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inf201 - Computer Engineering II (Complete module description)
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Module label Computer Engineering II
Module code inf201
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Computing Science
Used in course of study
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Wahlpflicht Technische Informatik (30 KP)
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Skills to be acquired in this module
The module qualifies students to analyse computer architectures, understand computer components, design and optimize computers and components, and to discuss domain-specific hardware design.

Professional competence
The students:
  • describe computer components
  • design and optimise computer components
  • understand manufacturing processes for VLSI circuits

Methodological competence
The students:
  • analyse computer architectures

Social competence
The students:
  • discuss computer hardware and manufacturing processes competently
  • are able to transfer their knowledge of hardware design to other domains different from computer science

The students:
  • are able to assess their own competences in relation to qualified personnel from related domains
Module contents
This module is the second part of the introduction to technical computer science. Typical examples of combinatory circuits, like an adder, are used to illustrate modular design methods. More advanced design methods are demonstrated on sequential circuits, i.e. circuits with memory. Additionally iIn this part, the electrotechnical fundamentals of computing are taught. The construction and the manufacturing process of digital components is explained and the scope of the introduction to computer architecture is broadened to cover embedded systems as well.
Reader's advisory
  • Lecture notes
  • Oberschelp, W., Vossen, G.: Rechneraufbau und Rechnerstrukturen; Oldenbourg Verlag
  • Gajski, D.: Principles of Digital Design; Prentice Hall 1997
  • Patterson, D.A., Hennesy, J.L.: Computer Organisation and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface; 2. Edition; Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 1997
  • Tannenbaum, A.S.: Structured Computer Organization ; 4. Edition; Prentice Hall, 1999

Additional literature will be mentioned in the lectures
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 3.00 WiSe 42 h
Exercise or tutorial 1.00 WiSe 14 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Written or oral Exam