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CS 420 — Software Lab
(dt. Software-Praktikum)

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): Software development (the term software includes all created artifacts, in particular, program code, planning documents, user and developer manuals, and presentation materials) Attendance is compulsory
Examination type: Presentation of the software created
The module is ungraded in accordance with the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Computer Science.
Subject, Origin Computer Science, B.Sc. Computer Science
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


  • can systematically develop a larger software system along a defined software development process,
  • can design a larger software system,
  • have in-depth knowledge of modeling and programming,
  • can create high quality software
  • can work in a structured way in a team over a longer period of time,
  • can perform guided project management tasks according to principles of software engineering,
  • can present work and 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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