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Software Development for Communication Systems

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Software Development for Communication Systems
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PIM-SWKS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P221-0191, P222-0070
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for ‹bung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KIM-SWKS (P222-0070) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
PIM-SWKS (P221-0191, P222-0070) Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, optional course, informatics specific
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Brocks
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Brocks

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to complete a project in the area of communication systems, even with unfamiliar software frameworks and development tools, in order to quickly familiarize themselves with a complex project in the company.

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Module content:
Students will carry out a software project on a topic from the field of communication networks. As a rule, it should cover all aspects of the development process, from build management, requirement engineering, software design and implementation to testing and deployment. The project must be documented and will end with a presentation by the student.
Possible technical aspects:
* Serialization Codec implementation based on various serialization techniques (ASN.1, JSON, XML, Protobuf)
* Test automation: Unit testing, browser testing, performance measurements, load and stress testing
* Communication: REST, GraphQL, interprocess communication, client-server programming based on different transmission protocols (UDP, TCP, HTTP, MQTT), encrypted network connections, streaming
* Model-driven software development, domain-specific languages
* Single-board computers
* Network simulation
* Implementation techniques of protocol layers and state machines
* Threads / Parallel programming
* Timer
* Tracing / Logging / Monitoring
* Platform configurations, server management

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Recommended or required reading:
Class literature will be based on the projectís context. This usually consists of online sources on the frameworks used, software development tools or textbook literature on design methods.

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Module offered in:
SS 2023, SS 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, SS 2019
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