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 VLSMs
  • 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 Internet
  • 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 VLSMs
  • 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)
  • Kent Hundley: Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks Self-Study Guide; Wiley Publishing Inc. 2009
  • William Stallings: Data and Computer Communications; Prentice Hall; 9 edition (August 2010)
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum / David J. Wetherall; Computer Networks; Prentice Hall; 5 edition (October 2010)
  • Relevante IETF RFCs
  • Relevante IEEE 802.x Spezifikationen

Assessment methods

  • 2 written exams
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 and each has their specific needs. This course provides an overview.

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
  • define the requirements for RFID & NFC-Systems

Course contents

  • System elements (transponder, air interface, R/W-Device), components
  • Type of transponder
  • Operational frequencies
  • System range
  • Area of use (industry, commerce, etc.)
  • Problem areas

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

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
  • Schalk, Gerhard.2013: RFID: MIFARE and Contactless Cards in Application; Elektor Publishing

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
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 homework) and end exam
Credit Course User Centered Design (CCUCD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

When developing systems, the users of these systems are often forgotten. With the User Centered Design approach, the user is the center of attention in order to achieve a better user experience. This includes any kind of direct or indirect interaction and is independent of the sector. The development covers all areas, e.g. Software, web, mobile applications (e.g., apps), technical devices, and more. The use of user-centered design measures entails a decisive quality advantage. These aspects are taught in the course.

Methodology

Presentation of theoretical foundations individual work group work discussions

Learning outcomes

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

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

Course contents

  • 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 fall cords within different organizational cultures and project types are supported

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission 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

  • Course immanent assessment and regular Home assignments
Credit Course Pot B (M14B)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Android App Development 1 (CCAD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course, students will learn how to develop Android apps using Android Studio (with either Java or Kotlin).

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop 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
  • integrate external APIs

Course contents

  • Android Studio, Gradle, and debugging tools
  • User Interface and Layout managers
  • Android Permission System
  • Explicit and implicit Intents, Broadcast Intents and Broadcast Receivers
  • JSON REST API basics, UTF-8 + Unicode
  • Integrating external APIs using the Retrofit library

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements. Basic Java programming experience.

Literature

  • Adam Gerber / Clifton Craig: Learn Android Studio: Build Android Apps Quickly and Effectively; Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (May, 2015)
  • Bill Phillips / Chris Stewart / Brian Hardy / Kristin Marsicano: Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide; Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides; 2 edition (August, 2015)
  • 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

  • Collabortion, Assessment of project work
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, and 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
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" connecting the Internet to the physical world and enables a wide range of intersting applications. NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard that has been developed to enable a wide range of devices and services to be connected using cellular telecommunications bands. NB-IoT is a narrowband radio technology designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), and is one of a range of Mobile IoT (MIoT) technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Other 3GPP IoT technologies include eMTC and EC-GSM-IoT. This technology endables IoT-Devices to communicat over existing Mobil infrastructure.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Students will be able to knowledge about NarrowBand IOT (3GGP) and IoT use cases and the relation to other technologies such as 6LoWPAN, LoRaWAN and trends about Iot alliances. They have knowledge about LTE Cat NB1 (NB-IoT) and Internet Integration. Furthermore, they can understand the difference to 6LoWPAN protocol stack, LoRaWAN , Addressing method, mesh topologies , Internet integration. They can understand the Basics of NarrowBand IOT applications at Home and Building automation and Industrial - automation, in the telecom 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

Literature

  • ) http://www.3gpp.org/news-events/3gpp-news/1733-niot 2) "6LoWPAN the wireles embedded internet", Zach Shelby,Carsten Bormann 3) 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

The students gain an overview of the architecture and the features of the iOS platform and work on specific platform aspects in groups of two people.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain characteristic features of the iOS platform, the current toolchain and the software lifecycle of iOS Applications.
  • independently implement iOS applications with basic functionality (GUI, server communications, persistence) using Apple’s XCode IDE.
  • develop basic location-based Apps and explain their basic principles and underlying technologies (sensors, locating technologies).

Course contents

  • Architecture and features of the iOS platform, toolchain for app development
  • Structure and building blocks of basic iOS applications
  • Basic design patterns for iOS applications
  • Provisioning of iOS apps
  • Location services & networking

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

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

  • Course immanent assessment method: Application of the concepts studied theoretically and in tutorials in development projects as well as theoretical quizes
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 Austrian culture and doing business in Austria 1 (CCAC)
English / SE, FL
1.50
1.00

Course description

In order to be successful in an international business-context, cross-cultural competences and adequate behavior are seen as essential criteria. In this credit course the students gain knowledge about Austria (country, culture, doing business) and discuss about similarities and differences towards their culture of origin on the base of selected culture models (such as Schein, Hofstede, Thomas). Finally, similarities and differences regarding high/low context culture, time planning and dealing with conflicts will be elaborated in the course of reflections and presentations.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze and reflect own cultural imprints and the culture of origin with the use of the culture models of Schein.
  • describe Austrian cultural standards in terms of geography, history, society and language on the base of selected facts and figures.
  • develop similarities and differences regarding the several cultures on the base of case studies.

Course contents

  • Culture models (Schein, Hofstede, Thomas)
  • reflection on the term “culture” and “cultural identity”
  • facts & figures about Austria and the federal states
  • sensitivity, analysis and reflection regarding cultural similarities and differences between culture of student ́s origin and Austrian culture

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Primary literature
  • Hofstede/Petersen/Hofstede (2002): Exploring Culture. Exercises, Stories und Synthetic cultures. Boston/London: Intercultural Press
  • Schroll/Machl (2008): Doing Business with Germans. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Scriptum/ Foliensatz Allmayer (2015) Secondary literature
  • Roraff/Krejci (2011): CultureShock! A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Austria
  • Müller/Gelbrich (2004): Interkulturelles Marketing. München: Vahlen
  • Brück (2002): Interkulturelles Management. Kulturvergleich Österreich, Deutschland, Schweiz. Frankfurt/Main und London: IKO

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam 1. 20%: online – preliminary work 2. 30%: presentation in the last unit 3. 50%: written reflection (8.000 to 10.000 characters)

Anmerkungen

This course is designed for international students as well as for students with Austrian origin. In the frame of the course, an expert of an international company will be invited.

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 and you also learn to use this knowledge in the design of human computer interfaces. You will be surprised how simple it is to achieve better user experiences.

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

  • Schmidt, Schaible: Neuro und Sinnesphysiologie, Springer Verlag
  • von Campenhausen: Die Sinne des Menschen, Thieme 1993
  • Thompson: Das Gehirn, Spektrum 2001
  • Hanson: Das Gehirn eines Buddha, arbor 2010
  • Cooper: The inmates are running the asylum, SAMS 2004

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

  • Kent Hundley: Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks Self-Study Guide; Wiley Publishing Inc. 2009
  • 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
-
Dealing with Customers (DC)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course prepares the students for negotiation and selling processes and focuses on consultative and solution oriented models.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the principles and phases of solution-oriented negotiation and selling processes (for example Harvard principled negotiation).
  • describe objections client orientated (for example demand, motives, uitility) and to argue solution orientated.
  • design a negotiation process with several stages using predefined tools (for example questioning techniques) and to implement it in simple close to reality negotiation pitches.

Course contents

  • Principles of negotiating and selling
  • Harvard principled negotiation
  • Psychology of persuasion
  • Solution oriented negotiation conversation: Preparation, needs, argumentation, dealing with objections, closing
  • Roles in the negotiation and selling process
  • Conflicts in negotiation and selling situations

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Cialdini Robert B. (2007): Die Psychologie des Überzeugens, Bern: Verlag
  • Roger Fisher/ William Ury (2012): getting to yes, London: Random House Business Books

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (grade)

Anmerkungen

Working language: English

Professional English (ENG)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The students acquire the skills necessary to complete their master’s studies, such as writing abstracts and techniques for successful presentations and negotiations

Methodology

Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

  • write abstracts in compliance with given formal and language-related guidelines
  • present a term paper in English and to answer questions

Course contents

  • Structure of an abstract vs. German summary
  • Writing an abstract
  • Presentation techniques and relevant language
  • Building an English presentation in PechaKucha format

Prerequisites

Admission to MTI courses

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Abstract Writing, Lecture notes
  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Presentation Essentials, Lecture notes
  • 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
Scientific Writing (SWR)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

We aim at conveying the language-related and formal criteria required for short scientific papers

Methodology

Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

  • cite other authors’ work in compliance with paper guidelines;
  • structure short scientific papers according to formal criteria;
  • draft short scientific papers using proper scientific language.

Course contents

  • Structuring a scientific paper
  • Correct citation of other authors’ findings
  • Language-related peculiarities of a scientific paper
  • The three phases of writing
  • Abstract vs. Executive Summary

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Göschka, M. et al (2014) Guidelines for Scientific Writing, Skriptum 
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, timely completion of assignments
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 and 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 selling
  • 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
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

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate information theoretical parameters formemoryless 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 forinformation 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 application in data compression

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • John G. Proakis / Masoud Salehi: Digital Communications; McGraw-Hill International Edition 2008

Assessment methods

  • Written exam
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).

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
  • explicate the most important SIP protocol extensions and
  • 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
  • Relevante IETF RFCs

Assessment methods

  • Written end 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 radio systems and wireless access networks

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain the network architectures of mobile radio systems currently in use as well as to describe the tasks of the network elements
  • to explain the technical implementation of the procedures used in mobile radio systems (such as network attach, connection setup, handover, connection release, ... ) and the related signaling between the network elements
  • to explain the physical layer technologies on the radio interface (e.g. block diagrams, digital modulation schemes, multiplex and multiple access methods, antenna technologies, ... ) and to model them with the use of mathematical methods
  • explain multiplexing and multiple access methods as well as media access mechanisms used in wireless systems
  • to define the topic for the master's thesis project

Course contents

  • Network architectures, network elements and protocols in mobile communications systems (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, LTE, ...)
  • Procedures and signaling in mobile systems
  • Physical layer technologies on the radio interface

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Martin Sauter: From GSM to LTE-Advanced; An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband; Revised Second Edition, Wiley 2014

Assessment methods

  • Written Exam
Credit Courses 2 (M24)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Credit Course Pot A (M24A)
English / kMod
1.50
-
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 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 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
Credit Course Pot B (M24B)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Android App Development 2 (CCAAD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course students learn advanced programming methods for developing Android apps with Android Studio

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop Android apps with Android Studio using advanced Android programming methods (e.g. Content Provider, Loader, Adapter, Services)

Course contents

  • Activity lifecycle and background activity termination
  • Creating and using a Content Provider, Creating Adapters to bind UI components to Content Providers
  • Using Loaders to asynchronously load data
  • Services to execute background tasks

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Adam Gerber / Clifton Craig: Learn Android Studio: Build Android Apps Quickly and Effectively; Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (May, 2015)
  • Bill Phillips / Chris Stewart / Brian Hardy / Kristin Marsicano: Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide; Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides; 2 edition (August, 2015)
  • 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

  • Assessment of project work
Credit Course Digital Radio and TV Systems 2 (CCDRS)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course discusses the digital transmission technologies in DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2 and DAB/DAB+ systems

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+

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

  • written examination
Credit Course Pot C (M24C)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Agile Software Development (CCASD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course you 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 speeches.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define agile projects, to initialize projectsand to discuss and to analyze the use of agile project management
  • discuss and to 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

  • Immanent assessment character
  • Written exam
  • students speech
Credit Course Internet of Things and Telecommunications 2 (CCIOT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Smart Homes (CCSH)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course gives an introduction to the basics of building automation and smart homes.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basic characteristics of open building automation (e.g. KNX) networks
  • define the requirements of wired and wireless automation networks
  • analyze the application areas of open building automation systems and identify their benefits and disadvantages

Course contents

  • Application areas (e.g., ambient assistive technologies) and structure of building automation systems
  • Requirements and challenges for wired and wireless communication
  • Trade and system spanned integration
  • Security and safety aspects
  • Relevant open standards (e.g., BACnet, EnOcean, KNX, KNX RF, LonWorks, ZigBee)

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Merz, H. / Hansemann, T. / Hübner, C. (2009): Gebäudeautomation - Kommunikationssystememit EIB/KNX, LON und BACnet, 2., neu bearbeitete Auflage
  • KNX Association (2006): Handbuch Haus- undGebäudesystemtechnik, ZVEI, ZVEH, 5. überarbeitete Auflage
  • Kastner, W. / Praus, F. / Neugschwandtner, G. / Granzer, W. (2011): KNX. B.M. Wilamowski and J.D. Irwin, editors, Industrial Electronics Handbook, volume 2: Industrial Communication Systems, chapter 42, pages 42-1 - 42-14. CRC Press, 2nd edition

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (written exam and exercises)
Credit Course Pot D (M24D)
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 signal transmission in digital broadcasting networks

Learning outcomes

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

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

Course contents

  • Analysis of signal transmission in digital broadcasting networks
  • Implementing of a DAB+ transmission chain

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
Credit Course Introduction to legal aspects for Internet Service Providers (CCILA)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course presents current topic in relation to information systems law

Learning outcomes

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

  • illustrate and explicate the guiding principles of information systems law
  • discuss challenges in this field and if considered necessary to propose approaches on how to regulate these matters.

Course contents

  • net neutrality, Internet Governance, ISP liability,cybercrime, data retention, current issues of intellectual property rights (trademarks, patents, utility model, design rights)

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Haybäck: Marken- und Immaterialgüterrecht; Lexis Nexis; 2014; https://shop.lexisnexis.at/marken-und-immaterialgueterrecht-9783700755982.html

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and written assignment (Art 26 Austrian Federal Privacy Act – Request for Information)
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 in the area of networking (Web Services, Cloud Storage).
  • explain advanced design patterns for iOS applications and apply them in their apps.
  • find appropriate 3rd party frameworks for feature implementations and correctly integrate them in their app architecture.

Course contents

  • Sensors
  • Core Data
  • Cloud Storage
  • Push Notification Service (APNS)
  • Multitasking
  • 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 E (M24E)
English / kMod
1.50
-
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 Pot F (M24F)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Austrian culture and doing business in Austria 2 (CCACB)
English / SE, FL
1.50
1.00

Course description

In order to be successful in an international business-context, cross-cultural competences and adequate behavior are seen as essential criteria. In this credit course the students gain knowledge about Austria (country, culture, doing business) and discuss about similarities and differences towards their culture of origin on the base of selected culture models (such as Schein, Hofstede, Thomas). Finally, similarities and differences regarding high/low context culture, time planning and dealing with conflicts will be elaborated in the course of reflections and presentations.

Methodology

discussion, reflection, case studys, group work, presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • After passing this course successfully students are able to
  • explicate the topics high/low context culture, time planning and dealing with conflicts (Thomas, Hofstede) and derivate Dos and Don’t´s in doing business in Austria
  • compare the topics high/low context culture, time planning and dealing with conflicts as well as Dos and Don’t´s in doing business in Austria with the culture of students origin
  • develop similarities and differences regarding the several cultures on the base of case studies.

Course contents

  • Business-Kultur in Österreich
  • Sensibilisierung, Analyse und Reflexion in Bezug auf Kontextorientierung, Zeitorientierung und Umgang mit Konflikten zwischen den Herkunftskulturen und Österreich

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Primärliteratur
  • Hofstede/Petersen/Hofstede (2002): Exploring Culture. Exercises, Stories und Synthetic cultures. Boston/London: Intercultural Press
  • Schroll/Machl (2008): Doing Business with Germans. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Skriptum/ Foliensatz Allmayer (2015)Sekundärliteratur
  • Roraff/Krejci (2011): CultureShock! A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Austria
  • Müller/Gelbrich (2004): Interkulturelles Marketing. München: Vahlen
  • Brück (2002): Interkulturelles Management. Kulturvergleich Österreich, Deutschland, Schweiz. Frankfurt/Main und London: IKO

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
  • 20%: online – preliminary work
  • 30%: presentation in the last unit
  • 50%: written reflection (8.000 to 10.000 characters)

Anmerkungen

This course is designed for international students as well as for students with Austrian origin.

Credit Course Pot G (M24G)
English / kMod
1.50
-
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 Pot H (M24H)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Windows Server 2 (WS2)
English / SE
1.50
14.00
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
  • plan MPLS and VPN services and configure then 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

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 with the advisor
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
  • Quizzes
  • 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

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

  • Lewis, R.D. et al (2012) When Cultures Collide 3rd ed., Nicholas Brealey International
  • 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

  • OECD Communications Outlook 2013 (or the most current report), http://www.oecd.org
  • Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore
  • 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
  • + 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

The course deals with the basic principles of digital transmission systems and their applications.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate the spectrum of signals
  • model the sampling of signals and explain the sampling theorem
  • explain transfer function and impulse response and model a transmission channel
  • to model OFMD as well as to explain their use in Telecommunications

Course contents

  • Signals
  • Calculation of the spectrum
  • Übertragungsfunktion und Impulsantwort
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • John G. Proakis / Masoud Salehi: Digital Communications; McGraw-Hill International Edition 2008

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (regular homework) and end exam
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 of operators to develop end 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,
  • expand about 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 course the master’s thesis project is carried out by each student. The project is the basis of the master’s thesis. Students may propose a topic for the master's thesis project in the field of Telecommunications and Internet technologies, e.g. a research topic from their professional environment. The scope and content of the proposed topic are reviewed by the study program.

Learning outcomes

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

  • solve a practical task for the master's thesis topic in the field of telecommunications and Internet technologies, e.g. by using hardware/software development, simulation or mathematical modeling
  • document the approach to the solution and the project findings
  • investigate the research question of the master's thesis in practice, e.g. by means of a feasibility implementation, simulation or mathematical modeling

Course contents

  • Independent implementation of the master’s thesis project by the student in the field of telecommunications and Internet technologies which serves as a basis of the practical part of the master’s thesis under the guidance of a supervisor

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of the master’s thesis project

Anmerkungen

The supervision of the project is on an individual basis. The meetings can be individually set between the student and the supervisor at an agreed location, e.g. in the professional environment of the students or of the supervisor. The course is not displayed in the timetable and no attendance records are kept.

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

Lecture Examples Student's contributions

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain Product Management tasks
  • analyze, design, implement and maintain products, product portfolios, product lines for standard applications in Telecommunications and Internet industry from the view of product management

Course contents

  • Basic ideas of product management.
  • Determination, categorization and assessment of product requirements.
  • Foundation of market-oriented and profitable product portfolios and adequate product lines in Telecommunications 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)

Assessment methods

  • Written Assignment
  • Student's contribution to the seminar
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

  • Selected aspects of:
  • 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 consisting of
  • Groupwork
  • Quizzes
  • Exam
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

In this course students will be taught how to detect and prevent threats in telecommunication networks. Components of infrastructure and applications that use network communication will be discussed. The course also examines show cases from local network technology, Internet, and mobile networks.

Methodology

Lecture Exercises Discussion of selected scenarios and elaboration by the students

Learning outcomes

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

  • Analyze threats and risks for networked applications and network infrastructure
  • Design and implement countermeasures against network-based threats
  • Verify the implemented IT security measures deployed in a networked infrastructure

Course contents

  • Cryptographic basics recap with focus on special topic required for network protocols
  • Basics of network infrastructure and network application security
  • Typical threats against network-based communication and suitable countermeasures
  • Hardening of network components and applications
  • Penetration Testing techniques

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto; (2011): The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws; John Wiley & Sons; Auflage: 2. Auflage
  • Ruef, Marc; 2007: Die Kunst des Penetration Testing; 1. Auflage, C & l Computer- U. Literaturverlag
  • Elizabeth D. Zwicky, Simon Cooper & D. Brent Chapman, Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2000.
  • Ross J. Anderson, Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems, ISBN 9780470068526, Wiley Publishing, 2008.
  • Bruce Schneier, Beyond Fear, ISBN 0-387-02620-7, Copernicus Books, September 2003.
  • Matthew S. Gast, 802.11n: A Survival Guide, O'Reilly Media, April 2012.
  • Matthew S. Gast, 802.11ac: A Survival Guide, O'Reilly Media, 2013.

Assessment methods

  • Written essay about a selected topic of the course
Scientific Publications and Research in Telecommunications (SPRT)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course students can choose between the following 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

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 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)
  • Satya Komatineni, Sayed Hashimi, Dave MacLean; Pro Android 3; Apress; 1 edition (February 2011)
  • Lin Harrington; iOS 4 in Action: Developing iPhone and iPad Apps; Manning Publications; 1 edition (May 2011)
  • Corey Schuman; Windows Phone 7 Application Development (Developer's Library); Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (April 2011)
  • The Apache Software Foundation, Apache HTTP Server Version 2.4Documentation, 2015. [Online]. Available: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/
  • D. Thomas, C. Fowler, and A. Hunt, Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide, Second Edition, Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2004.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (regular homeworks) and end exam
Mobile and Pervasive Telecommunications (MPW)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course presents topics from the fields of pervasive / mobile computing, ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks.

Methodology

lectures, 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

  • AdHoc Networks, Sensor Networks
  • Recent trends and risks in pervasive computing
  • Sensors in mobile devices
  • Applications in Smart Home, Automotive, Mobile Entertainment
  • Energy-efficient and context-sensitive systems

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 developed system architecture
  • 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

In the course relevant findings are discussed between the supervisor and the student, and the progress of the master’s thesis is evaluated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • acquire knowledge in the field of the master’s thesis in self-study
  • present findings of the master’s thesis and explain technical relationships in the field of the master’s thesis
  • develop and answer a research question in the field of telecommunications and Internet technologies
  • analyze the significance and weight of influential factors, data, and other relevant information
  • analyze and present the larger technical and socio-economic context

Course contents

  • Presentation of the findings of the master’s thesis
  • Explanation of the technical relationships in the field of the master’s 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

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

Anmerkungen

The supervision of the master’s thesis is on an individual basis. The meetings can be individually set between the student and the supervisor at an agreed location, e.g. in the professional environment of the students or of the supervisor. The course is not displayed in the timetable and no attendance records are kept.

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