Industrial Management

Applied IT (Basics)

Integrated course, 4.00 ECTS


Course content

Modern ICT systems significantly influence operational conditions for enterprises. The content of the lecture is derived from real life scenarios and should give the students the opportunity to see what it is like to "properly" manage the production factor of ICT in a company.
Introduction to Applied ICT
• Understand the position of applied IT and the job profile of a "Solution Provider"
• Understand the meaning of digital transformation and recognize the resulting need to take action.
Special Challenge: IT security
• Knowledge of all relevant areas of IT security
• know the catalogue of dangers and measures for IT security standards, based on the BSI-100-2 standard.
• Knowledge of methods and instruments to evaluate the ICT implementation.
• Knowledge of the concept of outsourcing. Understanding derives from implications of current concepts such as software-as-a-service, cloud computing.
IT Fundamentals:
Binary code, units in IT, ASCII-code and other terminology such as symbols, syntax, data, informatics, knowledge (boundaries), data types and forms.
Understanding of tasks and architecture of network protocols, based on the example of the TCP/IP protocol family. Knowledge of the various different layers of the ISO/OSI model.
Knowledge of the most important corporate software suits that are relevant to industrial engineering.
• Professional competence in terms of (modern) business IT infrastructure
• Devising professional charts and tables in MS Excel

Learning outcomes

Students are able to
• work efficiently with IT applications to solve technical and business problems.
• develop the capacity to understand and discuss all aspects of applied ICT.
• devise standard individual software for industrial management
• apply IT-management based on an example of a software development process (requirements and specifications list, prototyping)
• technical programming using the example of micro-controller hardware.

Modern ICT significantly influences operational conditions for enterprises. The use of ICT, however, does not necessarily to ideal outcomes. With this in mind, interaction with ICT systems fosters field-specific and methodical expertise.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

• Hansen/Neumann: Wirtschaftsinformatik 1 (Grundlagen und Anwendungen)
• Stahlknecht/Hasenkamp: Wirtschaftsinformatik
• Holey/Welter/Wiedemann: Wirtschaftsinformatik
• Tiemeyer (Hrsg.): Handbuch IT-Management
• Hansen/Neumann: Wirtschaftsinformatik 2
• Magenheim/Müller: Informatik macchiato
• Held: VBA mit Excel
• Strobl/Brunner: Excel Advanced
• Gerths/Hichert: Geschäftsdiagramme nach den Success-Regeln gestalten
• Banzi: Getting Started with Arduino
• Brühlmann: Arduino-Praxiseinstieg
• Boxall: Arduino-Workshops - eine praktische Einführung mit 65 Projekten

The lecturer agrees to pass on an updated list of recommended literature to the students in accordance with the syllabus.
• Make, Magazin der Maker Media, Inc.
• Wirtschaftsinformatik

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Exam and continuous assessment