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 access networks and wide area networks
  • explain the concepts of NFV, SDN and cloudification of communications networks
  • define the topic for the master's thesis

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
  • 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

How can systems be developed that fulfil the requirements and the expectations of the real users and therefore succeed in the highly competitive software market? The user centered design process (suitable for all developments, such as standard software, mobile apps or web) makes the difference! This process will be taught here

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain and argue the necessity and benefits ofa user centered design process
  • explain the user centered design process and plan it for a concrete project
  • explain the steps/phases of a user centered design process and plan them for a concrete project

Course contents

  • The details about the most common methods within the user centered design process are taught. Analysis (tasks, users, requirements...) design (e.g. prototyping) and quality assessments with and without users are described, explained and tried out in small exercises
  • An overview about organisational influences, pitfalls and possible problems within the process is also provided

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

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

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

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

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 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 DSP Programming on Hardware Boards (CCDSP)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

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

Methodology

Exercises and accompanying lectures.

Learning outcomes

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

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

Course contents

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

Prerequisites

Be familiar with the principles of digital signal processing, be able to create programs using the programming language C

Literature

  • Alan V. Oppenheim, Ronald W. Schafer (2009):Discrete-Time Signal Processing (3rd Edition) (Prentice-Hall Signal Processing Series)
  • Lecture Notes

Assessment methods

  • Homeworks and final exam
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)
  • Swimlane Diagram
  • Business Process Model and Notation(BPMN)
  • System modeling/ UML modeling:
  • Use Case Diagram
  • 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 Telecommunication Systems Lab (CCTSL)
English / LAB
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this credit course, the learned concepts and architectures of multimedia services on the Internet based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) will be demonstrated in lab exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • configure SIP protocol procedures virtually and interactive
  • apply selected SIP extensions in practice

Course contents

  • Practical exercises to the Kamailio SIP Server
  • Deploy and configure a SIP infrastructure
  • Communicate between different SIP Network segments

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of the lab protocol
Credit Course Pot D (M14D)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course 6LoWPAN and its Applications 1 (6LPA1)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The Internet has been a great success over the past 20 years, growing from a small academic network into a global network. Another Internet revolutin has been going on - "The Internet of Things". Connecting the Internet to the physical world enables a wide range of intersting applications where 6LoWPAN technology may be applicable. 6LoWPAN standads enable the efficient use of IPv6 over low-power, low-rate wireless networks on simple embedded devices throug an adaptiion layer.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Students are able to apply the basics about 6LoWPAN and the relationship to other technologies and trends. They are able to apply and have knowledge about the 6lowpan protocol stack, adressing, Mesh topologies, Internet Integration. Furthermore, they can apply the 6LoWPAN protocol stack , Addressing method, mesh topologies , Internet integration. They are able to apply and understand the Basics of 6LoWPAN applications at Home and Building automation , healthcare automation , personal health and -fitness , Industrial - automation , smart metering and smart grid , asset management and logistics and wearable computing.

Course contents

  • Basics about "The wireless Embedded Internet", 6LoWPAN Format and Securtiy, Application Protocols, using 6lowpan, application developing, basics about embedd operating systems Contiki-OS, RIOT OS. The Basics about 6LoWPAN Applications home and building automation, healthcare automation, personal health and fitness, industrial automation, smart metering and smart grid, asset managment and logistics and wearable computing.

Prerequisites

no

Assessment methods

  • Presentation
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 a development project
Credit Courses 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 Courses 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 Courses Pot G (M14G)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Human Perception for IT Professionals (CCMA)
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
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
-
Scientific Work (SW)
English / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course consists of: - exposition of the base elements of working scientifically on foundation of ‘Guideline for Bachelorpaper and Master Thesis’ (version 2013) by focussing on the construction of IMRAD - literature enquiry and correct quotation by CITAVI to be worked out in writing - first research question and hypothesis formulations for preparation of the master thesis - research design and methodology - ways of reasoning - individual coachings according to individual main focuses

Learning outcomes

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

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

Course contents

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

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Günter Essl, Karl Göschka, Susanne Teschl (2013), Guideline for Bachelorpaper and Master Thesis (version 2013).
  • Siepmann, D. (2008), Writing in English: A Guide for Advanced Learners, UTB, Vol. 3124, Francke, Tübingen.
  • Skern, T. (2011), Writing scientific English: A workbook, 2nd. ed, Facultas Verlag, Wien.

Assessment methods

  • Homework
  • Prepared material for coaching
  • Prepared material for warming-up presentations + defense of a first scientific draft in a hearing situation
Scientific Writing (SWR)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Telecommunications Law (TCL)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course deals with basic principles of the Austrian Telecommunication Law, Data Protection Law and the Copyright Act.

Learning outcomes

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

  • illustrate and explicate basic structures of copyright, privacy law and telecommunication law
  • deal with simple legal facts of a case and evaluate it in general
  • by given basic conditions estimate which legal consequences may arise
  • identify if further examinations by experts are necessary

Course contents

  • Basic principles of the Austrian Telecommunication Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • The Copyright Act

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge according to the admission requirements.

Literature

  • Walter, Michel (2008): Österreichisches Urheberrecht Handbuch, Medien und Recht
  • Lichtenstrasser, Isabell (2010): Juristische Aspekte der Informatik – Softwareschutz (Skriptum)
  • Lichtenstrasser, Isabell (2010): Juristische Aspekte der Informatik – Datenschutzrecht (Skriptum)
  • Damjanovic; Handbuch des Telekommunikationsrechts; Springer 2006
  • Feiel, Wolfgang/Lehofer, Hans P (2004): Telekommunikationsgesetz 2003, Praxiskommentar zum TKG 2003, Medien und Recht
  • Parschalk; Telekommunikationsrecht; Linde 2006
  • Knyrim; Datenschutzrecht; Manz 2003
  • Dohr, Pollirer, Weiss, Knyrim; DSG Datenschutzrecht; Manz 2. Auflage

Assessment methods

  • 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
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
Credit Course TCP/IP Networking with Linux 2 (CCNL)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course User Experience Design (CCUED)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Pot B (M24B)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Android App Development 2 (CCAAD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Digital Radio and TV Systems 2 (CCDRS)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Windows Server (CCWS)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Pot C (M24C)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Agile Software Development (CCASD)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course DSP Programming in Linux (CCACPL)
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 Telecommunication Service Delivery Platforms Lab (CCTSD)
English / LAB
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Pot D (M24D)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course 6LoWPAN and its Applications 2 (6LPA2)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Digital Broadcast and Mobile Network Lab 2 (CCDBMN)
English / LAB
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Introduction to legal aspects for Internet Service Providers (CCILA)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course iPhone App Development 2 (CCSPA)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Credit Course Pot E (M24E)
English / kMod
1.50
-
Credit Course Internet of Energy 2 (CCIOE)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
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
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
Network Technologies 2 (M22)
English / iMod
6.00
-
IP Routing and Network Management (IPR)
English / LAB, FL
6.00
4.00
Nontechnical Subjects 2 (M25)
English / kMod
6.00
-
IT Project Management (ITPM)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00
Intercultural Communication (IC)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Telecommunications and Internet Markets (TIM)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Telecommunication Systems 2 (M21)
English / kMod
6.00
-
Digital Transmission Systems (DTS)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00
Telecommunication Service Delivery Plattforms (TSDP)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

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. Smart Cities, energy, mobility, e-health, Industrial Internet of Things).

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze, evaluate and explain trend-setting research publications in telecommunications and Internet technologies
  • analyze trends and innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT; e.g. Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Big Data) and evaluate their impact on telecommunication (e.g. requirements on data/audio/video transmission, 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 networks; extension of wireless access networks for carriers (UMTS/LTE) with Wireless LAN; Security and Quality of Services (QoS) in IMS based networks; ICT infrastructure for Smart Grid and E-mobility; Green Telecommunications; ICT solutions for production and logistics (Industrial Internet of Things)

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Current Technologies in Telecommunications and Internet (CTTI)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, the students are free to choose between the topicsSmart Cities:- ICT is a driver und enabler for Sustainable Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, Smart Mobility and Sustainable ManufacturingEvolved Packet System in 4G mobile networks:- This course introduces the architecture and functionality of the EPS (Evolved Packet System) to understand how voice and data services are provided in 4th generation (4G) mobile networks.IPv6 in Linux:- The course covers the usage of IPv6 in Linux, in particular with the focus on stateless address autoconfiguration.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Smart Cities: - apply an exemplary stakeholder process for a Smart City
  • implement the EU requirements 2030/2050 in a roadmap regarding CO2 reduction, increasing energy efficiency, extension renewable energy and improvement of transportation modal split
  • transfer the roadmap in a schedule with actions within the legal and economic frameworkEvolved Packet System in 4G mobile networks: - explain the architecture of the 4. Generation mobile networks,
  • describe the mechanisms of providing mobility,
  • outline the mechanism to provide quality-of-service classes,
  • identify the differences between OTT (over-the-top) applications and operator services.IPv6 in Linux: - explain how IPv6 packets are forwarded and to identify all related protocols
  • identify the IPv6 configuration of GNU/Linux systems by just looking at captured network traffic
  • explain the effect of router advertisement messages on the routing configuration of GNU/Linux systems

Course contents

  • Smart Cities:
  • Methodology of a stakeholder process, EU goals 2030/2050, base lining CO2 emission, energy consumption and production, evaluation energy saving potential in the categories: transport, buildings, industry and energy production, creation of a roadmap and transfer in an action listEvolved Packet System in 4G mobile networks:
  • LTE and EPC architecture
  • main procedures (attach, detach, location update, handover) and states
  • security concept (encryption, integrity protection)
  • provision of application oriented quality of service
  • integration towards 3G and 2G networksIPv6 in Linux:
  • IPv6 Addresses
  • IPv6 and Neighbor Discovery Protocol
  • IPv6 Address States
  • Duplicate Address Detection
  • Router Advertisements

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Smart Cities:
  • Christoph Stroschein (2014): Titel: Smart City - Die Zukunft der Stadt Trends und Entwicklungen, Verlag: Beuth Verlag GmbH, 1. Auflage, Berlin 2014
  • 2030 framework for climate and energy policies; http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/2030/documentation_en.htmEvolved Packet System in 4G mobile networks:
  • Christopher Cox (2014): An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE and 4G Mobile Communications
  • Miikka Poikselkä, Harri Holma et al. (2012): Voice over LTEIPv6 in Linux:
  • IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, RFC 4862, 2007.
  • Neighbor Discovery for IP version 6 (IPv6), RFC 4861, 2007.

Assessment methods

  • Smart Cities:
  • Term paper with presentationEvolved Packet System in 4G mobile networks:
  • End examIPv6 in Linux:
  • Course immanent assessment method (regular homeworks) and end exam
Emerging Technologies (ET)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
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
Scientific Publications and Research in Telecommunications (SPRT)
English / SE, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, specific research topics are presented in the field of telecommunications and Internet technologies and selected pioneering scientific publications and standards professionally analyzed and understood. The basis for the analysis of technical specifications and patents is mediated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze technical specifications
  • perform a patent research
  • explain research trends in the telecommunication
  • freely present and explain one selected research topic in a well-structured way (20 min.)

Course contents

  • relevant scientific publications in telecommunication and internet technology area
  • current research trends in the industry
  • Standards bodies and technical specifications being relevant for telecommunications
  • overview about patent law and patents

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Fachbücher und Fachartikel entsprechend den gewählten Themengebieten
  • Handbuch für Patentrecherche, Handelskammer Bozen, Innovationsservice, Mai 2005

Assessment methods

  • 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
  • explain the functionality of Ruby scripts

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 mobile computing, ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks. The focus is on the integration of mobile and pervasive telecommunication applications in system architectures.

Methodology

lectures, presentations by students

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop telecommunication applications for Ad Hoc Networks and 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.

Course contents

  • AdHoc Networks, Sensor Networks
  • Development of mobile and pervasive telecommunication applications for smartphones
  • Sensors in Smart Phones
  • Applications in Smart Home, Automotive, Mobile Entertainment
  • Wireless Connectivity and Seamless Mobility
  • Data Synchronization, Device Management

Prerequisites

Completion of all previous MTI courses

Literature

  • Johnson I. Agbinya (2009): IP Communications and Services for NGN; Auerbach Publications
  • Carlos De Morais Cordeiro, Dharma Prakash Agrawal (2011): Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications; World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas (2011): Enabling Technologies for Seamless Mobility (Internet and Communications); Auerbach Publications- Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean (2015) Pro Android 5; Apress
  • Brendan G. Lim, Martin Conte Mac Donnell (2014): iOS 7 in Action; Manning Publications
  • Buddy James, Lori Lalonde (2015): Pro XAML with C#: From Design to Deployment on WPF, Windows Store and Windows Phone; Apress

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method:
  • Written exam about ZigBee (50%)
  • Presentation and discussion of developed system architecture (50%)

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Master Thesis (M41)
English / kMod
27.00
-
Diploma Seminar (DS)
English / SE
3.00
2.00
Master Thesis (MT)
English / SO
24.00
0.00
Nontechnical Subjects 4 (M42)
English / kMod
3.00
-
Dealing with Customers (DC)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Professional English (ENG)
English / SE
1.50
1.00