3603777: Systems modelling

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Semester:WS 13/14
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
    • Object-oriented software systems
    • Software development methodologies
  • Requirements analysis
  • Domain analysis
  • UML
  • Behavioral modeling I
    • Use cases
    • Use case diagrams
    • Activity diagrams
  • Structural modeling
    • Class diagrams
  • Behavioral modeling II
    • Sequence diagrams
    • State chart diagrams
  • UI modeling
  • Quality of models
  • 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 13/14, bewertet)