194.043 Enterprise Architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • understand the purpose of an enterprise architecture and an corresponding enterprise-wide system development
  • identify and assess relevant aspects of an enterprise architecture
  • select appropriate modeling concepts to describe an enterprise architecture
  • apply corresponding concepts and methods in order to describe an enterprise architecture by means of appropriate models

Subject of course

1. Introduction

  • Short discussion of what “EA might be”

  • Samples of EA artefacts

  • Structure of this course

2. ArchiMate:

  • Background

  • Overview of the language + ArchiSurance case

  • Business Layer + ArchiSurance case + exercise

  • Application Layer + ArchiSurance case + exercise

  • Technology Layer + ArchiSurance case + exercise

3. EA foundations

  • Steering change in Enterprises

  • The role of Enterprise Architecture in steering change

  • The role of models

4. Presentation of final assignment 

5. Architecture Principles + ArchiSurance case + exercise

Teaching methods

In the course, the theoretical concepts will be presented in lectures on the differnt thematic blocks. After each thematic block, the presented concepts will be used by the students to work on small example tasks during the course units. The solutions are presented by the students and the advantages and disadvantages of the solutions are discussed with the auditorium. After the lectures, each individual student has to solve an overall task that covers all aspects of an enterprise architecture. Finally, the students also receive feedback on their solution.


Mode of examination


Additional information

The lectures and exercises for the course will be held on 6 evenings (18:00 - 21:00), of which 4 evenings will take place face-to-face in the classroom and 2 evenings on-line according to the schedule.



Course dates

Tue18:00 - 21:0018.10.2022EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture + Excercises (Face-to-Face)
Thu18:00 - 21:0020.10.2022EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture + Excercises (Face-to-Face)
Tue18:00 - 21:0008.11.2022 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Lecture + Excercises (on-line)
Thu18:00 - 21:0010.11.2022 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Lecture + Excercises (on-line)
Tue18:00 - 21:0013.12.2022EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture + Excercises (Face-to-Face)
Thu18:00 - 21:0015.12.2022EI 4 Reithoffer HS Lecture + Excercises (Face-to-Face)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Student work in small groups on smaller examples during the course and will present their solutions.

After the lectures the students will receive an assignment. Each student has to work on his/her own on this assignment to describe a full enterprise architecture on a specific case by means of all the modeling concepts introduced in the course.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.10.2022 09:00 14.10.2022 17:00

Registration modalities

If you register for the course, you will automatically be added to the TUWEL course.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 926 Business Informatics Mandatory


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in object-oriented modeling and data modeling. These prerequesites are thought in the following modules of our bachelor curriculum: WIN/MOD - Modelierung (Modelling) and WIN(DBS Datenbanksysteme (Database Systems)