Courses with engineering or computer science focus available for incoming exchange students

Courses are available for both levels, bachelor and master. All courses of the master level are eligible for advanced bachelor students. The final exam will be adapted to their previous knowledge.

The professors responsible for computer science are:

Prof. Beuster, Prof. SäringProf. Bohn, Prof. Hoffmann, Prof. Häuslein, Prof. Iwanowski, Prof. Uwe Schmidt

The professors responsible for computer engineering are:

Prof. BurmeisterProf. Sawitzki

The professors responsible for engineering are:

Prof. Anders, Prof. Bargel, Prof. Burmeister, Prof. Serban, Prof. Mike Schmitt

 

The following courses are given in English on request:

 

 

Bachelor Thesis in Industrial Engineering

term offered: every semester

work load: 12 - 30 ECTS credits (details see below)

level: bachelor

The Bachelor Thesis itself has a volume of 12 ECTS. It is to be absolved in conjunction with a preparatory practical phase of 12 weeks duration (17 ECTS additionally) and is to be finished with a final presentation and examination (1 ECTS). The total workload of 30 ECTS implies that this module is exclusively absolved in one semester.

Goal of thesis and prepended practical phase is to enable the student to employ theoretical knowledge acquired in lectures to real world problems encountered in the professional workplace. Based on science, students solve a real world problem posed by a cooperating corporation or organization or by members of our faculty.

Students learn to take responsibilities, structure their package of work, anticipate and overcome obstacles and develop new solutions. Finally the students document their work on their own, adequate in form and content.

Ideally thesis work will be located at the techno-economical junction. Purely technical and purely economic work is also admissible, however.

If you are interested in writing a bachelor thesis at FH Wedel, you should consider the fields of the professors for industrial engineering mentioned above and contact the most suitable one directly.

 

 

Engineering Project

term offered: every semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits (deviations for international students possible)

level: bachelor or master

In the engineering project students are required to do some practical research, design or laboratory work usually in small groups of two or three students. The objective is to enable the students to apply engineering techniques to the solution of research or industrial problems and practice project- and teamwork. They will take responsibility for their project and work on their own on the task given, but are supervised by a faculty member.

The project work takes place in the microsystems technology lab (Prof. Anders), the manufacturing engineering lab (Prof. Bargel), the chemical engineering lab (Prof. Schmitt) or is carried out in cooperation with companies.

The results are summarized in a final report und presented to the other project teams and the supervisors.

This is the corresponding German website. For further english information, please contact one of the above-mentioned professors for industrial engineering.

 

 

 

Programming Structures 2 Lab

term offered: every semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: bachelor

This course is a pure lab course giving you several programming assignments. If you want to get this acknowledged as an exchange student, you should pass at least 7 assignments. There will be 9 assignments available.

This course requires that you have already taken a lab course in your home university in some programming language and that you know basic datatypes, functions and algorithmic structures such as loops and branches. This course will be given in Java and brings you to a level required in order to take the advanced courses afterwards which makes FH Wedel graduates famous in the companies. Previous Java experience is not required.

In the course of the assigments, some tutorials are given in order to enable the participants to pass the assignments.

Since this course is part of the preparation programme for the English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Refer to the course website of Cordula Eichhorn.

 

 

 

Seminar

term offered: every semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits (deviations for international students possible)

level: bachelor or master

The topics vary and come from all areas of computer science and computer engineering, sometimes even from far related areas. The professors in charge of Industrial Engineering listed on top of the page offer seminars with a natural science or technical focus.

Students are required to do their own research on a specific topic assigned to them prior to the semester, to elaborate and present a seminar talk and to summarise their findings in a seminar paper.

International students can write and present the paper in English or German. The other talks may be in English or German. Some professors require all talks to be given in English if at least one international student attends.

Seminars with computer science or computer engineering focus are offered by the professors listed above. While a lot of current seminar topics are defined in advance and distributed among the students according to a certain procedure, many of the professors also let you participate in the definition of an individual topic corresponding to your background coming from an international university.

 

 

 

Applications of Artificial Intelligence

term offered: winter semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: bachelor

This course teaches you general principles of artificial intelligence such as knowledge-based systems, searching strategies, and swarm intelligence.

Several applications are presented such as technical diagnosis, navigation problems, problems of scheduling and logistics, public information, computer games intelligence, etc.

You get an introduction how AI techniques help in these applications.

Depending on the actual year and the individual interests of the students participating, some issues may be covered in much greater detail. In the past, this was done for swarm intelligence and model-based diagnosis. Also a practical assignment ist possible.

This course is very suitable to learn ideas and methods for graduation theses in various application domains. However, the prerequesites are only good programming skills and first year mathematics. So you may enrol in this course in the second year already.

Since this course is part of the preparation programme for the English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Refer to the course website of Prof. Iwanowski.

 

 

 

Control Theory (with Introduction into Simulation Software)

term offered: winter semester

work load: 5 ECTS

level: bachelor

 

This course is dedicated to the analysis of control problems and the design of controllers. Focus will be on the classical controller design, i.e. PID control.

In a practical introduction into simulation software, some MATLAB exercises will accompany the course. This practical introduction may be taken separately from the lecture on control theory an issues 2 ECTS credits for exchange students. This simulation software part is also acknowledged as part of a 5 ECTS software development course in combination with practical programming exercises (C or Java).

Further information is given by Prof. Burmeister.

 

 

 

 

Discrete Mathematics

term offered: winter semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: bachelor

This course teaches you the main mathematical background needed for computer scientists. It starts on a very elementary level and includes a general introduction into mathematical concepts such as logics, set theory and proofs.

Within the field of Discrete Mathematics we focus on number theory (mainly prime numbers), algebraic structures, combinatorics and graph theory (networks).

This course is very suitable for people having little mathematical background and wanting to change this.

Since this course is part of the preparation programme for the English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Refer to the course website of Prof. Iwanowski.

 

 

 

IT Security

term offered: summer semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: bachelor

This class covers technical, administrative and legal aspects of IT Security.

The students learn how to identify threats in a connected world, and how to counter them. Besides an in-depth analysis of the technical side of IT products and services from a security point of view, the class also covers systematic approaches to enhance the security of IT systems, like certification schemes.

The course requires the successful completion of a 90 minutes written examination.

Further details are given by Prof. Beuster.

 

 

 

Real-Time Systems

term offered: summer semester

work load: 5 ECTS

level: bachelor

This course presents basic concepts and techniques of concurrent programming on a single CPU machine under real-time requirements. IPC mechanisms and programming models as well as corresponding data structures and scheduling techniques are discussed in detail. 2 ECTS are granted after passing the final exam and  another 2 ECTS upon completion of a lab exercise.

Further information is given by Prof. Sawitzki.

 

 

 

 

Signals and Systems

term offered: summer semester

work load: 5 ECTS

level: bachelor

 

In this course, we will learn about mathematical representation of signals and systems in the time and frequency domain. Most concepts will be taught with an application of audio signal processing in mind, showing the details behind various filter techniques or spectral analysis. After learning about continuous time signals and systems the last lectures will be dedicated to discrete time systems, with applications from digital audio and image processing.

Since this course is part of the preparation programme for the English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Further information is given by Prof. Burmeister.

 

 

 

 

Distributed Systems

term offered: winter semester

work load: 5 ECTS

level: master

This course teaches in detail the principles of distributed systems,their communications and typical services. It discusses different paradigms (WEB-Services with SOAP and REST, actor systems, distributed objects) to construct distributed systems along with relevant algorithmsfor synchronization, replication and election. Practical exercisesin both Java and Erlang complement lectures.

International bachelor students may participate in this course and get a special final exam adapted to their previous knowledge.

This course is not recommended for participants without background in software design and object oriented programming techniques (entry-level B.Sc. courses in corresponding subjects will suffice).

Since this course is part of our English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Further information is given by Prof. Hoffmann.

 

 

Methods of Artificial Intelligence

term offered: winter semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: master

This course elaborates on several AI techniques.

You also get a deep insight into formal logics and proofs.

International bachelor students may participate in this course and get a special final exam adapted to their previous knowledge.

Further details are given by Prof. Beuster.

 

 

Reconfigurable Computing

term offered: winter semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: master

Reconfigurable Computing is commonly understood as discipline dealing with design, implementation, and programming of computer systems using
programmable hardware (FPGA, CPLD etc). The course discusses physical device architectures, system-level structures as well as programming models and design flows of reconfigurable systems. Final exam consists of a lab exercise, which must be solved before the end of semester and discussed during a short oral examination at the end of the course. 

This course is not recommended for participants without background in computer architecture, digital design and basic programming techniques (entry-level B.Sc. courses in corresponding subjects will suffice).

International bachelor students may participate in this course and get a special final exam adapted to their previous knowledge.

Further information is given by Prof. Sawitzki.

 

 

Security Management

term offered: winter semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: master

The students learn that IT security is not only about developing technical solutions. IT security is a continuous process requiring management. After completion of the course, the students know the relevant standards and certification schemes for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The students are able to develop and evaluate security policies for all kinds of companies and institutions.

International bachelor students may participate in this course and get a special final exam adapted to their previous knowledge.

Further details are given by Prof. Beuster.

 

 

 

Algorithmics

term offered: summer semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: master

This course presents advanced algorithms and shows how to prove their correctness and efficiency. The applications come from general searching and sorting, data base operations, graph algorithms, pattern matching and algorithmic geometry.

International bachelor students may participate in this course and get a special final exam adapted to their previous knowledge.

Since this course is part of our English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Refer to the course website of Prof. Iwanowski.

 

 

 

 

Cryptography Workshop

term offered: summer semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: master

This workshop combines lectures in cryptography with hands-on exercises.

The students learn both the history and the mathematical foundations of cryptography and cryptanalysis. Based on this, the students learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of both historical and contemporary ciphers and cryptographic protocols. Classroom lectures are complemented by practical exercises, where students gain hands-on knowledge in cryptography and cryptanalysis.

The course requires the successful completion of a 90 minutes written examination.

Since this course is part of our English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Further details are given by Prof. Beuster.

 

 

 

Security Engineering

term offered: summer semester

work load: 5 ECTS credits

level: master

The students learn to design and implement secure IT systems, and they learn to evaluate the security of existing systems. After completing the module, the students know the state-of-the-art in secure software, secure software, network security, and physical security.

Since this course is part of our English master programme IT Engineering, it will always be given in English.

Further details are given by Prof. Beuster.