t.BA.IT.ADS.13HS (Algorithms and Data Structures) 
Module: Algorithms and Data Structures
This information was generated on: 20 April 2021
Algorithms and Data Structures
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Version: 10.0 start 01 February 2019

Short description

The module deals with basic algorithms and data structures of computer science. The students learn in particular:
  • They will know and practice the approach used for algorithmically complex problems.
  • They know the central data structures of computer science and how they are implemented in Java.
  • They are able to estimate the computing effort.
  • They learn to apply basic design patterns. 

Module coordinator

Spielberger Jürgen (spij)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Ziel Kompetenzen Taxonomiestufen
The students know the central algorithms and data structures of computer science. F K1
Students know basic design patterns for designing new algorithms and can apply them to simple problems. F, M K1, K3
Students can estimate the computational effort of simple algorithms. F, M K3
Students can implement and use algorithms and data structures in Java. F K3

Module contents

General concepts
  • Asymptotic complexity (O-notation)
  • Analysis of algorithms (runtime and storage space)
Algorithm Paradigms
  • Recursion
  • Backtracking
  • Greedy algorithms
  • Divide and Conquer
Data Structures
  • Stack and Queue
  • List
  • Hash table
  • Trees
  • Graphs
  • Searching
  • Tree traversing
  • Rotation in balanced search trees
  • Hash Tables
  • Shortest paths in graphs
  • Width and depth search in graphs
  • Minimum spanning tree
  • Sorting algorithms
  • Runtime requirements
Algorithms in Java
  • Objects/equals/hashCode
  • Comparator/Comparable
  • Collections
  • Generics
  • Iterator

Teaching materials

  • Slides
  • Practicals and accompanying material (in electr. form)

Supplementary literature

  • Saake/Sattler: "Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen: Eine Einführung mit Java"
    5. überarbeitete Auflage 2014, dPunkt Verlag, ISBN 978-3-86490-136-2
  • Sedgewick/Wayne: "Algorithmen: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen"
    4. aktualisierte Auflage 2014, Pearson Education, ISBN: 978-3-86894-184-5
  • Further documents will be made available as required.


  • THIN: Theoretical Computer Science, especially Runtime (P/NP) and O-Notation
  • PROG1, PROG2: Programming in Java
  • Discrete mathematics: Fundamentals Discrete mathematics, in particular induction

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025


Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Internships and learning controls written and computerized 14 Weeks Grading 30%
End-of-semester exam Examination  verbally 20 Minutes Grading 70%



Legal basis

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Course: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen - Praktikum
Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen - Vorlesung
Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.