IS 451 Technical Fundamentals of Information Systems

Course Information
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Christian Becker
Coordination Melanie Heck
Type Lecture (digital live & recorded)
Language English
Applicable for B.Sc. Business Administration
Start Tuesday, 2 March 2021 (noon)
Room BWL-ZOOM-21 (access via Portal2)


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