VB6121 - Wireless industrial communications


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Course content

The course consists of the following topics:

• Introduction to the wireless industrial communication

• Introduction to Industry 4.0

• Cyber physical system and Internet of things (IoT)

• Basic knowledge on communication systems and wireless channel• Introduction to different industrial communication systems: Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.15.4 (Zigbee), WirelessHART

• 5G with focus on industrial applications• Wireless security

Learning outcome


  • Knowledge on the different capabilities of wireless industrial communications for sustainability and strategy
  • Understanding of the different industrial wireless communication systems
  • Understanding of the characteristics of wireless industrial channel
  • Knowledge on the concept of Industry 4.0, cyber physical system/Internet of things (IoT), 5G technologies, wireless security, etc.


  • Can understand the possibilities as well as challenges of deploying communication systems in industrial scenarios
  • Can explain various ICT concepts introduced in this course
  • Can carry out an independent and limited research on system design of industrial wireless communication systems

General competence:

  • Understand the different wireless industrial automation capabilities
  • Understand the difference of industrial environments from the perspective of wireless channel propagation
  • Understand the different ICT technologies introduced in this course
  • Can contribute to new thinking and innovation in the area of wireless industrial communication
  • Can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects within wireless industrial communication

Learning methods and activities

Digital seminars

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVE51)

Required previous knowledge

The course is open for students with background in engineering.

Course materials

Behrouz A Forouzan: " Data Communications and Networking", 5th Edition, 2013 IDC Technologies: "Industrial Wireless for Engineers and Technicians", 2008.

Bogdan M. Wilamowski, J. David Irwin, Industrial Communication Systems (The Industrial Electronics Handbook), 2012.

Handout papers and reports

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Telecommunication
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


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