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Module INF-36-51-M-5

Functional Programming (M, 8.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-36-51-M-5 Functional Programming 8.0 CP (240 h)


CP, Effort 8.0 CP = 240 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
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.
4V+2U INF-36-51-K-5
Functional Programming
P 84 h 156 h
ja PL1 8.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-36-51-K-5]: Title: "Functional Programming"; Presence-Time: 84 h; Self-Study: 156 h
  • About [INF-36-51-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 or oral examination
  • Examination number: 63651 ("Functional Programming")
    Type of examination will be announced in the lecture. Duration of the examination: ref. examination regulations.

Evaluation of grades

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


Functional programming is a style of programming that emphasises the use of immutable datatypes and pure functions. Functional programming has a simple mathematical basis that supports equational reasoning about properties of programs. As a consequence, functional programs are easier to develop and reason about than their imperative counterparts. The aim of these lectures is to illustrate these points using the standard functional language Haskell.
  • Programming with expressions and values
  • Types and polymorphism
  • Lists and list-processing functions
  • Algebraic datatypes
  • Higher-order functions
  • Type classes
  • Equational Reasoning and calculations
  • Evaluation orders
  • Imperative Programming
  • Applicative functors and monads
  • Type and class system extensions
  • Generic programming

Competencies / intended learning achievements

After successfully completing the module, students will be able to
  • solve standard programming problems in Haskell,
  • make educated assessments of the benefits of value-orientation,
  • use and deploy concepts such as recursive datatypes, higher-order functions, polymorphism, and type classes,
  • explain Haskell's approach to integrating side-effects via applicative functors and monads.


  • Lipovaca, Miran. Learn you a haskell for great good! A Beginner's Guide . No Starch Press, 2011.
  • Bird, Richard. Thinking functionally with Haskell . Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Hudak, Paul.  The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional Programming through Multimedia.  Cambridge University Press. 2000.
  • Hutton, Graham. Programming in Haskell (2nd Edition). Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • O'Sullivan, Bryan, John Goerzen, and Donald Bruce Stewart. Real world haskell: Code you can believe in . Reilly Media, Inc., 2008.
  • Simon Thompson, Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming (3rd Edition).  Addison-Wesley Professional, 2011.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-36-51-M-5]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[INF-SE_Ba_V-MPOOL-4] Specialization Bachelor TA Software Engineering
[MV-MBINFO-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Maschinenbau mit angewandter Informatik