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Programming in Java

Summer University Term 1: June 11th - July 5th, 2019


Course price: 1,950 Euros

18 hours of class a week, 5 ECTS, max. 12 participants


This course is designed for those who want to look into the field of computer science. Working at the computer, participants will learn basic knowledge of computer programming and how to write computer programs themselves using the programming language Java. Assignments will give more understanding of the programming concepts and field trips will enhance knowledge of the history and applications of programming, in the setting of Berlin. 

Learning Goals & Syllabus


After this course, participants will be able to understand basic concepts of writing a computer program with Java.


You can find the syllabus for this course HERE

You may find the syllabus useful when discussing with your home University whether the ECTS credits attainable for this course are accepted by them.

Course components

Topics like variables, loops, objects, input and output, user interfaces, collections, sorting, concurrent programming and event-driven programming will be covered.

Topic list:

Variables and Types of Data, Loops and Conditions, Arrays, Methods, Classes and Objects, Object inheritance, Collections, Creating and Designing Data Types, Sorting and Searching, Graphics, Input and Output.


The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer & Winter University are that candidates have B2 level English and at least one year of university experience.

In addition, the Java course requires that basic computer skills and knowledge of high-school level mathematics. The maths skills you need include: how to calculate with complex numbers, how to calculate with matrices, how to handle planes and lines.

It is also desirable for you to know some basic Linux commands (but they will be also introduced in the course).


Dipl.-Inf. Christian Grümme is an academic associate of TU Berlin’s innoCampus; a center which supports all faculties of TU Berlin with expertise in information technology and e-learning. He regularly teaches Java and LaTeX programming to degree program students at the TU Berlin. He has also been a freelance software developer and IT advisor since 2011. 


Registration for Term 1 is now closed. Please see our full program for other courses in Terms 2,3 and 4.

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