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Trends in Smart Products (elective)

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Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate / the student:
* understands the concepts of smart applications such as Smart House, Smart City, Smart Production, Connected Vehicles etc.
* knows and understands the latest trends in the field of these applications

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

* Current best practice approaches and concepts in application areas (e.g. Smart Home, Smart City, Smart Production, Connected Vehicles, etc.)
* Current best practice approaches with regard to development processes and tools
* Current research and development activities or research and development results

recommended or required reading

Huber W.; Industrie 4.0 kompakt – Wie Technologien unsere Wirtschaft und unsere Unternehmen verändern: Transformation und Veränderung des gesamten Unternehmens; Wiesbaden; 2018
Iyer B., Venkatraman V.; “What comes after smart products?”, Havard Business Review; 2015
Roth A.; Einführung und Umsetzung von Industrie 4.0: Grundlagen, Vorgehensmodell und Use Cases aus der Praxis; Wiesbaden; 2016

assessment methods and criteria

Seminar thesis

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Schmiedinger, PhD

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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