IS 451 Technical Fundamentals of Information Systems

Course Information
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Christian Becker
Coordination Melanie Heck
Type Lecture
Language English
Applicable for B.Sc. Business Administration
Start Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (noon, in O148)


This lecture teaches technical basics of information systems and addresses students that want to gain technical knowledge of information systems for IT-related jobs or Master studies. The lecture covers basic principles of a computer’s operations and programming, and gives an introduction to standard algorithms and data structures.

Topics of the lecture are: 

  • Basics of digital computers
    • Numbers systems and data representation
    • Computer architecture
  • Basics of programming in Java
    • Variables, data types, expressions and operators
    • Control structures
  • Algorithms
    • Algorithms for searching and sorting of information
    • Complexity estimation
  • Data structures: Arrays, trees, lists, hashmaps, graphs

Learning Outcomes

Participants of the lecture acquire skills in:

  • Basic concepts of computers and algorithms
  • Basic Java programming and data structures
  • Understanding and analyzing algorithms