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CS 577 — Fundamental IoT Sensor Technologies To Measure Physical And Non-physical Parameters
(dt. Fundamentale Technologien zur IoT-Datengenerierung von physikalischen und nichtphysikalischen Größen - IoT Sensorik)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Two examinations: term paper (3 CP) and presentation (3 CP)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Business Informatics.
Subject, Origin Computer Science, B.Sc. Business Informatics
One semester,
Im Wechsel mit anderen advanced moduleen zur Business Informatics
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seeger


  • Current status of IoT (Internet of Things) applications in selected industries
  • IoT platforms and sensor networks
  • Simple, complex and highly complex measurement methods for physical quantities
  • Use cases and applications
  • Challenges of real-time measurements
  • Decentralized vs. central measurement data processing
  • Software-supported interference avoidance and calibration procedures
  • Market overview
  • Current research fields of sensor development
  • Measurement methods in physiology, psychology, biology and industry applications
  • Theoretical and practical exercises based on concrete tasks
  • Solution of complex measurement problems from industry and their technical and economic evaluation
  • Cost-benefit analysis of IoT sensors

Qualification Goals

Students have a comprehensive understanding of technology for IoT data generation.


None. Basic knowledge of physics as well as basic mathematical and business skills are recommended.

Recommended Reading

  • Aktuelle und spezifische Literaturquellen werden im Rahmen des Moduls bereitgestellt.
  • Allgemeine Quellen:
  • Thomas Mühl: Einführung in die elektrische Messtechnik: Grundlagen, Messverfahren, Anwendungen 4. Auflage (2014)
  • Brian R. Eggins: Chemical Sensors And Biosensors (Analytical Techniques in the Sciences) (Englisch) (2009)

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2023/24. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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