Module Number

Module Title

Introduction to Computer Architecture (Practical Course)
Type of Module

Elective Compulsory
Work load
- Contact time
- Self study
180 h
Class time:
60 h / 4 SWS
Self study:
120 h
Duration 1 Semester
Frequency In the winter semester
Language of instruction German
Type of Exam

Written Test

Lecture type(s) Practical Course

The practical course deepens the following topics of the module Fundamentals of Computer Architecture through practical tasks: performance evaluation of computer systems, instruction execution in processors, design and implementation of system-related functions, optimization of programs using the knowledge of instruction processing sequences, system and hardware design, virtual memory management as well as the development and application of simulators for system analysis.


The students are able to apply and deepen the knowledge learned in the module "Fundamentals of Computer Architecture". They are able to analyze and solve corresponding practical problems and process tasks in industrial practice in a results-oriented manner. The tasks are worked on by the students themselves in small groups. In addition to teamwork, communication and conflict skills, this also trains the students' sense of responsibility.

Allocation of credits / grading
Type of Class
Type of Exam
Exam duration
of Module (%)
Prerequisite for participation INF3341 Introduction to Computer Architecture
Lecturer / Other Bringmann

• D. A. Patterson, J. L. Hennessy: Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface; ARM Edition (basierend auf 5. Auflage) Morgan Kaufmann, Elsevier, 2017.
• J. L. Hennessy, D. A. Patterson: Computer Architecture: A Quantitive Approach; Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., 6. Auflage, 2018.

Last offered unknown
Planned for currently not planned
Assigned Study Areas BIOINFM2510, INFM2510, INFM3310, MDZINFM2510, MEINFM3210