360.016 Programming 1
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, 2.5h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • apply elementary programming paradigms.
  • structure logical processes and automatable tasks in a form suitable for EDP.
  • solve simple task using the programming language C. 

Subject of course

Programming in C, programming step by step, structured programming, working with development systems, variables/constants, expressions in C, data-types in C, standard input/output, selections, iterations, functions, arrays, strings, structures, pointers and addresses, the preprocessor, input/output with files.

Teaching methods

Lectures, supervised exercises at the institute.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

In order to participate in the exercises, a registration in TISS is necessary before Friday, March 5th !

Only Bachelor students enrolled in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies are eligible for online registration. Other interested students can register at the Secretary of the Institute for Microelectronics; However, the participation cannot be guaranteed due to limited capacity.

In order to guarantee an unimpeded continuation of the "VU Programming 1 (360.016)", lectures and exercises will be performed completely online in this semester.

The course consists of lecture and exercise parts. The exercises are split in 5 individually graded units and all of them must be completed subsequently.

Each exercise is designed as a two-week cycle. The exercise tasks are completed in the first week and submitted in a video conference the following week during a previously selected appointment. Before this submission, a multiple-choice test must be completed, which can be repeated until the necessary minimum number of points (80%) is reached.

The online opening and overview lecture will take place on Friday, March 12th, 10:00 to 12:00 am.
The Zoom link will be sent to all registered students on the day before.

IMPORTANT: Pay special attention to registration modalities given below.
Also read further information about the course in the provided lecture material.



Examination modalities

Online exams after 3rd  practical excercise (mid-term exam) and after 5th practical excercise (final exam).

Every student who has successfully completed the practical exercises before 2020 can take the final exam instead of taking the oral exam.

The oral exam for students who have successfully completed the face-to-face exercises is, according to its concept, performable exclusively as face-to-face exam and will be offered again once the regulations are made to allow for face-to-face exams.  From July 2023 the online final exam is in every case mandatory.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.01.2021 20:00 05.03.2021 23:00 05.03.2021 23:00

Registration modalities

A registration to the course before Friday March 5th 23:00 is mandatory.

The assignment of exercise tasks and their subsequent submission are done via the TUWEL system. A login into the TUWEL system is possible for all students who have already registered for "VU Programmieren 1".


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 235 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2. Semester


A book in German for this course is available in bookshops: Klima, Selberherr: "Programmieren in C", 3rd edition; it contains also the material for "programming 2".