Applied Internet of Things (IoT) - a hands on course (E)

level of course unit

First Cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students will
- Understand the basics of Internet of Things applications
- Be able to implement a plug-and-play IoT system
- Understand the potential of IoT solutions

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

- Basics components of an IoT system
- IoT architecture
- Study of different use cases (e.g. smart city, smart farming, smart building, alpine monitoring etc.)
- Data visualization & analytics

recommended or required reading

García Márquez. (2021). Internet of Things. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91605

assessment methods and criteria

Project report and presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

plug-and-play IoT system (no coding is required)
- Coached learning: lecturers will support and guide the students
- Teamwork: students will work together in teams
- Outdoor (Field) experiments: applications will be realized in a real-world setting

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Martin Schafferer, MSc; Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Schmiedinger, PhD

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)


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