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CS 421 — Software Lab for Business Informatics
(dt. Software-Praktikum zur Wirtschaftsinformatik)

Level, degree of commitment Practical module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Supervised computer time and individual appointments (4 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): None, but attendance is compulsory.
Examination type: Software development (successfully developed software system) with oral presentation. The software artefacts to be created include design models, code, tests and documentation in multiple iterations.
The module is ungraded in accordance with the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Business Informatics.
Subject, Origin Computer Science, B.Sc. Business Informatics
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Gabriele Taentzer


  • Problem analysis, design, implementation, quality assurance and documentation of a larger software system on the basis of modern concepts and tools of software engineering.
  • Planning and implementation of software projects
  • Iterative software development, in which each iteration concludes with a milestone acceptance

Qualification Goals

Practical experience in the systematic development of a larger software system along a defined software development process. More precisely:

  • Practical experience in designing a larger software system,
  • Deepening of modeling and programming skills,
  • Practical experience in creating high quality software,
  • Experiencing structured teamwork over a longer period of time,
  • Guided learning of project management tasks according to the principles of software engineering,
  • Recognizing typical conflicts of objectives between commercial and IT perspectives,
  • Practical experience in documentation and presentation of project results.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: Object-oriented Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures, Software Engineering.

Recommended Reading

  • Will be announced in the module announcement.

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