Wireless Sensor Networks

Students will be able to explain the essential requirements and unique challenges of wireless ad hoc networking. They will be able to identify and explain differences in classical wired networks. Given specific application requirements, students will be able to design simple examples of wireless sensor network systems and construct and evaluate these systems. In particular, students will be able to select existing routing and data dissemination strategies and adapt or extend them to suit specific scenarios. They will describe state-of-the-art wireless sensor network research and seminal research cases.

Using the acquired methods, students will independently analyse new literature in subdomains that are not covered in the lectures. They will explain fundamental concepts of security and privacy protection in WSNs, select appropriate protection mechanisms, and integrate them in system architectures.


Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree


The online part of the study programme takes place in self-study and in the form of group work. For the self-study part of the programme, video lectures with detailed information about the contents and an elaborated script are offered. The script has been developed especially for extra-occupational learners in regard to the didactic concept of Ulm University. It contains breaks for independent study, multiple and single choice tests, quizzes, exercises, etc.

Your mentor will offer online seminars in periodic intervals. These seminars will help you to handle the exercises and work on the learning topics.

An online forum for exchange with the other students will also be available.

Verantwortliche Durchführung

Die School of Advanced Professional Studies (SAPS) ist Ihr Ansprechpartner für Ihre berufsbegleitende wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung an der Universität Ulm. Wir bieten berufsbegleitende Master-Studiengänge als Weiterqualifizierung und einzelne Module der Master-Studiengänge als Zertifikatskurse für eine Vertiefung in einem Fachbereich an.


  • Basics of computer networks, operating systems and computer architectures
  • Programming skills in C or Python


Prof. Dr. Frank Kargl


Steffen Moser


Verantwortliche Durchführung Universität Ulm
Wissenschaftlicher Leiter Prof. Dr. Frank Kargl
Abschluss Zertifikat
Abgeschlossenes Studium erforderlich Yes
Language englisch
Leistungspunkte (ECTS) 6
Beginn 1st of october
Bewerbungsfrist 15th of september
Veranstaltungsort Ulm University
Entgelt für einen Zertifikatskurs 1.170,00 €
Gebühr nach Immatrikulation 990,00 €
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