Computational Thinking (former: Techn. Foundations of Information Systems)

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Christian Becker
Exercises M. Sc. Janick Edinger
Type 4L + 2E
ID-number IS 554
Prerequisites none
Course Language English
Form of assessment Written (60 min) or oral examination
Registration Not required. To get access to the course material, please join the ILIAS group.
Applicable for M.Sc. Management, M.Sc. Business Education, M.Sc. Economics, Diploma Business Administration
Start 05.09.2017 (Exercise: 13.09.2017)
End 07.12.2017 (Exercise: 06.12.2017)


This module will provide essential knowledge of the technological foundations of information
systems. Based on this, students will be able to assess technology but also to contribute
to design science related courses.

Learning Outcomes

The students will learn basic concepts of computer hardware (von Neumann architecture)
and system software (operating systems concepts), programming fundamentals (Java), as
well as algorithms and data structures (searching, sorting, lists, hash-tables, trees). After this
module, the students will be able to understand the basic architectures of modern information
systems. They are able to model problems and solve them using standard algorithms and
programming languages.


Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
B1 (08:30am - 10:00am)
B2 (10:15am - 11:45am)
B3 (12:00pm - 13:30pm) Lecture (O148) Lecture (O148)
B4 (13:45pm - 15:15pm) Exercise (O133)
B5 (15:30pm - 17:00pm)
B6 (17:15pm - 18:45pm)