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Information Systems Development

The focus of this course is model-driven (software) development.
We will discuss established concepts, techniques, and methods for:

  • the specification of graphical and textual software languages;
  • the specification of domain-specific (modeling) languages;
  • the mapping between models on different abstraction layers;
  • the verification of software artifacts;
  • the application of software patterns.

In addition, we will give an overview for the process aspects of software development.
Other (equally important) topics, such as project management or configuration management are not part of this course.

Please attend the Bridging Course to meet the knowledge prerequisites (esp. Block 1 and 2). In addition, you may check the self-assessment questions available from the download section to check your knowledge.


  • 2 in-class exams counting for 20 points each;
  • 1 final exam counting for 60 points;
  • A positive grade is awarded if at least 50% of all points (i.e. 50/100) are earned. The remaining grades are awarded in 10% steps (60%, 70%, 80%). Thus, a "1, excellent" is awarded if at least 80% (i.e. 80/100) of all points have been earned.
  • Each student who participates in at least one of the 3 exams is graded.
  • If a student fails the entire course (i.e. finishes with a negative grade), the student will be allowed a single repeat of the final exam, given the following conditions hold:
    • the student earned at least 15/40 points from the in-class exams;
    • and the student earned at least 15/60 points from the final exam.
  • If one or both of the above conditions are missed, students will have to repeat the entire course (incl. all exams) in a subsequent semester.


Last edited: 2022-07-06