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Module EIT-FUN-414-M-7

Industrial Communications (M, 3.0 LP, ANL)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
EIT-FUN-414-M-7 Industrial Communications 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [EIT-FUN] Wireless Communication and Navigation
Reference course of study [EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation and Control (A&C) [2021]
Livecycle-State [ANL] Start-Up Period


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U EIT-FUN-414-K-7
Industrial Communications
P 42 h 48 h - - no 3.0 WiSe
  • About [EIT-FUN-414-K-7]: Title: "Industrial Communications"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 48 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


1. Industrial Communications: Use Cases, Markets and Requirements – Introduction with examples of major markets, introduction to technology concepts, KPIs, requirements

2. Review of basic properties and numerology of communication systems I

3. Review of basic properties and numerology of communication systems II

4. State of the Art industrial communications – examples with analysis of requirements, technological enablers, and challenges

5. Industrial communication technologies – Overview and classification, major trends and roadmaps for field bus, Industrial Ethernet, NFC, IEEE 802 and cellular technologies, wireless versus wireline

6. Industrial communication technologies – Field bus

7. Industrial communication technologies – Industrial Ethernet, Automotive Ethernet, Wireline and Wireless

8. Industrial communication technologies – NFC, RFID

9. Industrial communication technologies – IEEE 802.11 technologies and overview on other IEEE 802 technologies

10. Industrial communication technologies – Cellular (2G, 4G, 5G, 6G)

11. Industrial communication technologies – Low Power Wide Area standards

12. Industrial Campus networks I

13. Industrial Campus networks II

14. Comparison and future trends

Competencies / intended learning achievements

After completing this module you can...
  • ... explain the specialities of industrial use cases and quantitatively describe the resulting requirements for the necessary network technologies.
  • ... assess the key characteristics of networking options and apply them to the respective application scenarios.
  • ... reliably assess and develop system engineering concepts for networking technologies based on given case studies.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [EIT-FUN-414-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation and Control (A&C) [2021] Major "Connected Automation Systems" (CAS) [P] Compulsory
[EIT-88.?-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation and Control (A&C) [2021] Elective Modules [W] Elective Module
Module-Pool Name
[EIT-AUT-RCS-WP-MPOOL-7] RCS Core Electives