Introduction to IT

  • Transport system organisation of road, rail, air, and water transport modes
  • IT basics, identification systems Logistics chain
  • Communication technologies
  • Transport services and their practical application
  • Traffic management
  • Tolling systems, section control, FCD
  • C-ITS, ADAS & Platooning
  • Platforms, block chain, IoT, supply chain security
  • EU ITS Directive and implementation Austria

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Hansen, H. R., Mendling, J., & Neumann, G. (2019): Wirtschaftsinformatik. Berlin/München/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
Laudon, K. C., Laudon, J. P., & Schoder, D. (2016): Wirtschaftsinformatik: Eine Einführung. Hallbergmoos: Pearson Germanland GmbH.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, blended learning, group work, assignments, self-study

Assessment methods and criteria

  • Written final exam (70%, open questions, calculations)
  • Continuous assessment (30%): individual and group work, presentations, quizzes, active contribution in class
  • Content criteria: degree of problem identification and problem characterisation, complexity of solutions in terms of subject and methodological competence.
  • Formal criteria: completeness of answers, linguistic differentiation, and independence of results presentation

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Information Management


Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



3 WS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can

  • name and explain (1,2) basic conditions for the organisation of transports for the transport modes
    • road
    • rail
    • air
    • water
  • name and explain central technologies for the recording and control of traffic in traffic management (1,2)
  • name and explain important technologies for the identification of objects in logistic processes and process chains (1,2)
  • name and explain basic conditions and requirements for the automation of traffic (2,)
  • name, explain and basically model the planning, management, and control of intermodal transport (1,2,3)
  • analyse the requirements for logistic process chains and model design alternatives (4,5)
  • name and explain safety requirements for logistical processes (1,2)

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