n.BA.BT.Inf1.21HS (Information Technology 1) 
Module: Information Technology 1
This information was generated on: 29 February 2024
Information Technology 1


Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2021


Study Programme Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type  
X Compulsory Module    Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 1st Semester
Module Coordinator René Hauck
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 55 65 / rene.hauck@zhaw.ch
René Hauck and scientific staff (Research Associates and Research Assistants)
Entrance Requirements -
Learning Outcomes and Competencies Discipline specific skills:
 Students will learn how to
  • employ common IT tools in a professional way that is appropriate for the problem at hand.
  • analyse tasks and questions in a structured way.
  • prepare, analyse and visualise data.
  • collect, store and manage data.
 Interdisciplinary skills:
 Students will be able to
  • analyse problems by breaking them down into individual steps.
  • take a structured approach to solving a problem.
Module Content Spreadsheet application
  • Comprehensive introduction to the basics of spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Tables, addressing, formulae and functions, data analysis, data visualization, solution finding 
  • Comprehensive introduction to the basics of programming (Python)
  • Data structures, variables, operators, functions, control structures, conditional statements, loops, algorithms
Follow-up Modules Information Technology 2
Methods of Instruction  Lectures and exercises
Digital Resources Moodle
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 30
 Guided Self-Study -
 Independent Self-Study 30
 Total Workload 60
Classroom Attendance -
Written exam at the end of the semester (60%) / e-assessment

Mid-semester tests (40%): 2 written exams
If there is a low number of participants, the lecturer may change the form of a repeat examination after consultation with the head of the study programme: e.g. an oral examination can be used to replace a written one. Please report any changes to the form of examinations by e-mail to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch and Cc. Head of study programme.
Language of Instruction  German
Comments The Information Technology 1 module is part of the Mathematics 1 module group.


Course: Information Technology 1
Information Technology 1


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