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Seit SoSe 2021


Master Project: Distributed Systems


Kao, Odej




Fakultät IV

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331500 FG Distributed and Operating Systems (DOS)

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TEL 12-5

Kao, Odej


Learning Outcomes

The students possess in-depth practical knowledge in the field of modern, distributed and complex IT systems. They can formulate scientific questions / theses in this field, develop solutions and systematically produce and present results for the validation of the scientific questions.


Today the internet is a natural way to gain access to all kinds of services. For the provider of such services this translates to novel requirements concerning the operation of its IT infrastructure. For instance, high availability and low latency even in high workload situations need to be guaranteed. These topics are part of the research focus of the CIT group. The project sheds light on selected problems in the context of a current research project and is solved autonomously by a team of students. Solving such a complex problem in a team serves the purpose to practice methods learned in the basic studies. This happens under realistic conditions and includes planning, coordination, execution and presentations of results.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Master Project: Distributed SystemsProjekt0432 L 167WiSe/SoSeEnglish6

Workload and Credit Points

Master Project: Distributed Systems (Projekt):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
Attendance to Meetings15.04.0h60.0h
Exam Prepratation1.030.0h30.0h
270.0h(~9 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 270.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 9 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Students individually solve the group assignment based on an agile management model. There will be a regular meetings for planning and reviews and discussion sessions. Students need to present their progress in milestone presentations that are evaluated in the group.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Good programming skills are required.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

This module has no requirements.

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

(Deliverable assessment) Final report30written8-12 pages
(Deliverable assessment) Implementation40practicalsee workload description
(Deliverable assessment) Presentations30oral60 minutes

Grading scale

Notenschlüssel »Notenschlüssel 2: Fak IV (2)«


Test description (Module completion)

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Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 12.

Registration Procedures

A prior registration is required in order to participate. Please visit the website www.dos.tu-berlin.de for further instructions.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
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Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Computer Engineering (M. Sc.)121SoSe 2021SoSe 2024
Computer Science (Informatik) (M. Sc.)121SoSe 2021SoSe 2024
Elektrotechnik (M. Sc.)114SoSe 2021SoSe 2024
Information Systems Management (Wirtschaftsinformatik) (M. Sc.)217SoSe 2021SoSe 2024
Medieninformatik (M. Sc.)16SoSe 2021WiSe 2023/24
Medientechnik (M. Sc.)14WiSe 2023/24SoSe 2024
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)17SoSe 2021SoSe 2024


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