Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Mechatronics Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2021

Course unit title Computer Applications
Course unit code 024515053203
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 3
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Valmir BEKIRI, Stefan STÖCKLER

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of programming Computer systems.

Course content

After the introduction to fundamentals of computer networks and their protocols this class focuses on the typical applications for network-wide applications as well as typical services, application security topics and the necessary interfaces between heterogeneous systems with the accompanying data communication formats including web-technologies. Examples of computer applications in production environments will complete the overview. In addition this class treats the design of systems and the special features of operating systems for real-time systems. The students will design, implement, and use their own relational databases applying the SQL language.

Learning outcomes

Students learn about the different architecture models for IT-systems and their advantages and disadvantages. They are able to evaluate the use of such systems in the area of production. In addition they are able to design technical systems esp. database systems, also with regards to real-time capabilities.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture with exercises, self-study, additional working assignments in groups.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination (100%) + additional working assignments (10%)


Not applicable

Recommended or required reading
  • Tannenbaum Andrew.; Woodhull Alfred (2006): Operating Systems, (3rd Ed.) Prentice Hall
  • Tannenbaum Andrew (2013): Computer Networks, (5th Ed.) Prentice Hall
  • Ramez A. Elmasri, Shamkant B. Navathe (2009): Grundlagen von Datenbanksystemen (3rd Ed.) Pearson

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face; compulsory attendance: in case of absence read study regulations, page 9.