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Major in Internet of Things

More than 50 billion smart things – objects equipped with microcomputers – are expected to be able to communicate with each other by 2030 via the Internet of Things. This technology opens avenues to countless new applications that will have a huge impact on society.

This includes smart cars that communicate with each other and with the road infrastructure; smart cities that monitor and optimise the use of resources; smart health, where patients are monitored; smart factories, where production processes are controlled or optimised; smart buildings that maximise the comfort of their inhabitants, and much more.

One of the biggest challenges being faced is dependability of the Internet of Things. Critical applications in the areas of health, transportation or production always need to function flawlessly, even if they are exposed to disruptive influences and targeted attacks.

By choosing to major in Internet of Things, based on the master’s programme Information and Computer Engineering, you can study this subject through intensive research and specialise in a cutting-edge topic with the highest social relevance.

Programme Structure

To complete a master's degree in Information and Computer Engineering with a major in Internet of Things, your degree programme must include:

  • Major in Internet of Things: at least 40 ECTS
  • Minor: at least 20 ECTS
    You choose a minor from the master's programme Information and Computer Engineering.
  • Elective subject: up to 14 ECTS
    You choose the courses for the elective subject according to the curriculum. The total credits accrued from the major, minor and elective subjects must be no less than 74 ECTS.
    Seminar/Project: 10 ECTS in a subject area related to the Internet of Things.
  • Free-choice subject: 6 ECTS
  • Master’s thesis: 30 ECTS

Total credits: 120 ECTS

More details can be found in the study plan.

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Mentors in the Subject Areas

Advanced Testing Techniques
Bernhard AICHERNIG
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.
aichernignoSpam@ist.tugraz.at
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Control Theory
Martin HORN
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
martin.hornnoSpam@tugraz.at

Deeply Embedded Systems
Marcel BAUNACH
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Dr.rer.nat.
baunachnoSpam@tugraz.at
Website

Formal Veri fication
Roderick BLOEM
Univ.-Prof. Ph.D.
roderick.bloemnoSpam@iaik.tugraz.at
Website

IT Security
Stefan MANGARD
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
stefan.mangardnoSpam@iaik.tugraz.at
Website

Machine Learning
Franz PERNKOPF
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
pernkopfnoSpam@tugraz.at

Microwave Engineering
Wolfgang BOESCH
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. MBA
wboschnoSpam@tugraz.at

Signal and Information Processing
Gernot KUBIN
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
gernot.kubinnoSpam@tugraz.at
Website

Wireless Communications
Klaus WITRISAL
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.
witrisalnoSpam@tugraz.at
Website

Wireless Networking
Kay RÖMER
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dr.sc.ETH
roemernoSpam@tugraz.at
Website

Intelligent Systems
Gerald STEINBAUER
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
steinbauernoSpam@ist.tugraz.at

Subject Areas

You choose three from the following eleven areas for a total of at least 40 ECTS to major in the Internet of Things:

  • Advanced Testing Techniques
  • Control Theory
  • Deeply Embedded Systems
  • Formal Verification
  • IT Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Signal and Information Processing
  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Networking
  • Intelligent Systems

You can find more specific information about the content, courses and mentors in each area here: Overview of the subject areas.

Internet of Things – Research at the TU Graz

  • Research Centre Dependable Internet of Things
    Ten top researchers in the fields of Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Information Engineering work together to create a dependable Internet of Things.
  • First lead project at the TU Graz: Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments (in German: Verlässlichkeit im Internet der Dinge)
    The lead project is anchored in the Field of Expertise Information, Communication and Computing, one of the five strategic Fields of Expertise at the TU Graz.