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Module INF-30-02-M-5

Foundations of Software Engineering (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-30-02-M-5 Foundations of Software Engineering 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-SE] Software-Engineering
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-30-02-K-5
Foundations of Software Engineering
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-30-02-K-5]: Title: "Foundations of Software Engineering"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-30-02-K-5]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each summer semester
  • Examination number: 63002 ("Foundations of Software Engineering")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Software engineering principles
  • Existing empirical observations and laws
  • Base knowledge (specification, architecture, verification, testing, process modelling, measurement, experimentation)
  • Process integration / traceability (UML, Java)
    • Component engineering
    • Development of large systems
    • Application engineering
  • Project management

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Knowledge about principles, and reference models, techniques, methods, and tools for the development of large-scale software systems.
  • The focus is on quality software engineering.


  • Sommerville: "Software Engineering", 9th Edition, Person Studium, 2010.
  • H. Balzert: Lehrbuch der Software-Technik 1/2. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2000.
  • P. Jalote: "A Concise Introduction to Software Engineering", Springer, 2008.
  • W. Zuser, T. Grechenig, M. Köhle: Software Engineering mit UML und dem Unified Process, Pearson Studium, 2004.
  • Peter Rösler, Maud Schlich, Ralf Kneuper: Reviews in der System- und Softwareentwicklung, dpunkt Verlag, 2013.
  • M. Jeckle, C. Rupp, J. Hahn, B. Zengler, S. Queins: UML 2 Glasklar; Carl Hanser Verlag; 2003.
  • Peter Liggesmeyer: Software-Qualität; Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2002.
  • further literature will be announced in the lecture.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-30-02-M-5]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[WIW-82.176-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Computer Science (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Field of study: Computer Science [WP] Compulsory Elective
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
[MV-88.659-SG] M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Applied Computer Science [Compulsory Modules] Pflichtmodule [P] Compulsory
[INF-88.B16-SG] M.Sc. Socioinformatics [Compulsory Modules] Computer Science [P] Compulsory
[GS-88.844-SG] M.Sc. Commercial Vehicle Technology [Compulsory Modules] Mandatory modules [P] Compulsory
[GS-88.844-SG#2022] M.Sc. Commercial Vehicle Technology 2022 [2022] [Compulsory Modules] Mandatory modules [P] Compulsory
[MV-88.?-SG#2022] M.Sc. Maschinenbau mit angewandter Informatik 2022 [2022] [Compulsory Modules] Pflichtmodule [P] Compulsory
Module-Pool Name
[INF-SE_Ba_V-MPOOL-4] Specialization Bachelor TA Software Engineering
[INF-SIAK-DT-CS-MPOOL-6] SIAK Certificate "Digital Transformation" - Modules INF "Computer Science"