inf031 - Object-oriented Modelling and Programming (Complete module description)

inf031 - Object-oriented Modelling and Programming (Complete module description)

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Module label Object-oriented Modelling and Programming
Modulkürzel inf031
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Basiscurriculum
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  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor) > Nebenfachmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Schönberg, Christian (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
useful previous knowledge: inf030 Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures
Skills to be acquired in this module
Object orientation represents the state of the art in software development today. Given problems are first transformed into an object-oriented model and then into an object-oriented program with the help of object-oriented analysis and design methods. Aim of the module "Object-Oriented Modelling and Programming" is to learn basic concepts of object-oriented modelling using UML as the modelling notation and object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. After completing the module, students should be able to independently develop object-oriented programs based on Java for solving medium-sized problems.

Professional competence:
The students:
  • know basic concepts of object-oriented modelling and UML as modelling notation
  • know basic concepts of object-oriented programming with Java
  • know the terminology of object-oriented modelling and programming and use the appropriate terms precisely in discussions
  • can describe what object-oriented programmes presented to them do
  • independently develop models and programmes for solving medium-sized problems
  • systematically examine their own and other people's models and programmes for errors
  • use modern development environments for modelling and developing programmes
  • know the differences between the imperative, object-oriented, functional, logical and rule-based programming paradigms
Methodogical competence:
The students:
  • independently develop programmes for given problems by consistently applying the concepts of object-oriented modelling and programming
  • transfer practical experience in programme development to new tasks
  • independently develop programmes with concurrency
  • can independently apply known solution methods to complex problems
Social competence:
The students:
  • communicate the structure and mode of action of self-developed models and programmes to others
  • present independently developed solutions to groups
The students:
  • organise themselves when developing programmes for small and medium-sized problems in computer science
  • incorporate the concepts of object-oriented programme design in their actions
Module contents

In the first part, basic concepts of object-oriented modelling and programming are taught:

  • Models and modelling
  • UML class diagrams
  • Classes and objects
  • data encapsulation
  • inheritance
  • Polymorphism and dynamic binding
  • Exception handling
  • Genericity

In the second part, important concepts and classes of the JDK class library are introduced and the classes are used in solving medium-sized problems:

  • Java Collection API
  • IO and Streams
  • GUI applications with JavaFX
  • Parallel programming with threads

In the third part, advanced solution strategies are presented and other programming paradigms are introduced and compared with the object-oriented paradigm:

  • Backtracking, Branch and Bound, Greedy
  • Local Search, Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Functional programming (e.g. Java-Lamdas, Standard ML)
  • Logical programming (e.g. Prolog)
  • Rule-based programming (e.g. Drools)

The lecture part is supplemented by a comprehensive exercise part, in which in particular the taught contents are implemented in practical examples.



  • Lecture Notes (made available either in printed form or via Stud.IP during the course of the lecture)

Good secondary literature:

  • Heide Balzert: Lehrbuch der Objektmodellierung: Analyse und Entwurf mit der UML 2, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
  • Dietmar Ratz, Jens Scheffler, Detlev Seese, Jan Wiesenberger: Grundkurs Programmieren in Java, Carl Hanser Verlag.
  • Christian Ullenboom: Java ist auch eine Insel: Programmieren lernen mit dem Standardwerk für Java- Entwickler, Rheinwerk Computing
  • Christian Ullenboom: Java SE 8 Standard-Bibliothek: Das Handbuch für Entwickler, Rheinwerk Computing
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency every summer term
Module capacity unlimited
Teaching/Learning method 1V + 1Ü
Previous knowledge useful previous knowledge: inf030 Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures
Lehrveranstaltungsform Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 4 SoSe 56
Exercises 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the Semester.
Portfolio or written exam or oral exam