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Module INF-82-58-M-2

Foundations of Technical Computer Science (M, 8.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-82-58-M-2 Foundations of Technical Computer Science 8.0 CP (240 h)


CP, Effort 8.0 CP = 240 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [2] Bachelor (Fundamentals)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-LA] Teacher Education
Reference course of study [INF-31.79-SG] B.Ed. LaGR Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


The operating system and system software topics areshortly addressed by this module and are covered in more detail in course [INF-02-10-K-2] Computer Organization and System Software.


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
4V+2U INF-02-09-K-2
Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
P 84 h 156 h
ja PL1 8.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-02-09-K-2]: Title: "Digital Systems and Computer Architecture"; Presence-Time: 84 h; Self-Study: 156 h
  • About [INF-02-09-K-2]: 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) (120-150 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 60209 ("Digital Systems and Computer Architecture")

Evaluation of grades

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


  • Representation of information by data
  • Number representations and arithmetic
  • Design and function of computers, microarchitecture of a processor
  • Instruction interpretation, instruction pipelining
  • Memory hierarchy; input/output
  • Digital and electrical engineering basics (including Boolean algebra, switching algebra, combinatorial and sequential logic, basics

of circuits, combinational networks and their realization, sequentional circuits)

  • Assembler programming and its application for the realization of higher programming languages
  • Binders and loaders, interrupt structures and synchronization, process management;
  • Input/output
  • Main memory management, file management, protection mechanisms
  • Foundations of operating systems

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students
  • have a basic understanding of how a single processor computer works;
  • know its basic structure, know how to interpret an instruction, and know some optimization techniques;
  • know the electrotechnical realisation of circuits as well as the input and output by sensors and actuators in technical systems;
  • are able to analyze the performance of computers;
  • are able to design the elements of the computer, write small assembler programs and understand the essential functions of an operating system.


  • Skript.
  • S.P. Dandamudi, Fundamentals of Computer Organization and Design, Springer, 2002.
  • Giovanni De Micheli, Synthesis and Optimization of Digital Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 1994.
  • Gary D. Hachtel and Fabio Somenzi, Logic Synthesis and Verification Algorithms, Kluwer, 1996.
  • C. Hamacher, Z. Vranesic, S. Zaky, N. Manjikian; Computer Organization and Embedded Systems; McGraw Hill, 2012.
  • K. Hwang; Computer Arithmetic, Principles, Architecture and Design; John Wiley and Sons; 1979.
  • M. Lu; Arithmetic and Logic in Computer Systems; Wiley Interscience, 2004.
  • C. Meinel and T. Theobald, Algorithms and Data Structures in VLSI Design: OBDD - Foundations and Applications, Springer, 1998.
  • S. M. Mueller and W.J. Paul, Computer Architecture: Complexity and Correctness, Springer Verlag, 2000.
  • Walter Oberschelp und Gottfried Vossen: Rechneraufbau und Rechnerstrukturen, Oldenbourg, 2006.
  • B. Parhami, Computer Arithmetic - Algorithms and Hardware Designs, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • D.A. Patterson, J.L. Hennessy, Computer Organization Design - The Hardware Software Inferface, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2014.
  • Gerhard H. Schildt, Daniela Kahn, Christopher Kruegel, Christian Moerz: Einführung in die Technische Informatik, Springer, 2005.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-82-58-M-2]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-31.79-SG] B.Ed. LaGR Computer Science [Compulsory Modules] Further modules [P] Compulsory
[INF-66.79-SG] M.Ed. LaBBS Computer Science [Compulsory Modules] Master's study program [P] Compulsory
[INF-B5.79-SG] ZEP LaBBS Computer Science [Compulsory Modules] Certificate course of studies [P] Compulsory
[INF-B2.?-SG] ZEP LaRSP Computer Science [Compulsory Modules] Certificate course of studies [P] Compulsory