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Programming in Java

+++ Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the TU Berlin Summer University will not take place on campus this year. Registrations for our Summer University Online program are now open! +++

Summer University Term 1: June 8th - July 3rd, 2020

Course price: 1,950 Euros

18 hours of class a week, 5 ECTS credit points, 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.


Please click here to see the syllabus.

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. 

Brochure & Poster Download

Check out our Brochure and Poster for Summer 2020!

Summer University Term 1: June 8th - July 3rd, 2020

Course price: 1,950 Euros

18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points

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