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Module EIT-FUN-414-M-7

Industrial Communication Networks (M, 3.0 LP, ANL)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
EIT-FUN-414-M-7 Industrial Communication Networks 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.C48-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation & 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 of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


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

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[EIT-88.C48-SG#2021] M.Sc. Automation & Control (A&C) [2021] [Specialisation] Major "Connected Automation Systems" (CAS) [P] Compulsory
Module-Pool Name
[EIT-AC-MSC-TW-MPOOL-7] General Elective Modules Master A&C