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252-0027-00L  Introduction to Programming

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersT. Gross
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to fundamental concepts of modern programming and operational skills for developing high-quality programs, including large programs as in industry. The course introduces software engineering principles with an object-oriented approach based.
ObjectiveMany people can write programs. The "Introduction to Programming" course goes beyond that basic goal: it teaches the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to perform programming at a professional level. As a result of successfully completing the course, students master the fundamental control structures, data structures, reasoning patterns and programming language mechanisms characterizing modern programming, as well as the fundamental rules of producing high-quality software. They have the necessary programming background for later courses introducing programming skills in specialized application areas.
ContentBasics of object-oriented programming. Objects and classes. Pre- and postconditions, class invariants, Design by Contract. Fundamental control structures. Assignment and References. Basic hardware concepts. Fundamental data structures and algorithms. Recursion. Inheritance and interfaces, introduction to event-driven design and concurrent programming. Basic concepts of Software Engineering such as the software process, specification and documentation, reuse and quality assurance.
Lecture notesThe lecture slides are available for download on the course page.
LiteratureSee the course page for up-to-date information.
Prerequisites / NoticeThere are no special prerequisites. Students are expected to enroll in the other courses offered to first-year students of computer science.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Computer Science 2016; Version 25.02.2020 (First Year Examination Block 1)
ECTS credits7 credits
ExaminersT. Gross
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationWährend des Semesters können durch aktive Mitarbeit Bonuspunkte erarbeitet werden.
Am Ende des Semesters wird aus den Bonuspunkten eine Note für die Übungen berechnet. Die Note für die Übungen fliesst in die Endnote ein, sofern deren Berücksichtigung vorteilhaft ist.

Schlussprüfung: 2 Stunden Programmierprüfung am Computer und 1 Stunde schriftliche Prüfung auf Papier.

Die Bonuspunkte zählen auch für die Repetitionsprüfung oder einen 1. Versuch im Sommer. Sobald die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird, sind die Bonuspunkte aus dem Vorjahr nicht mehr anrechenbar.
Written aidsWörterbuch.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Main linkInformation
Additional linksVorlesungswebseite
Only public learning materials are listed.


252-0027-00 VEinführung in die Programmierung
Vorlesung im ML D 28 mit Videoübertragung im ML E 12
4 hrs
Tue10-12ML D 28 »
10-12ML E 12 »
Fri08-10ML D 28 »
08-10ML E 12 »
T. Gross
252-0027-00 UEinführung in die Programmierung
Mittwoch 15-17 der ersten Semesterwoche (20.09.2017): Während dieser Doppelübungsstunde findet für die Studierenden aus dem Studiengang Informatik im HG F5 und F7 im Rahmen des Pilotprojekts "Aufteilung der Basisprüfung" die Erhebung der Vorkenntnisse statt.
2 hrs
Tue13-15CAB G 57 »
13-15HG E 33.5 »
13-15IFW A 34 »
13-15IFW C 35 »
13-15IFW D 42 »
13-15LFW E 13 »
13-15ML H 34.3 »
13-15NO E 11 »
13-15NO E 39 »
Wed08-10CAB G 56 »
08-10CHN D 42 »
08-10CHN D 44 »
08-10CHN D 46 »
08-10CHN G 22 »
08-10HG D 3.1 »
08-10HG D 3.3 »
15-17CHN D 46 »
15-17CHN G 42 »
15-17HG G 26.1 »
15-17IFW A 34 »
15-17IFW C 33 »
15-17IFW C 35 »
15-17IFW D 42 »
T. Gross


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Offered in

Computer Science BachelorFirst Year Examination Block 1OInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation