Data Science & Intelligent Analytics PT
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Data Science for Engineering & Natural Sciences

level of course unit

Master's course

Learning outcomes of course unit

The following skills are developed in the course:

- Students know the basic application areas of data collection, data storage, data analysis and data use in the context of scientific and technical applications.
- Students understand the special challenges of this field of application and are familiar with established best practice methods in this area.
- This enables students to design and implement data-based applications in this area themselves, taking into account domain-specific requirements.

prerequisites and co-requisites

3rd semester: No prerequisites

course contents

The following exemplary contents are discussed in the course:

- Biology (e.g. genome research, medical diagnostic procedures, etc.)
- Physics (e.g. object recognition through image data processing, etc.)
- Chemistry (e.g. processing of data-intensive experiments, etc.)
- Data-driven maintenance (e.g. predictive maintenance, Digital Twin)
- Data-optimized product design (e.g. design of product properties by KNN)
- Evaluation of sensor data (e.g. obstacle detection, obstacle avoidance, prediction, etc.)
- Cloud-based IoT systems (data storage and collection) - sensor evaluation via Raspberry Pi, Arduino, radio systems

recommended or required reading

English version available soon

assessment methods and criteria

Seminar thesis

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

The following methods are used:

- Lecture with discussion
- Interactive workshop
- Case studies

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Lukas Huber

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)