Current Technologies

  • Master's Program Management, Communication & IT
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 3
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Kohlegger Michael
  • Dr. van Kooten Willemijn
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students are familiar with the most important basic technologies for Smart Systems and know the specific requirements in communication. They know the most common applications of smart technologies and have an overview of current trends and innovations in this field.
    Students are able to identify, structure and critically analyze problems also in new or emerging areas of their discipline. They can discuss current developments and assess their potential significance. They can apply current scientific methods in the investigation of new trends and developments.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • Please note: Prerequisite knowledge from IT-relevant studies required!
Course contents
  • - Breadth and depth of the field "management, communication, and IT" in science and practice using selected, current topics, such as quantum computing and blockchain technologies
    - Looking at emerging technologies from a variety of perspectives
    - Methods to identify trends and assess their impact
    - Basic concepts of smart systems or cyber-physical systems
    - Basic technologies for smart systems
    - Communication requirements in the context of cyber-physical systems or Internet of Things
    - Critical reflection of current developments from the fields of study
Recommended or required reading
  • - Guerrieri, A., Loscri, V., Rovella, A., & Fortino, G. (2016). Management of Cyber Physical Objects in the Future Internet of Things. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
    - Follett, J. (2015). Designing for emerging technologies. UX for genomics, robotics, and the Internet of things. Beijing: O'Reilly.
    - Sacolick, I. (2017). Driving digital. The leader's guide to business transformation through technology. New York: AMACOM, American Management Association.
    - Solomon, Y. (2015). Bowling with a crystal ball. How to predict technology trends, create disruptive.
    - ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems
    (ISSN: 1550-4832)
    - International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (ISSN: 0219-8770)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English