Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Softwaretechnik
Chair for Applied Software Engineering

Practical Course: iPraktikum - SS17

Course description

In this course (formerly known as iOS Praktikum) you develop a mobile application in the context of a larger system architecture. Depending on the project, you work with application servers, smart sensors such as iBeacons, intelligent clothing, wearables like the Apple Watch or micro-controllers such as the Raspberry Pi or the Intel Edison.

You get to know the background, tools, and skills required to develop these applications.
 In particular, you learn Swift, Apple's new programming language. In addition to software engineering concepts like object-oriented analysis and design, you learn key concepts of usability engineering and continuous delivery.

For this course, industry partners provide real problem statements. You get real team and project experience while using real data and working tightly together with a real client towards a real deadline.

At a glance
  • Credits: 10 ECTS
  • Course type: Bachelor/Master Practical Course
  • Possible module numbers: IN0012, IN2106, IN2175, IN2128, IN4049
  • Participants: 80-100 students
  • Info Meeting: February 2, 16:00-16:30, Interims Lecture HallFebruary 2, 16:00-16:30, Interims Lecture Hall 2 [room change!] - Slides
  • Regular Meetings/events: See "Schedule". Attendance is mandatory at all events and lectures.
Related courses


  • Participating students are familiar with the concepts of object-oriented programming in e.g. Objective-C, Java, C++ or C#.
  • Prior knowledge in Swift or MacOS is helpful but not required. 
  • You do not necessarily need any own Apple Devices to take this course. We have two labs equipped with iMacs which you can use 24/7 with a key card, but in this case you should be prepared to have time to work from campus.
How you can prepare for the course


Event/Meeting Date Time Place Purpose
Info Meeting

February 2

4pm - 4:30pm
(you can attend the Client Acceptance Presentations of the iPraktikum 16/17 right afterwards)


Interims Lecture Hall 2
(room change!)
Intro Course
April 19 - 25

9am - 5pm "Rechnerhalle" You get an introduction into Apple's new programming language Swift 3 in a five-day course. You attend our sessions and complete homework exercises with the help of your tutors. Attendance is mandatory, we promise a great time.
Attention: If you cannot attend during this week, do not apply for the iPraktikum. 
Kickoff Meeting April 27 4:30pm - 9pm Interims Lecture Hall 1 Our customers present the problems they want you to solve. You can then prioritize the projects.
Design Review June 22 4:30pm - 9pm Interims Lecture Hall 1 Your team presents the current status of your system to the whole course and the customers.

Client Acceptance Test

July 27 4:30pm - 9pm Interims Lecture Hall 1 Show off your finished applications to the whole course and the customers.
Weekly course meeting Thursdays 4pm - 6pm Interims Lecture Hall 1 Learn about concepts, methods and tools relevant to the whole course through hands-on exercises. Attendance is mandatory in all course-wide meetings.


Please have a look at the slides of the info meeting for all details, which will be available here after the meeting. Attendance at the info meeting is not mandatory but strongly recommended.

Application steps
  1. Please fill the application form below. (Latest: February 8)
  2. Prioritize the iOS Praktikum in the matching system of the faculty. (From: February 3, Latest: February 8)
  3. You can check whether you have been matched to the course directly in the matching system from February 15. We will send you further information regarding your attendance and the intro course within a week after that.
Waiting List

Application has now closed. Please check the matching system after its run to see whether you have been matched to the course.  

Results of previous semesters

iPraktikum team & contact

Email us with questions at ios (at) in.tum.de.

Bernd Brügge Dora Dzvonyar Lukas Alperowitz  
Prof. Bernd Brügge, Ph.D.
Dora Dzvonyar
Program Management
Lukas Alperowitz
Program Management

 Dominic Henze
Program Management