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.

Ingenieurwissenschaften, Informatik und Mathematik
Blended Learning mit Präsenzphasen


Beginn: 1st of october
Frist: 15th of september
Ort: Ulm University
Entgelt: 1170
Gebühr nach Immatrikulation: 990

Modul-ID: UU-Z-WSN

Sprache: englisch


  • Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN): requirements, applications, and examples
  • Hardware and software platforms for WSNs
  • Link-layer technologies for WSN communication
  • Networking protocols and data dissemination strategies
  • WSN security and privacy
  • Simulative and experimental evaluation
  • Related domains (e.g., vehicular ad-hoc networks, delay-tolerant networks)

(30 LP/ECTS) — Blended Learning mit Präsenzphasen

(90 LP/ECTS) — Berufsbegleitendes Weiterbildungsstudium, 12200 €

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Wissenschaftlicher Leiter



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.


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

Verantwortliche Durchführung

Universität Ulm

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.