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Software Design and Programming Techniques
(dt. Software Design und Programmiertechniken)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Intermediate module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben und mündliche Präsentation der Lösung von mindestens zwei der Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Mündliche Prüfung oder Klausur
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course B.Sc. Computer Sciences.
Original study programme B.Sc. Informatik / Informatik Wahlpflichtmodule
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Christoph Bockisch


The goal of this module is to impart knowledge on how software design and various programming techniques can increase the effectiveness of software engineers throughout the software lifecycle. In addition to classical design techniques such as design and architectural patterns, design heuristics and framework design, this module presents a wide range of programming techniques and tools. These include concepts of aspect oriented programming, standards for software components, debuggers and test tools. Students are trained in different design and programming techniques from science and industrial practice, both by reading corresponding articles in the research literature and by experimenting with corresponding tools.

Qualification Goals

  • Describe prevalent types of design and programming techniques and how to use them,
  • Understanding of the applicability and the expressiveness of these techniques,
  • Understanding the theoretical principles underlying the techniques taught,
  • Comparison and application of tools for programming and software analysis of real programs,
  • Practice of scientific working methods (recognition, formulation, solving problems, training of the ability to abstract),
  • Training of oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and in discussion.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden Grundkenntnisse in Objektorientierter Programmierung und Softwaretechnik.

Recommended Reading

  • Entwurfsmuster: Elemente wiederverwendbarer objektorientierter Software von E. Gamma et al. Addison-Wesley, 2009.
  • Weitere Literatur wird in der Veranstaltung bekanntgegeben.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2018/19. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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