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Introduction to Computer Science
(dt. Einführung in die Informatik)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Basic 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
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course B.Sc. Computer Sciences.
Original study programme Reine Exportmodule
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seeger


  • Algorithms
  • Programming language Python
  • Imperative control structures
  • Functions
  • Data types
  • Modelling of problems
  • Documentation and testing
  • Development Tools

Qualification Goals

Students from other disciplines should

  • acquire basic knowledge and basic skills in computer science,
  • recognize cross connections to their own discipline,
  • understand the way of thinking and working methods of computer science,
  • know basic working methods (algorithmic problem solving, use of data structures, elementary basics in a programming language)
  • Improvement of oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.



Recommended Reading

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