Attention: The following list contains only lectures held at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. The complete and new curriculum (from fall 2021 on) is available here.

Applied Image and Signal Processing

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Analytics and Knowledge Discovery

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code AISM1AKDIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The module Analytics and Knowledge Discovery leads students to classical approaches on Exploratory Data Analysis for data with different kind of representation (numerical, categorical, text). For implementing a knowledge discovery process, they apply methods to reduce the dimension-ality of data, cluster it and apply various visualization methods. The course concentrates on unsupervised methodology.

Superior module:

Data Science & Analytics

Module description:

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Data Science

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code AISM1DSCIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students know about types and ingredients of data science projects, entitle their structure and identify different types of team members. They understand the concepts of data, models and algorithms and use specific language to describe data. They discuss the appropriateness of a data collection or intended data acquisition process with respect to a data science or artificial intelligence project. Students are introduced to the classical approach for extracting information from data with different kind of representation (numerical, categorial, one-hot or text). They collect, pre-process and visualize this data to gain basic data understand-ing. They follow the design cycle for supervised methodology by implementing data-specific feature generation, sampling of training and testing data, training selected (simple) classifiers and evaluating their performance. The students use state-of-the-art development tools and scalable technology and argue their approach content-wise.

Superior module:

Data Science & Analytics

Module description:

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Digital Signal Processing 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code AISM1DSPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students understand the basic mathematical concepts to describe continuous and discrete time signals and systems and know the relations between time and frequency domain. They are famil-iar with the foundations of signal sampling and discretization and can apply important transfor-mations, e.g. Fourier-, Laplace and z-transformation. They understand basic algorithms in digital signal processing like FFT, convolution and correlation. They can transform continuous to discrete time systems e. g. with help of the impulse invariant or bilinear transformation and understand the restrictions. They have profound knowledge in designing and implementing digital filters and are also familiar with their applications. Students also have experience in simulation of DSP algorithms in a lab environment and are able to implement discrete systems with help of simulation software and low-level programming languages.

Superior module:

Digital Signal Processing

Module description:

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Mathematics & Modelling

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code AISM1MAMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students can apply functions in several variables to model problems. They are able to analyze the change behavior of these functions and to determine critical points. They can approximate complex functions by multidimensional polynomials (especially with tangent planes and second order Taylor polynomials). They are able to use gradient based methods to find local minima. They understand selected problems of convex optimization and can solve them with mathematical software. Students are able to calculate the most important matrix decompositions and apply eigenvalue theory to perform the principal components analysis for data. Students can solve multidimensional integrals. They understand the notion of a vector space (VS) with inner product and relate to it in different application areas. They master the coordinate transformation for the change of basis in finite dimensional VSs and are familiar with the relationship to Fourier analysis. They know selected application areas of the mentioned methods.

Superior module:

Mathematics & Modelling

Module description:

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Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Applied Statistics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code AISM2APSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students can apply methods of inferential statistics to data and communicate the results obtained both verbally and graphically. They can describe data with models and are able to represent dependencies of random variables with graphical models. They know statistical standards and are able to plan, conduct and document experiments. They know applications of random number generators in the area of generative models and can produce corresponding data with mathematical software.

Superior module:

Mathematics & Modelling

Module description:

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Digital Signal Processing 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code AISM2DSPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students know details in digital filter design such as advantages and disadvantages of different filter types and design methods. They understand the problem of quantization of filter coefficients and how to design 2nd order sections IIR filters. They know how to design special filters like notch, comb or median filters and are able to implement them in a low-level programming language (e.g. C). Students understand the concept of adaptive signal processing and can implement an adap-tive LMS filter e.g. for noise cancellation. In general, they can solve complex signal processing problems on a given hardware platform. Students understand the problems of numerical program-ming. They know common number formats and understand details of fixed point and floating-point arithmetic. They understand the principle of applying standard DSP algorithms also for 2D-signals (images).

Superior module:

Digital Signal Processing

Module description:

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Machine Learning

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code AISM2MLGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students understand the assumptions and restrictions implied by a specific model choice in view of statistical learning theory setup and the "no free lunch" theorem. They select from a collection of well-known and widely available ML algorithms, accordingly, parameterize models and assess the impact of different design choices on the network complexity of neural networks. Students detect overfitting and underfitting during the training process and take corresponding counter measures such as regularization. They apply the machine learning models to different types of data (text, images, numerical) for tasks such as classification, representation learning and object detection and thereby construct examples of AI (artificial intelligence) systems.

Superior module:

Data Science & Analytics

Module description:

xxx

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Agile Project Management

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code AISM3APMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students can apply theoretical and practical project management and software engineering skills in a team, based on the practical implementation of a continuous software engineering project.

Superior module:

Applied Sciences and Methods

Module description:

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Ethics & Sustainability

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code AISM3ESAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

After successfully completing the symposium, students are able to analyse and reflect on ethical-moral dilemmas; to evaluate opinions from a lecture in their own context of action; to argue social issues with a view to their own professional environment; to articulate and justify their own opinion in the group discussion.

Superior module:

Applied Sciences and Methods

Module description:

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Selected Topics in Applied Image and Signal Processing

EC: Applied Natural Language Processing

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code AISM3ANLIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students are aware of the difference between task-oriented systems and dialog systems. They develop algorithms for generating natural language targeted at different tasks (slot filling, question answering) or for conversational purposes. Students know about existing tools for the development of dialog systems, their differences and how to integrate these tools into other applications such as social media.

Superior module:

Selected Topics in Applied Image and Signal Processing

Module description:

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EC: Applied Reinforcement Learning

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code AISM3ARLIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students identify problems for model-base and model-free reinforcement learning, apply suitable algorithms and assemble solutions using toolboxes. They know how to use real-life simulations by physics engines for Reinforcement Learning and know the challenges when switching to robots or other hardware. They discuss current trends and upcoming areas of application.

Superior module:

Selected Topics in Applied Image and Signal Processing

Module description:

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EC: Natural Language Processing

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code AISM3NLPIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
Language of instruction English
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students apply attention-based models for natural language processing and implement appropriate networks for applications in areas such as machine translation and sentiment analysis in social networks. Building on previously acquired skills in pre-processing text data, they use contextualized text representations and complex network architectures. They are able to decide on network parameters and design appropriate for the problem at hand and know the limits and areas of application of the respective algorithms.

Superior module:

Selected Topics in Applied Image and Signal Processing

Module description:

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EC: Reinforcement Learning

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code AISM3RILIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
Language of instruction English
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

Students identify problems suited for reinforcement learning, find suitable models and assemble solutions using toolboxes. They distinguish and differentiate between different setups based on input data type and assumptions on the environment and select corresponding algorithms and metrics. Using Deep Learning methodologies, the students design, optimize and evaluate deep reinforcement learning for a set of classical problems. They discuss current trends and upcoming areas of application.

Superior module:

Selected Topics in Applied Image and Signal Processing

Module description:

xxx

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Master Exam

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code AISM4MAEDP
Type DP
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to present and discursively defend the hypotheses and solution approaches developed in the master thesis. They are able to establish cross-references to contents of the study program.

Superior module:

Master Thesis & Master Exam

Module description:

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Master Seminar 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code AISM4MASSE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to present and discuss their own scientific work in a peer group situation. They can argue logically and in line with scientific standards as well as understand the importance of a methodical approach.

Superior module:

Master Thesis & Master Exam

Module description:

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Master Thesis

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code AISM4MATIT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 23
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

The students are able to independently write sound academic papers based on common international standards. They can proceed methodically and systematically. They can analyse and present problems, provide solutions as well as formulate these appropriately and critically scrutinise them. The students are able to defend their approach.

Superior module:

Master Thesis & Master Exam

Module description:

xxx

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SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture