3403777: Systems modelling

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Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:66.9 L / 50.0 h
Self-directed study time:100.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


  • Introduction
    • Software engineering process
    • Requirements engineering
    • Object-oriented modeling
    • Overview UML
  • Structural models in UML
    • Class diagrams
    • Package diagrams
  • Behavioral models in UML
    • Use case diagrams
    • Sequence diagrams
    • Activity diagrams
    • State chart
  • GUI modeling
  • Best practices
    • Modeling guidelines and principles
    • Analysis and design patterns
    • Software tools
  • Project tasks

Lecture Goals

The module "Systems Modeling" comprises one course, consisting of a lecture and an exercise, which aims at integrating theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Students will learn to design software systems in a model-driven, object-oriented way using the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Integrated project tasks require students to translate their theoretical knowledge gained in lectures and self-study into practice. Students gain experience in modeling and will be able to successfully apply and critically assess particular methods and tools. The module forms the foundation for the succeeding module “Systems Development”.


Admission Requirements

The learning contents of this module build on the already existing knowledge about information systems, business processes, object orientation and software development. The parallel course "Business Process Analysis" is recommended for students to assist.



  • Ashrafi, N.; Ashrafi, H. (2009): Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design, Pearson Education.
  • Booch, G.; Rumbaugh, J.; Jacobson, I. (2005): Unified Modeling Language User Guide, Addison-Wesley.


  • PWW-MA_Systems Modelling (WS 12/13, in Bewertung)