wiley – IEEE, Hardcover, March 31, 2014

Assessment methods

  • End exam or students work out selected topics in group work.
Credit Course Pot F (M14F)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Pot G (M14G)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Communication and Information Processing in the Human Brain (CCIP)
English / SE, FL
1.50
1.00

Course description

The world we live in only exists in our heads. It is constructed in our brain from digital data received from our sense organs. Around 80% of this world is not based on data, but on guesses. In this lecture you learn how humans construct the world from sensory input.

Methodology

facte to face distant learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the process of perception in technical terms
  • explain how a specific sensory organ processes information

Course contents

  • How do our eyes, ears and tactile senses work.
  • Coding of sensory input in our nervous system
  • Processing of these data in the brain

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • see german version

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment
Credit Course pot H (M14H)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Windows Server 1 (WS1)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course is designed to serve basic information about Windows Server architecture and corresponding Management tools

Methodology

Based on Hyper-V virtualization as well as powershell administration, we will build simple lab-exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand powershell
  • know windows server basics
  • initial install server systems

Course contents

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Powershell 5

Prerequisites

Microsoft operating system knowledge Basics of virtualization, networks and operating systems

Assessment methods

  • LAB-exercises with moodle upload

Anmerkungen

There is alimited amount of laptops available. Please bring along your own hyper-v capable device (also Mac with VMware is OK)

Network Technologies 1 (M12)
English / iMod
6.00
-
IP Network Platforms and Planning (IPNP)
English / LAB, FL
6.00
4.00

Course description

Planning, simulation, configuration and operation of IP networks, network elements and server infrastructure

Learning outcomes

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

  • plan architecture, protocol stacks, interfaces, addresses, routing, ... of IPv4 networks
  • explain routing, DNS, DHCP, Firewalls and ACLs
  • simulate IP networks and protocols in a simulation environment
  • configure network elements in the simulator or in practice
  • configure server infrastructure for network services and to operate them
  • sniff protocol headers and analyze them
  • Using standard networking tools e.g. Wireshark and PuTTY

Course contents

  • Platforms in telecommunications and the Internet
  • Configuration of network elements and server infrastructure
  • Design of LANs and IP networks
  • Configure and manage DNS and DHCP servers
  • Configure firewalls and ACLs
  • Routing, internetworking
  • Simulation of LANs and IP networks
  • Functional analysis and troubleshooting of LANs

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Relevant IETF RFCs
  • Selected Whitepapers from manufacturers of network components

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of laboratory exercises / simulation exercises documented by students in lab protocols
  • Presentation of a relevant topic
  • Moodle-Quiz
Nontechnical Subjects 1 (M15)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Advanced Writing and Presentations (AWP)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course will teach students advanced techniques for the production and presentation of an academic conference paper.

Methodology

- Lecture - Group work - Student Presentations - Mini workshops

Learning outcomes

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

  • write an academic paper suitable for giving at a conference
  • be able to present that paper in a skilled and absorbing way

Course contents

  • Conference Paper Analysis
  • Producing a Conference Paper and Advanced Writing Techniques
  • Academic Presentation Skills
  • Presentations

Prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor Program

Literature

  • See Moodle

Assessment methods

  • 50% SWOT Analysis Conference Paper; 50% Presentation of Conference Paper

Anmerkungen

See Moodle for more information

Leadership (LS)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course provides an overview of the latest practice and current theories of leadership. One of the course’s fundamental components will be the student’s reflection of their behaviour about particular issues concerning leadership in project management.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify and to explain tasks and instruments of leadership (for example delegation, agreement on objectives).
  • explain classical management models (for example leading continuum, Maturity Model) and to apply to practical examples.
  • describe different assumptions about human nature (for example McGregor) and to derive the consequences for the leading of co-workers.

Course contents

  • Leadership styles and instruments (for example staff appraisal)
  • Motivation, promotion and development of employees
  • Leadership functions versus professional tasks
  • Consequence of “not leading”
  • Role of the leader in a change process
  • Dealing with crises, success and failures
  • Agile Leading

Literature

  • Daft, R. (2008): New Era of Management, Mason/Ohio:Thomson
  • Pettinger, R. (2007): Introduction to Management, Houndmills/Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Schermerhorn, J. (2008): Management, Hoboken/New Jersey: John Wiley

Anmerkungen

none

Telecommunications Law (TCL)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course deals with different legal aspects of the use of telecommunication technologies

Methodology

Lecture case studies

Learning outcomes

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

  • assess marketing measures by using telecommunication technologies from a legal perspective
  • answer basic questions regarding the conclusion of contracts and consumer protection law in relation to distance sellin
  • discuss the legal framework of the online use of copyright-protected content

Course contents

  • Selected chapters of european E-Commerce Law
  • European consumer protection law in relation to distance selling
  • European coyright law and telecommunication

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Lodder/Murray, EU Regulation of E-Commerce (2017)
  • Donath, Konsumentenschutzrecht, zweite Auflage (2015)
  • Deixel-Hübner/Kolba, Handbuch Verbraucherrecht
  • Janisch/Mader, E-Business, fünfte Auflage (2016)
  • Damjanovic et al., Grundzüge des Telekommunikationsrechts, dritte Auflage (2017)

Assessment methods

  • Written Exam or speech
Telecommunications Systems (M11)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Telecommunication Engineering (TCE)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course discusses the statistical and information theoretical foundations of source coding methods in Telecommunication Engineering, in particular with a focus on: - Modeling memoryless information sources - Modeling information sources with memory

Methodology

Lecture and discussion of examples by the lecturer

Learning outcomes

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

  • Calculate information theoretical parameters for memoryless information sources (e.g. information content of symbols, entropy)
  • Analyze Markov sources and to calculate missing probabilities based on the Markov diagram
  • Calculate information theoretical parameters for information sources with memory (e.g. conditional entropy, joint entropy)

Course contents

  • Information sources in Telecommunications
  • Information content and entropy
  • Markov sources, conditional entropy, joint entropy
  • Source coding and its applicationBasic knowledge according to the admission requirements. in data compression

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Assessment methods

  • Written exam

Anmerkungen

Exam: October 24th, 2018 Retake-exam: November 21st, 2018 16:10

Telecommunication Systems (TCS)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course introduces the concept and architecture of multimedia services via the Internet based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

Methodology

Integrated Course

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the architecture of SIP based networks
  • describe the roles of various SIP network elements
  • outline SIP protocol procedures.

Course contents

  • Systematic introduction into functionality and architecture of Session Initiation Protocol:
  • SIP trapezoid model
  • SIP network elements
  • Basic SIP procedures (registration, session setup and tear down)
  • Important SIP protocol extensions

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Alan Johnston (2012): SIP, Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol; Artech House
  • Relevant IETF RFCs

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication Networks 2 (M23)
English / iMod
6.00
-
Mobile and Wireless Systems (MWS)
English / SE, FL
6.00
4.00

Course description

Introduction to mobile communication and wireless access networks

Methodology

Lectures & two written exams

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the architecture of current mobile networks and to describe the functions of the network elements.
  • explain the technical implementation of mobile radio network procedures (like network attachment, connection setup, handover, connection release, e.g.) and the related signaling mechanisms between the network elements.
  • explain the physical layer technologies used on the radio interface (digital modulation schemes, multiplex and multiple access methods, antenna technologies, e.g.) and to model them using mathematical methods.
  • explain multiplexing and multiple access methods as well as media access mechanisms used in wireless systems.

Course contents

  • Network architectures, network elements and protocols in mobile communications systems (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, LTE, ...)
  • Radio systems for IoT devices (NB-IoT, Lora, …)
  • Procedures and signaling in mobile systems
  • Physical layer technologies on the radio interface

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Deepening & optional: Martin Sauter: From GSM to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband; Third Edition, Wiley 2017

Assessment methods

  • Two written exams
Credit Courses 2 (M24)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Credit Course Pot A (M24A)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course TCP/IP Networking with Linux 2 (CCNL)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course covers the usage of GNU/Linux systems for servers, in particular with the focus on: - hard disk setups - centralized user management

Learning outcomes

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

  • compare the performance of different software RAID setups
  • check the configuration of LDAP based user management under GNU/Linux and to identify possible errors in doing so

Course contents

  • software RAID
  • logical volume management
  • centralized user management with LDAP

Prerequisites

Linux Command Line Interface (Shell)

Literature

  • David A. Patterson, Garth Gibson, and Randy H. Katz. A casefor redundant arrays of inexpensivedisks (raid). In SIGMOD '88: Proceedings of the 1988 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of data, pages 109-116, New York, NY, USA, 1988.ACM.
  • AJ Lewis, LVM HOWTO. (2006) [Online]. Available: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/index.html
  • The OpenLDAP Project, OpenLDAP Software 2.4 Administrator's Guide. (2014) [Online]. Available: http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (regular homeworks) and end exam
Credit Course Pot B (M24B)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Android App Development 1 (CCAD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course RFID and NFC 2 (CCRN)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

NFC enabled smartphones and devices with NFC air interface became more important regarding industry 4.0. Information about the specified protocols, data rates, and formats are placed in this course.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design an NFC tag-based application
  • evaluate different NFC modes regarding their technical parameterization
  • compare RFID and NFC

Course contents

  • Definition of NFC
  • Architecture
  • NFC data exchange format (NDEF)
  • Compatibility with RFID
  • Operating modes
  • Field of applications
  • Problem areas

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Finkenzeller, Klaus.(2012: RFID-Handbuch: Grundlagen und praktische Anwendungen von Transpondern, kontaktlosen Chipkarten und NFC, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG; Auflage: 6., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage
  • Igoe, Tim/ Coleman, Don/ Jepson, Brian. 2014: NFC mit Android und Arduino; O'Reilly Verlag; Auflage: 1

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
Credit Course User Experience Design (CCUED)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

UID Basics and introduction into User Centred Design methods

Methodology

lightning talks, discussions, group work, small exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • define UX Design methods and name their (dis)advantages as well as intended use
  • name and define ux design guidelines
  • create UX prototypes and validate them with user based tests

Course contents

  • UX Definitions and Design-Guidelines
  • UX Prototyping (tool based)
  • UX Evaluation (in a lab environment)

Prerequisites

basics of computer science

Literature

  • Neuro Web Design, What makes them click? Weinschenk Susan, 2009, New Riders
  • About Face - Interface and Interaction Design Cooper Alan, Reimann Robert, Cronin David, 2010, mitp
  • Universal Principles of Design, Lidwell William, Holden Kritina, Butler Jil, 2010, Rockport Publishers
  • The powerpoint slides of this course show, what parts of the books are relevant

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment

Anmerkungen

However, regular participation is recommended as the exercises are discussed in detail in the course and partially started.

Credit Course Pot C (M24C)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Digital Radio and TV Systems 2 (CCDRS)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course gives an overview about the digital transmission technologies in DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2 and DAB/DAB+ systems as far as LTE/Broadcast functionalities.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the technical differences of the variousDVB Systems and show there robustness in comparison to analog systems
  • explain all necessary quality parameters (e.g. C/N) of a digital transmission chain

Course contents

  • Digital signal processing and digital transmission systems
  • DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2, DAB+, DRM, DRM+, LTE/Broadcast

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Walter Fischer: Digitale Fernseh-und Hörfunktechnik in Theorie und Praxis (3.Auflage); Springer
  • Ulrich Reimers: DVB-Digitale Fernsehtechnik (3.Auflage); Springer
  • 3gpp Rel. 14

Assessment methods

  • presentation / written examination

Anmerkungen

exam date: 12.04.2019 / repeat exam: 07.06.2019

Credit Course Software Architectures and Modeling (CCSAM)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course teaches the fundamentals of modeling. The students will learn the relevant modeling techniques of the areas business process modeling, system modeling and data modeling. The abstraction of complex matters by modeling is an essential learning outcome for the students.

Learning outcomes

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

  • abstract business process flows of given problem statements and to model the defined business process flows by business process diagrams (Process map, VACD, (e)EPC, BPD).
  • abstract system functionalities and actors of given system descriptions and to model them with UML Use Case Diagrams.
  • describe flows of system functionalities (Use Cases) by Use Case Specifications according to the RUP style.
  • abstract structures of data storage and to model them by Entity Relationship Diagrams.
  • acknowledge and define connections between business processes of an enterprise and their support by system processes.

Course contents

  • Modeling fundamentals – Modeling theory
  • Business process modeling: (extended) Event-Driven Process Chain ((e)EPC)
  • Business process modeling: Business Process Model and Notation(BPMN)
  • System modeling/ UML modeling: Use Case Diagram
  • System modeling/ UML modeling: Use Case Specification
  • Data Modeling: Entity Relationship Diagram/ Model (ERM)
  • From business process to application

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements

Literature

  • Rupp, C. / Zengler, B. / Queins, S. (2004): UML 2 Glasklar, Carl Hanser Verlag. 3. Auflage.
  • Allweyer, T. (2005): Geschäftsprozessmanagement – Strategie, Entwurf, Implementierung, Controlling. W3L-Verlag.

Assessment methods

  • Exercises (20%), final exam (80%)
Credit Course Pot D (M24D)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Agile Software Development (CCASD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course students learn about the fundamentals of agile project management based on the SCRUM approach, with additional aspects like effort estimation and the pre project phase. Develop knowhow on agile project management methods. Discuss further agile topics based on student presentations.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define agile projects, to initialize projects and to discuss and to analyze the use of agile project management
  • discuss and apply agile project management methods based on a project description
  • attend on effort estimation process

Course contents

  • Agile Project management models with focus on software and IT projects:
  • Pre Project phase
  • Differences between classical models and agile approaches
  • SCRUM as process
  • SCRUM roles
  • Effort estimation biases and process

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Kenneth S. Rubin: Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)) Paperback, August 5, 2012

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
  • Students presentation
Credit Course Pot E (M24E)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Android App Development 2 (CCAAD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course, students will learn how to develop Android apps using Android Studio.

Methodology

lectures / live demos, online trainings, presentations by students

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop and design a simple Android app with Android Studio and the use of the Android debugging tools
  • install and test the app in the emulator and the phone

Course contents

  • Android Studio and debugging tools
  • Implementation of an Android app

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements. The learning objectives are individually oriented to the respective previous knowledge of the students (Beginner, Advanced Learner and Pro Track)

Literature

  • Android Developer Page: http://developer.android.com/index.html
  • Udacity course: Developing Android Apps: https://www.udacity.com/course/developing-android-apps--ud853

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Presentation and discussion of the developed app
Credit Course Error Correcting Codes (ECC)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This Course will provide a deeper view about error correcting codes. Especially following Codes will be the topic of discussions: Reed Muller code and its special realization Hadamard Code, cyclic Codes like BCH and Reed Solomon as well as convolutional Codes like Viterbi one. A simulation of this Code in MATLAB and Simulink will be a part af this course

Methodology

Scipts and simulations will be used during this courses

Learning outcomes

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

  • generate a Hadamard Code and simulate it
  • generate a cyclic BCH and Reed-Solomon Code and simulate it
  • generate a convolutional codes and simulate it

Prerequisites

Basis knowledge of ECC

Credit Course Foundation of an enterprise (FE)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Internet of Things and Telecommunications 2 (CCIOT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects the physical world of things to the Internet and enables a large number of new interesting applications and services. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) wireless technology standard. It is standardized by the 3GPP telecommunications industry. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project and 3GPP IoT technologies include LTE Cat M1 (eMTC) and LTE Cat NB1 (NB-IoT) as well as EC-GSM IoT. NarrowBand IoT enables full coverage of IoT devices over existing mobile systems. NB-IoT is part of the 5G network in Europe.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basics about Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and its application and the relationship and differences to other technologies like 6LoWPAN, LoRaWAN and Trends and IoT alliances
  • explain the 6lowpan protocol stack, LoRaWAN, addressing, mesh topologies, Internet integration
  • explain IoT applications in home and building automation, industrial automation, in the telecommunications industry

Course contents

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • IoT use cases
  • NarrowBand IOT (3GGP), LTE Cat 1, LTE Cat 0, LTE Cat M1 (eMTC), LTE Cat NB1 (NB-IoT)
  • Markets and alliances, "Thread Group" alliance Google
  • 6LoWPAN, Sigfox, LoRa / LoRaWAN, DASH7
  • IoT operating systems, Contiki-OS, RIOT, RTOS (mbed)
  • IoT security, ipsec, dtls, coaps

Prerequisites

nothing

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
Credit Course Pot F (M24F)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course iPhone App Development 2 (CCSPA)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course features profound practical knowledge in app development on one of the currently most relevant mobile smartphone platforms. In the course, the students develop a smartphone app under the guidance of the lecturer.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Implement advanced concepts and technologies (sensors, maps, notifications,...)
  • Using Core Data for persistent storage of data
  • Path through distribution process (including localization)

Course contents

  • Sensors
  • Core Data
  • Localization
  • Notifications
  • Distribution
  • Swift

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Mike Rogers (2015): Swift Recipes: Problem-Solution Approach, Apress
  • Neil Smyth (2015): iOS 8 App Development Essentials - Second Edition: Learn to Develop iOS 8 Apps using Xcode and Swift 1.2, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Official Developer Page: http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action

Assessment methods

  • Presentation of project results
Credit Course Pot G (M24G)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Pot H (M24H)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Digital Broadcast and Mobile Network Lab 2 (CCDBMN)
English / LAB
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course deals with the practical application of DAB+ transmission techniques and a testimplementation of a gsm network

Learning outcomes

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

  • implement a DAB+ sender and receiver based on open source technologies
  • catch and analyse signals in digital broadcasting networks
  • implement an openBTS network

Course contents

  • Analysis of signal transmission in digital broadcasting networks
  • Implementing of a DAB+ transmission chain
  • implementing of an openBTS network

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Walter Fischer: Digitale Fernseh-und Hörfunktechnik in Theorie und Praxis (3.Auflage); Springer
  • Ulrich Reimers: DVB-Digitale Fernsehtechnik (3.Auflage); Springer

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of the lab protocol

Anmerkungen

The course is blocked on two Saturdays

Credit Course Internet of Energy 2 (CCIOE)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The requirements for the energy supply have changed fundamentally. Global warming is now considered as driver for changes in the energy sector and requires a holistic view of the electricity, gas and heat / cold supply. Our flats are becoming smart homes and our cities will be developed to smart cities. To ensure the potential synergies of different infrastructure technologies, it requires a high information and data exchange. This means that the IT and telecommunication sector get an increasingly important role in context of energy supply. The objective of merging the disciplines of energy, IT and telecommunications is imminent. In addition to considering the requirements for climate change, end users should have additional comfort and should have possibilities to become more efficient in the use of energy.In the lecture "Internet of Energy" the requirements for future energy networks will be shown and a potential migration path starting from todays energy networks via Smart Metering towards Smart Grids is discussed. The corresponding enabling technologies are presented and the main processes and operational management aspects are highlighted.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify the essential components of a smart home.
  • recognize and explain the interactions of energy and communication in urban areas and Smart Cities.

Course contents

  • Smart Home
  • Smart City

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Stephen F. Bush: Smart Grid: Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid, Wiley – IEEE, Hardcover, March 31, 2014

Assessment methods

  • End exam or students work out selected topics in group work.
Credit Course Mental Power in IT Disciplines (CCMP)
English / SE, FL
1.50
1.00

Course description

In thus course you will learn to use the whole capacity of your brain to solve problems and to achieve any goal you wish.

Methodology

- Seminar - Distant Learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • formulate goals you want to achieve which are suitable for your subconsious mind
  • practicing basic elements of attention meditation
  • focus the consciousness mind on goals to align unconscious processes

Course contents

  • Processing of information in the human brain
  • Consciousness and unconsciousness parts of the brain
  • Gaining consciousness use of primarily unconsciousness parts of the brain
  • Using skill full meditation techniques to improvebusiness performance

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • James Borg, "Mind Power", Pearson 2010
  • Kazuo Inamori, "A Compass to Fulfillment", Mc Graw Hill 2010
  • Heinz Hilbrecht, "Meditation und Gehirn", Schattauer, 2010
  • Richard Bandler, "Veränderung des subjektiven Erlebens", Jungfern Verlag 2007, Original: "Using your brain - for a change", Real People Press, U.S. (August 1985)
  • Henry P. Stapp, "Mindful Universe" 2nd Edt Springer 2011
  • Chade-Meng Tan "Search Inside Yourself" Optimiere dein Leben durch Achtsamkeit, Goldmann Verlag 2015

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment
Credit Course Windows Server 2 (WS2)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Windows Server 2 is about the following topics: - Domain Controller - Active Directory - File services and storage - Group Policy - Windows Firewall

Methodology

Based on practical topics each lesson, the student will learn partially the basics of administrating windows server

Learning outcomes

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

  • ADDS installation
  • ADDS administration
  • File service and storage installation
  • File service and storage administration
  • Group Policy administration
  • Windows Firewall administation

Course contents

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016
  • Powershell 5
  • Active Directory Directory Services
  • Group Policy
  • Windows Firewall
  • File service and storage Services

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Windows Server, AD, GPO as well as advanced knowledge of virtualization and networks.

Assessment methods

  • protocols
Network Technologies 2 (M22)
English / iMod
6.00
-
IP Routing and Network Management (IPR)
English / LAB, FL
6.00
4.00

Course description

Planning, configuration and operation of IP routing protocols, Multiprotocol Label Switching, VPN and management of IP networks

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain IP routing concepts, MPLS and VPN services
  • configure IP routing protocols (OSPF, BGP , ... ) in the simulator or in the lab
  • explain modern network management methods such as SNMP, Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization

Course contents

  • IP routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)
  • MPLS and VPN Services
  • Management of IP networks, SNMP
  • Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • simple network analysis

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Kent Hundley: Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks Self-Study Guide; Wiley Publishing Inc. 2009
  • Relevant RFCs
  • Selected white papers of vendors of network components

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of laboratory exercises / simulation exercises documented by students in lab protocols
  • Reflection about laboratory protocol / exercise with the lector
Nontechnical Subjects 2 (M25)
English / kMod
6.00
-
IT Project Management (ITPM)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course you learn about the fundamentals of project management based on the PMA approach, with focus on the project start process. - Develop knowhow on project management methods - Discuss the benefits of professional project management - Apply project management methods on a project

Methodology

Presentation Discussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • define projects, to initialize projects and to discuss and to analyze the use of project management
  • discuss and to apply project management methods (project objectives plan, objects of consideration plan, work breakdown structure, project environment analysis, ...) based on a project description

Course contents

  • Project management definition Methods of the project start:
  • Project assignment
  • Project objectives
  • Project planning
  • Project costs
  • Project organization

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Gareis, R. (2006): Happy Projects!; Manz (available at our library in German and English)

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method consisting of
  • Groupwork
  • Exam

Anmerkungen

none

Intercultural Communication (IC)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

We aim at raising intercultural awareness and broadening the students’ horizons

Methodology

Interactive, multi-channel, real-life-based presentations and discussions, with an emphasis on student participation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • meet the challenges of communicating with members of other cultures
  • recognize the potential of working in an intercultural team
  • act flexibly and confidently in an unknown environment

Course contents

  • Terms and theories of culture: Johari window, Iceberg theory etc.
  • Manifestations of culture
  • Inside and outside perspectives on culture
  • English as a lingua franca for intercultural encounters

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Trompenaars, F., and Hampden-Turner C., (1998) Riding the Waves of Culture, London: Nicholas Brealey ISBN 1-85788-176-1 (on CIS)
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Telecommunications and Internet Markets (TIM)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course deals with basic theories of Marketing aspects in view of the Telecom and Internet Industry. Topics are Strategic Product Planning, Market Segmentation, Target Market definition and Positioning. The Theory is applied to new Trends and Products in the Telecom and Internet Industry manufacturers, and Internet content providers.

Methodology

Initial Lesson Students prepare own Lessons on predefined topics. Joint Discussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the Telecom and Internet industry and corresponding markets
  • explain the basic marketing theories for Product strategy, Segmentation, Target Markets and Segmentation.
  • name some recent trends in the industry and provide a educated estimation in view of the marketrelevance of those trends and products.

Course contents

  • Telecom and Internet industry, Technology Life Cycle,
  • Product strategy, Segmentation, Target Markets and Segmentation.
  • Analysis of new technologies for communication producst and services.

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Principles Of Marketing, Kotler & Armstrong
  • Principles of Marketing from http://www.saylor.org/books
  • The Product Managers Desk Reference, Steven Haines
  • Praxishandbuch Produktmanagement, Erwin Matys
  • Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore
  • OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017 (online readable, http://www.oecd.org)
  • + Various Internet resources

Assessment methods

  • Seminar lecture
  • Participation
Telecommunication Systems 2 (M21)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Digital Transmission Systems (DTS)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic principles of source- and channel-coding in digital transmission systems

Methodology

Lectures, assignments & written exams (Moodle-based)

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand source- and channel-coding principles.
  • encode and decode information using common source- and channel-coding algorithms.
  • understand the basic types of channel models and receiver strategies.
  • understand and apply the mathematical foundations of source- and channel coding.

Course contents

  • Source- and channel-coding
  • Channel-models
  • Receiver strategies

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses, especially Telecommunication Engineering

Literature

  • Lecture-notes (Moodle)

Assessment methods

  • Moodle-based written exam (90%), assignments (10%)
Telecommunication Service Delivery Plattforms (TSDP)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course introduces the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). It is a platform for telco operators to develop and provide telecommunication services and is based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) including specific protocol extensions.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the reasoning behind IMS,
  • describe the architecture of IMS,
  • explain the roles of different network elements and
  • explain the most important procedures (registration session setup/ear down, integration of service platforms)

Course contents

  • The architecture of IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)
  • The role of the network elements of IMS
  • The main protocol procedures of IMS (registration, session setup/tear down)
  • Messages-flows and analysis
  • Further aspects: Quality of Service, Charging

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • G. Camarillo, M. Garcia-Martin (3rd edition, 2008): The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem, (IMS), Wiley & Sons
  • M.Poikselka, G.Mayer, H. Khartabil (3rd edition, 2009): The IMS - IP Multimedia Concepts and Services, Wiley & Sons

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Current and Future Telecommunication Technologies (M32)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Advanced Technologies (AT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course, actual topics of applied research in telecommunications and Internet technologies will be examined.The students analyze innovative methods, technologies and tools to be applied as interdisciplinary technologies / enablers in future topics (e.g. Internet of Things, Smart Cities, energy, mobility, e-health, Industrial Internet of Things).

Learning outcomes

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

  • nalyze, evaluate and explain trend-setting research publications in telecommunications and Internet technologies
  • analyze trends and innovative Information and Communication Technologies (e.g. IoT-Cloud Computing, Big Data, IoT Edge-Computing) and evaluate their impact on telecommunication (e.g. requirements on data/sensors,audio/video transmission amd power consumtion, security)
  • elaborate, evaluate, compare and present scientific topics at academic level

Course contents

  • Engrossing topics of applied research in telecommunications and Internet technologies, e.g. method to exploit and interpret state information in telecommunication iot-networks; extension of wireless access networks for Internet of Things (LTE-Cat-NB1); Security and Quality of Services (QoS); ICT infrastructure for IoT-Cloud computing, E-mobility; ICT solutions for production and logistics (IoT-Cloud Computing, Big Data, IoT Edge-Computing, Industrie 4.0)

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Technical books and Professional journals corresponding to topics selected in the courses

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
Current Technologies in Telecommunications and Internet (CTTI)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Students can choose one of the following topics individually - TCP/IP Networking with Linux 3 (NWL3) - Network and protocol analysis (NPA)

Learning outcomes

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

  • NWL3: explain the functionality of Linux namespaces
  • NWL3: implement virtual networks by using software switches in Linux
  • NPA: perform a tool-supported network and protocol analysis
  • NPA: find and fix network anomalies

Course contents

  • NWL3: Linux Namespaces
  • NWL3: Virtual Networks with Linux Namespaces
  • NWL3: Linux Software Switches
  • NPA: Configuration and operation of the network analysis tool
  • NPA: Analysis and evaluation of data traffic
  • NPA: Detection, analysis and resolution of network anomalies

Prerequisites

NWL3 and NPA: Completion of all previous MTI courses NWL3: basic knowledge of the Linux shell and network configuration

Literature

  • NWL3: Lecture Notes
  • NPA: Valentin Plenk (2017), Angewandte Netzwerktechnik kompakt
  • NPA: Laura Chappell (2013), Wireshark 101: Essential Skills for Network Analysis

Assessment methods

  • NWL3: Course immanent assessment method (regular homeworks) and final exam
  • NPA: Course immanent assessment method (exercises)
Emerging Technologies (ET)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course the physical and technological foundations related to research topics in information technology are explained and developed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • After passing this course successfully students are able to
  • locate and enumerate the foundational physical resources that allow present and future information technologies;
  • evaluate the requirements and consequences of present and future information technologies;
  • compare these technologies with present implementations, and to recommend possible improvements;
  • contribute to the acquisition of equipment;
  • use these information technologies;
  • actively design and implement information technology based on emerging information processes, such as, for instance, quantum information processing.

Course contents

  • introduction to general physical principles of information technology
  • recursion theoretic principles; e.g., universal computability, reversible computation
  • complexity theory; e.g., algorithmic complexity and NP-complete problems
  • thermodynamical principles of information processing
  • Introduction to quantum mechanical foundations, quantum information theory, quantum computation, quantum cryptography

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Charles H. Bennett, Francois Bessette, Gilles Brassard, Louis Salvail, and John Smolin, “Experimental quantum cryptography,” Journal of Cryptology 5, 3–28 (1992).
  • Rolf Landauer, “Information is physical,” Physics Today 44, 23–29 (1991).
  • David N. Mermin, Quantum Computer Science (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007).
  • M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000).
  • Anton Zeilinger, “A foundational principle for quantum mechanics,” Foundations of Physics 29, 631–643 (1999).

Assessment methods

  • seminar paper
Master Thesis Project (M34)
English / iMod
6.00
-
Project (PRJ)
English / PRJ
6.00
4.00

Course description

In the lecture Project each student must create a proof of concept showing the viability of her/his master thesis topic. The results of the proof of concept must be documented in a scientifically correct way. This proof of concept will form the basis of the master thesis. The student suggests a topic from the field of telecommunication and internet technologies (a scientific topic from work, e.g.). The study program will check the validity of the suggestion based on its scope and contents.

Methodology

Independent, scientific work, writing of a scientific paper, result presentation

Learning outcomes

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

  • formulate a praxis-oriented task description for the telecommunication and internet technologies related topic of their master thesis.
  • formulate the research question of their master thesis and to check whether it is feasible or not. The check can be done by a proof of concept implementation, simulation or mathematical modelling, e.g.
  • find relevant literature on the topic and to correctly cite it.
  • document the results in a scientifically correct way.
  • present the results in front of an audience.

Course contents

  • Independent creation of the proof of concept by the student (with guidance by the advisor).
  • Documenting of the results by means of a scientific paper.
  • Presentation of the results in front of an audience (students and advisors) incl. the creation of the necessary slides.

Prerequisites

Completion of all preceding MTI-lectures.

Literature

  • Depending on the research question and project topic: Books, scientific publications, white paper, scientific studies, ...

Assessment methods

  • Expose: 10%
  • Paper: 40%
  • Presentation: 40%
  • Quality of working procedure (punctuality, completeness, …): 10%
  • Please note, both, the paper and the presentation, must be marked with a passing grade to receive a passing grade on the course.

Anmerkungen

none

Nontechnical Subjects 3 (M35)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Product and Portfolio Management (PPM)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course introduces concepts, tools, best practices as well as the challenges in product- and portfolio management in the Telecommunications and Internet industry

Methodology

Lectures Examples Student's contributions

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain Product Management tasks
  • explain the phases of the New Product Development Process (Haynes)
  • investigate products out of the telecom. and internet value chain from the product management point of view
  • explain selected business cases of some products of Telecom and Internet market.

Course contents

  • Basic concepts of product management.
  • Methods of Product Management with examples of Telecom and Intenet industry
  • The New Product Development Process
  • Basics and Tools for Product Portfolio Managment
  • Understanding some Business Models in the Telecom and Internet Industry

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Steven Haines; The Product Manager's Desk Reference; McGraw-Hill, 2008
  • Erwin Matys; Praxishandbuch Produktmanagement German)
  • Internet resources
  • Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur; Business Modell Generation

Assessment methods

  • Students presentation
  • Student's contribution to the seminar
  • Cooperation
Selected Topics in IT Project Management (STITPM)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course provides information on advanced topics of IT project management. Based on the set of methods discussed in the course IT Project management, more elaborated concepts will be discussed.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply advanced methods of project management in the project start process (project cost plan, project ressource plan, communication plan,....) on a problem description
  • apply methods of project management in project controlling (milestone trend analysis, earned value analysis, ...) on a problem description
  • apply methods of project management in project close down and project coordination (project reports, project protocols, ...) on a problem description

Course contents

  • Risk management, time management, project assignments
  • Methods of project controlling
  • Methods of project coordination
  • Methods of project close down

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Gareis, R. (2006): Happy Projects!; Manz (available at our library in German and English)

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method

Anmerkungen

-

Social Skills in Project Management (SSPM)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course is dealing with topics like leadership and motivation of project teams and teaches the students necessary social skills.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain selected leadership and motivation concepts and to compare them criteria-orientated.
  • develop argued by the means of case studies possible approaches for difficult leading situations.
  • develop argued by the means of case studies possible approaches for cases of low motivation.

Course contents

  • Leadership and motivation models
  • Self-awareness questionnaire with analysis of the own leadership skills and self-/external perception
  • Informal vs. formal leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership in intercultural context
  • Reflection on situations of difficult leadership and conflicts

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Bradberry, Travis/Greaves, Jean (2009): Emotional Intelligence 2.0, San Diego: Talent Smart
  • Majer, C./Stabauer, L. (2010): Social competence im Projektmanagement. Projektteams führen, entwickeln, motivieren, Wien: Goldegg.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and seminar paper (grade)

Anmerkungen

Working language: English

Research in Telecommunications and IT Security (M33)
English / kMod
6.00
-
IT Security (ITS)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Overview over information security (networks, applications, operating systems)

Methodology

Lecture Demonstrations Case studies

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognise and adapt security controls/configurations
  • implement basic security controls/configurations in applications and operating systems
  • use tools for verification of security measures

Course contents

  • Network security
  • Security of web applications
  • Security of operating systems
  • Analysis of attacks on digital systems
  • Basic knowledge information security

Prerequisites

Basics Internet protocols (TCP/IP) Basics wireless networks (802.11) Basics operating systems Basics applications

Literature

  • See lecture notes

Assessment methods

  • Exercise with lab notes
Scientific Publications and Research in Telecommunications (SPRT)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

2 topics: SPFT: Standardization, patents and research in telecommunications and the Internet TPBM: Transformation into practice by means of the operation of a mobile radio network

Methodology

Presentations, Study of Literature, Teamwork, Seminar Paper Preparation and Presentation

Learning outcomes

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

  • SPFT: Evaluate the relevance of standardization bodies in telecommunications and the Internet
  • SPFT: Analyse technical specifications in the field of telecommunications and the Internet
  • SPFT: Perform a patent search
  • TPBM: Analyse and evaluate operational service management processes and be able to design these processes
  • TPBM: Evaluate, define and adapt quality assurance processes and testing methods
  • TPBM: Define the requirements for datacenter infrastructure and be able to reflect this in the planning process

Course contents

  • SPFT: Selected standardization bodies and their working methods in the areas of telecommunications, Internet, M2M, IoT.
  • SPFT: Basics of the analysis of technical specifications and patents.
  • SPFT: Analysis of selected standards in the fields of telecommunications, Internet, M2M, IoT.
  • TPBM: Service management processes according to ITILv3
  • TPBM: Quality assurance within a mobile network operator
  • TPBM: Testing methods in waterfal and agile development methods
  • TPBM: Escalation and crisis management - don't panic!
  • TPBM: Data center infrastructure for a mobile operator

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • SPFT: Specialized books and specialized articles according to the selected subject areas.
  • SPFT: Handbuch für Patentrecherche, Handelskammer Bozen, Innovationsservice, Mai 2005
  • TPBM: Specialized books and specialized articles according to the selected subject areas.

Assessment methods

  • SPFT: Seminar paper and the presentation, group work
  • TPBM: Seminar paper and the presentation, group work
Telecommunication Applications (M31)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Internet Applications and Services (IAS)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course covers the implementation of the infrastructur for web applications, in particular with the focus on: installation and setup of a DNS server, installation and setup of the Apache web server

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify load balancing methods
  • interpret Apache virtual host definitions

Course contents

  • communication models (client-server, peer-to-peer)
  • required components to implement web applications (protocols, programming and markup languages, applications)
  • BIND nameserver setup
  • Apache web server setup

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Johnson I. Agbinya; IP Communications and Services for NGN; Auerbach Publications; 1 edition (December 2009)
  • Uwe Hansmann, Lothar Merk, Martin S. Nicklous, Thomas Stober; Pervasive Computing: The Mobile World (Springer Professional Computing); Springer; 2nd ed. edition (April 2011)
  • Carlos De Morais Cordeiro, Dharma Prakash Agrawal; Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications; World Scientific Publishing Company; 2 edition (May 2011)
  • Syed A. Ahson (Editor), Mohammad Ilyas (Editor); Enabling Technologies for Seamless Mobility (Internet and Communications); Auerbach Publications; 1 edition (February 2011)
  • The Apache Software Foundation, Apache HTTP Server Version 2.4 Documentation. [Online]. Available: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/
  • Internet Systems Consortium, The BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manuals. [Online]. Available: https://www.isc.org/downloads/bind/doc/

Assessment methods

  • regular homeworks
  • final examination
Mobile and Pervasive Telecommunications (MPW)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course presents topics from the fields of pervasive / mobile telecommunication and smart devices.

Methodology

lectures / live demos, group work, presentations by students

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop telecommunication applications for Wireless Sensor Networks and integrate them into system architectures.
  • explain the technologies used in the system architecture in detail and evaluate their advantages and disadvantages.
  • describe current trends and risks of pervasive systems.

Course contents

  • Introduction to Mobile and Pervasive Telecommunications
  • Recent trends and risks in pervasive computing
  • Voice Recognition / Amazon Alexa
  • Sensors in mobile devices
  • Applications in Smart Home, Automotive, Mobile Entertainment
  • Anwendungsgebiete für Drohnen, Virtual- / Augmented- / Mixed Reality, Microsoft HoloLens

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Relevant papers and literature for further reading will be presented in the course.
  • Selected Whitepapers from manufacturers and scientific institutions.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Presentation and discussion of a relevant topic
  • Prepared questions on the topic of the unit
  • Moodle-Tasks/Quiz

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Master Thesis (M41)
English / kMod
27.00
-
Diploma Seminar (DS)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

This lecture recaps the basics of scientific working and the students present their master thesis. The presentation doubles as rehearsal for the master examination presentation.

Methodology

Lectures, student presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • write a scientific paper considering general, scientific, and technical best practices.
  • present their master thesis and explain technical connections in the scientific field of the maser thesis.

Course contents

  • Basics of scientific work (recap)
  • Presentation of the master thesis

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Depending on the research question and the topic of the master thesis relevant reference books, publications, white papers, studies, ...

Assessment methods

  • Presentation and discussion (answering technical questions) of the master thesis

Anmerkungen

none

Master Thesis (MT)
English / SO
24.00
0.00

Course description

In the course each student develops a technical and practically oriented master’s thesis on a scientific level

Learning outcomes

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

  • draft a master’s thesis on a scientific level
  • acquire knowledge in the field of the master’s thesis in self-study
  • answer a research question in the field of telecommunications and Internet technologies
  • recognize the bigger picture
  • assess the significance and weight of influential factors, data, and other relevant information
  • present the relevant state of technology and company environment
  • analyze and present the larger technical and socio-economic context

Course contents

  • Independent scientific work of students under the guidance of the supervisor

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Depending on the research question and the issue relevant reference books, publications, white papers, studies, ...

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of the master’s thesis by first and second advisor

Anmerkungen

The course is not displayed in the timetable and no attendance records are kept.

Nontechnical Subjects 4 (M42)
English / kMod
3.00
-
Scientific Work (SW)
English / VO
3.00
2.00