Course: DFI
Summer term

Databases for Engineering Applications (DFI)

Course contents

  • Software methods, models and interfaces in the engineering sector:
    • Computer-aided design (CAD)
    • Building information modeling (BIM)
    • Spreadsheet analysis
    • Relational databases
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • Object-oriented programming (C#)
  • Practical application in the field of project development in civil and environmental engineering

Latest information

Latest notes and course announcements are provided via Moodle.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all lectures will take place in Zoom. The meeting links will be published in Moodle. All lectures will be recorded and provided on Moodle.

Autodesk products for students are offered for free on the Autodesk Education website.

General Information

Term Summer term
Start Monday, April 11, 2022
Requirements: Basics of Engineering Informatics (GDI)
Hours per week (SWS) 2 + 2
ECTS credits 6
Exam Monday, August 1, 2022
Language German
Classification B.Sc. module for the study programs:
B.Sc. Civil Engineering
B.Sc. Environmental Engineering
B.Sc. Engineering Management – Specialisation Civil Engineering
B.Sc. Computational Engineering
Schedule Monday (weekly)
1:30 – 3:10 pm
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Rüppel
Consultation hours By appointment
Schedule Monday (weekly)
3:20 – 5:00 pm
Tutorial supervisor Pascal Mosler, M.Sc.
Consultation hours By appointment
Term-accompanying exercises
Quantity 4
Application / issue / submission Moodle
Process The exercises are completed in groups of two students.
Each exercise will take three to four weeks to complete.
Please also note the further instructions at the end of this section.
Consultation hours Twice a week Moodle
Written examination – summer term 20212 (current status: March 2022)
Date -
Time -
Place In Presence, the room will be announced in the course of the semester.
Aids A double-sided written or printed DINA4 sheet of paper.
Exam preparation Past exams – but no sample solutions – will be provided on Moodle.
Exam consultation hours Dates will be announced in the course of the semester.
Registration TUCaN
The written exam questions will be asked in German. It is possible to answer the questions in either English or German.

Further information to the term-accompanying exercises

  • You can get together in groups of two on Moodle during the first week of lectures. The group assignment will last until the end of the term.
  • If you do not belong to a group by the second week of lectures, you will automatically be assigned to another person.
  • If a group partner drops out, you may work on the remaining exercises alone. Optionally, you may form a new group with another student in consultation with the tutorial supervisor.
  • A PC pool test must be passed to complete the Studienleistung. The test is expected to take place on 18 July 2022. Further instructions will be given in the tutorials.