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Basic Concepts of Programming

Module IN1501

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.

Module version of SS 2012 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

IN1501 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 75 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- Information and its representation
- Classes, interfaces, and algebras
- Basic concepts
++ of functional programming, incl. recursion and induction
++ of object-based and imperative programming
++ of object-oriented programming
- Datastructures and algorithms:
++ Arrays and lists
++ Implementation of sets and their operations
- Finite automata (optional)
Programming language: Java

Learning Outcome

Participants will acquire the basic concepts of functional and object-oriented programming languages for the systematic development of programs. They become familiar with basic data structures such as arrays and list and search and sorting algorithms. They are able to apply recursion and induction techniques. They can model simple problems with UML class diagrams and UML state automata and map them into Java source code.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VI 5 Basic Concepts of Programming (IN1501) Tue, 08:15–11:15, MI 01.07.014
Wed, 08:15–10:00, MI 01.07.014
Mon, 15:30–18:30, MI 01.07.014
and singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lecture, tutorial, problems for individual study


no info


Will be announced in the lecture

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the written 135 minutes exam students should prove to be able to identify a given problem and find solutions within limited time.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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