192.121 Foundations of Computer and Communication Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • to solve sample calculations (number systems, memory hierarchy, networks)
  • to analyze small assembly programs
  • to understand digital circuits
  • to decode commands in a simple Datapath
  • understand pipelining examples

Subject of course

The following topics are covered:

  • Computer architecture
  • Representation of numbers in computers
  • Boolean algebra and digital electronics
  • Addressing modes, instruction sets and pipelining
  • Memory hierarchy design
  • Input, output and peripheral devices
  • Computer networks
  • System software

Teaching methods

Used methodes:

  • Recorded lectures (via ZOOM-Meeting)
  • Exercise sheets (have to be solved at home)
  • Discussion of the exercise sheets in exercise groups. Will be done via ZOOM. All ZOOM sessions will be recorded.
  • Three tests (TUWEL-Tests in a OpenBook format and supervised over ZOOM-Meetings). The best two tests are counting, and not each test own its own has to be positive.

All ZOOM sessions (lectures and exercises) will be recorded and the recordings will be provided in the TUWEL course.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Vorbesprechung und erste Vorlesung: Fr., 5.März 2021, 13:00 (c.t.) - 15:00, ZOOM-Meeting (es wird eine Aufzeichnung geben)

Aufwandsabschätzung (ECTS Breakdown): 75 Stunden (das entspricht 3 ECTS)

  • Anwesenheit VO (20 Stunden)
  • Anwesenheit Tests (6 Stunden)
  • Anwesenheit UE (10 Stunden)
  • Übungsvorbereitung (20 Stunden)
  • Nachbereitung VO und Prüfungsvorbereitung (19 Stunden)

Alle Informationen, Unterlagen und Angaben für die Übungsbeispiele finden Sie im TUWEL-Kurs der Lehrveranstaltung.

Weitere Fragen zur Lehrveranstaltung richten Sie bitte an: tgiwi-gck@list.tuwien.ac.at



Course dates

Fri13:00 - 15:0005.03.2021 - 18.06.2021 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue18:00 - 20:0023.03.2021 - 22.06.2021 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Tue18:00 - 20:0006.07.2021 ZOOM-Meeting3. TUWEL-Test (Ersatztest)
Foundations of Computer and Communication Systems - Single appointments
Fri05.03.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Fri12.03.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Fri19.03.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue23.03.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Fri26.03.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue13.04.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Fri16.04.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue20.04.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Fri23.04.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue27.04.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Fri30.04.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue04.05.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Fri07.05.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue11.05.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Tue18.05.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Fri21.05.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Fri28.05.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue01.06.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests
Fri04.06.202113:00 - 15:00 ZOOM-MeetingVorlesung
Tue08.06.202118:00 - 20:00 ZOOM-MeetingÜbungen und Tests

Examination modalities

  • Solved exrcises
  • Three TUWEL-tests (OpenBook format and over ZOOM supervised), the best two tests count

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.02.2021 10:00 08.03.2021 12:00 08.03.2021 12:00

Registration modalities:

This course is exclusively for students of the program 045 006 "Digital Skills". Registrations with a different code unfortunately will be rejected.

Please also note that you have to successfully finished both, the STEOP in your main program and the course  "Foundations fo programming and algorithms".


The student must have at least 1 of the course(s) completed listed below:


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.