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Laboratory: Computer Organization and Computer Architecture

Module IN0005

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Informatics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

IN0005 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Further Modules from Other Disciplines
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
240 h 60 h 8 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Project work in small teams on the subjects of
- Assembly language programming
- Circuit design with VHDL

Learning Outcome

After attending the lab course the students are able to execute small projects in the subject areas of assembly programming, microprogramming and hardware description languages. They learn to cooperate in small teams, to plan projects and to execute and document the project. They are capable of reporting on their project work both in oral and written form.


IN0004 Introduction to Computer Organization and Technology - Computer Architecture

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lab course:
- Self-managed work in small project groups
- Two project assignments
- Documentation of the projects by a written technical report
- Preparation and execution of a final presentation


Lecture with slides
Cooperation in small groups


Data sheets from Intel and AMD
Introduction to VHDL

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Type of Assessment: project work over the whole semester (240 hours).
The project work consists of
- Documentation incl. the specification (9-11 pages)
- Implementation
- Final presentation (15min)
The teams have to demonstrate their ability to cooperate, to submit a project plan, to implement and document their work. All three parts equally contribute to the final evaluation.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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