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inf020 - Machine-oriented Programming (Complete module description)
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Module label Machine-oriented Programming
Modulkürzel inf020
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsbereich - Wahlbereich Informatik
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Wahlpflichtmodule (Praktische Informatik)
Zuständige Personen
Theel, Oliver (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Professional competence
The students:
  • Comprehend special concepts and methods of low-level programming of tightly
  • coupled computer systems in C and their translation into NASM assembly language
  • Design and implement programs in C independently and systematically translate them into a computer architecture-specific assembly language
  • Implement machine-oriented software with appropriate programming and compilation techniques and concepts
  • Recognize the relation of technical and practical computer science as well as the relations of high- and low-level programming
Methodological competence

The students:
  • understand aspects of the practical and theoretical computer science
  • understand the connection between high level language constructs and low level language constructs
  • ranslate C programs into NASM programs
Social competence

The students:
  • Solve problems in small teams
  • Present their solutions to the members of the tutorial
  • Discuss their different solutions with members of the tutorial

The students:
  • Accept criticism - Question their initial solutions in the light of newly learned methods
Module contents
  • Application areas of machine-oriented programming
  • Concepts of the programming language C - Programming in C
  • Setup and structure of tightly-coupled computer systems
  • Intel processor architecture
  • Assembly languages, in particular NASM assembly language
  • Systematical translation of programs from C to NASM assembly language
This module builds a bridge between technical and practical computer science aspects and high-level and machine-oriented programming. The knowledge and skills learned in this module are relevant for machine-oriented system programming, e.g. in realising operating systems and translations of programming languages.
  • D. Patterson und J. Hennessy (2007). Computer Organization and Design, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Inc.
  • B. Kernighan und D. Ritchie (1988) The C Programming Language, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, Inc.
  • Jeff Duntemann (2009): Assembly Language Step by Step, 3rd edition, Wiley Publishing
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Associated with the modules:
  • Betriebssysteme I und II (as possible prerequisites)
  • Verteilte Betriebssysteme (as possible specialisation)
  • Betriebssysteme-Praktikum
Modullevel / module level AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Studieninhalte des ersten Studienjahres des Fach-Bachelors Informatik oder Wirtschaftsinformatik
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture periode
Written or oral exam