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CS 010 — Introduction to Computer Science
(dt. Einführung in die Informatik)

Level, degree of commitment 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(s): 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 the degree program B.Sc. Computer Science.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seeger, Prof. Dr. Dominik Heider


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

Qualification Goals


  • know basic knowledge and from computer science,
  • can recognize cross connections to their own discipline,
  • understand ways of thinking and working in computer science,
  • are able to apply basic working methods from computer science (algorithmic problem solving, use of data structures, elementary principles in a programming language),
  • are able to speak freely about scientific content, both in front of an audience and in a discussion.




This module is an export-only module, and can as such only be used in other study programs, not in B.Sc. Computer Science.

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