Education of IoT-Engineering in Austrian Vocational Secondary Schools

  • Andreas ProbstEmail author
  • Manfred Grafinger
  • Gabriele Schachinger
  • Reinhard Bernsteiner
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1134)


The Internet of Things (IoT), as an upcoming technology, has the potential to change the way engineers work and communicate among each other. The same is true for the companies’ workforce, which is spread all over the world, is of different origin and has different technical backgrounds.

The constantly changing situation in industry always has and will continue to impact engineering education. Therefore, the implementation of IoT possibilities and technologies seems to be an appropriate advancement to develop the engineering education curriculum for today’s needs. IoT platforms are an emerging set of tools that provide technical support for the design and implementation of IoT-base systems and services.

The aim and purpose of this research work is the starting point of the implementation of IoT technologies into daily engineering education.

This research study lays the foundation for the introduction and development of a best practice approach in the field of IoT at Austrian vocational secondary education colleges of engineering so-called HTL. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering HTL-departments are the selected streams for this research work.


Internet of Things Engineering education Higher vocational education Case based teaching and learning Industry 4.0 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Probst
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manfred Grafinger
    • 2
  • Gabriele Schachinger
    • 3
  • Reinhard Bernsteiner
    • 4
  1. 1.HTL WelsWelsAustria
  2. 2.TU WienViennaAustria
  3. 3.TGM WienViennaAustria
  4. 4.HTL JenbachJenbachAustria

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