ERASMUS and International Incoming Students

Courses available in English for Exchange Students of the Degree Programme Information Technology and Systems Management

Incoming exchange students are basically flexible in their selection of courses (units). You can choose from all levels as long as it is guaranteed that you fulfil the prerequisites for the selected course. As a rule, bachelor students usually take the courses at the bachelor level, but can take courses in the master programme, if they come from a more specialised programme and thus have the appropriate level of skills.

In case of doubt, please contact the International Coordinator of the programme. You can also choose from the courses listed below from the Master programme Applied Image and Signal processing.

Please note that courses are offered only either in the winter (= end of September to end of January) or the summer semester (= end of February to June). 

BACHELOR  Programme Information Technology and Systems Management

Semester 4 (Summer Semester)

Course Title: Cryptology
Number of Credits:
Course Contents: Main objectives of cryptography, difference between the areas of cryptography, cryptanalysis and steganography, cryptographic algorithms and protocols; Kerkhoff’s Principle; assessing security of cryptographic solutions; selected topics in theory and practice, including: symmetric ciphers, public-key cryptography, cryptographic hashes, signatures, public key infrastructures, important attacks and countermeasures

Semester 5 (Winter Semester)

Course Title: Bachelor Paper 1 (Individual project and accompanying seminar
Number of Credits: 7  ECTS
Course Contents: The bachelor paper one comprises project work related to one of the focus areas of the degree programme -  media informatics, mechatronics, intelligent energy systems or networking and communication technologies. Usually, students work in a group of three and document the project work in a final paper.  In the accompanying seminar the principles of scientific research and documentation are discussed.

Course Title: Agile Project Management
Number of Credits:
Course Contents: This lecture covers the basics of agile project management and related methodologies. It presents the motivation for, the origins and basic principles of Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Kanban and related project management tools. Students learn to assess the application areas of the different approaches and how to introduce them into their project work.

Course Title: Software-Design
Number of Credits: 5 ECTS
Course Contents: Software life cycle; UML as a standard notation for software; Software specification; Lightweight, heavyweight and agile process models; Requirements engineering; Software metrics; Software testing; Software quality; Software design patterns; Configuration management; CASE tools; Fundamentals of model-driven software development.

Course Title: Media Informatics
Number of Credits: 6 ECTS
Course Contents: Theoretical foundations of digital media; Development from information model to distribution and presentation; Object and feature detection, content-based image retrieval; Fundamentals of computer graphics and computer-aided vision; Multi-media frameworks and multimedia database systems; Social software concepts and collective intelligence; Basics of media economics; Selected topics in image and video processing.

Course Title: Mobile Networks and Security
Number of Credits: 6 ECTS
Course Contents: Wireless Local Area Networks with focus on security mechanisms; Protocols, Architecture, Quality of Service and Security aspects of Voice over IP; Mobile Telecommunication Networks (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, LTE…); Basics on Wide Area Networks; selected aspects of network security

Semester 6

Work Placement (16 ECTS Credits = 400 hours of student workload)
Note: this is only possible in a project at the university on prior arrangement
In the internship, students apply the knowledge they have so far acquired in the context of a project with concrete tasks and embedded in business processes. Thereby, they gain in-depth insight into applied work and production techniques, as well as in the corporate and social environment. The task carried out is aligned with the specialization areas of the degree programme.  The results are documented in a report and are communicated in a presentation.

Bachelor Paper 2 (individual project and accompanying seminar – 9 ECTS Credits)
In this supervised bachelor thesis work,   students reflect on a topic related to the focus areas of the degree programme and document these theoretical considerations in a paper in accordance with scientific standards. Additionally, the paper comprises the application of the theories considered.

See also courses offered in the Master Information Technology & Systems-Management

As an accepted incoming student you can also choose among the Courses offered by the International Office.

For administrative issues, please, contact the Incoming Students Coordinator at International Office, Teresa Rieger (

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