Problem-Based Learning


Lecturer: Professor Frank Fitzek
Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Rico Radeke
Lecturer: M.Sc. Marius Paul
Main lecturer


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The course offers hands-on learning to the topics that are discussed in the “Communication Networks 3” course using a problem-based learning approach.


The course is organized as follows:

  1. Introductory part (1-2 meetings): We introduce the course and the problem-based learning approach. In addition, the chair members (supervisors) will offer ideas for projects.
  2. Forming teams and projects selection (1-2 meetings): Every 2-4 students form a team, select a project, meet the supervisor, finalize the project description.
  3. Project supervision and on-demand lectures (3-6): The students implement the projects and keep the supervisors updated. According to the topics of the selected projects, some lectures and exercises will be organized on demand (TBA). A project report must be submitted till TBD.
  4. Presentations (2-3 meetings): Team members present their project. Attendance of all presentations is mandatory.

Module Description

  • Module Number: ET-12 10 20
  • Language of the course: English
  • Optional course, 9th Semester
  • Extent: 2 1 0 (V/Ü/P)

Course Schedule

  • Starting date: 30.11.2021
  • Wednesday, 11:10 (even weeks) and Thursday 11:10 (every weeks)


No need to enroll in OPAL this semester.


  • Content: Report + Presentation
  • Current time plan (TBD)
  • Final grade: G = (Report + Presentation) / 2



Date and timeRoomTopic
30.11.22 @ 11:10BAR S4Introduction of PBL
07.12.22 @ 11:10BAR E85Introduction of available projects
14.12.22 @ 11:10BAR E85Forming teams + Selecting projects
Dec'22 - Jan'23in sync with individual project supervisorsProject consultation + On-demand lectures (linked to ComNets3)
05.01.23 @ 11:10BAR E85Project consultation and organizational sync
t.b.d.t.b.d.Project consultation + On-demand lectures
16.02.23 @ 11:10BAR E85Project presentation dry-runs (lets improve your presentation skills)
20.02.23in sync with individual project supervisorsProject Report to be turned in
27.02.23 @ 15:00t.b.d.Final project result presentation (exam)