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Web Technologies 1

Module: INF-BSc-307
LSF: 040313
Credits: 4 (lecture 2 / exercises and labs 2)
Hours: 3 (lecture 2 sws / exercises 1 sws)
Location: digital only (Zoom and Moodle)
Start: tba

This course will be given in German.


The Internet has become the foundation of our everyday life. Expectations that applications run in the browser are the default. Video streaming, social media, gaming, or simply contact tracing during a pandemic - all of this is not possible without the Internet and their synonymously used web technologies. 

In this lecture you will learn the basics of these technologies. Starting from the networking basics and the necessary software (web server, browser, ...) we get to know the languages of the web (HTML, JavaScript, ...). We will learn about frameworks for Single-Page Applications and will create backends for data supply. Topics such as web security, authentication, deployment and testing concluse the course. 


  • The lectures are streamed live on YouTube every week. You will find the appropriate link in the corresponding sections in Moodle. The DVR function is activated here, so that you can also watch or pause the stream time-delayed. After the live stream, the respective link points to the recording. You can watch both the live stream and the recordings on any compatible device. 

  • Additionally, the recordings made will also be posted to Moodle, so you don't have to use YouTube should you wish to avoid that platform. The videos are identical in content. However, any pauses that may have occurred have been shortened. 

  • The livestream is interactive. So you can ask questions at any time. However, we do not use the YouTube chat function for this, but tweedback. The appropriate link can be found in Moodle.


  • There will be accompanying exercises to the lecture content.
  • These exercises will not be corrected by us.
  • 14 days after the exercises are issued, we will provide a suggested solution that you can use for self-correction.
  • However, we strongly recommend doing these exercises as they prepare you for the exam.
  • It will also give you a feel for the nature of the question.
  • You can find the exercises in Moodle for the appropriate topic in each case.


  • A weekly office hour will be offered in Zoom. The link for this office hour will soon be found at the top of Moodle.
  • This office hour is explicitly designed as a group office hour. That means it should be about content of the event.
  • I explicitly ask you to ask questions about the exercises. I ask you to have your camera activated in zoom. This will help to make the spatial distance seem at least a little smaller. 
  • In the forum Questions and Answers in Moodle you can ask a question about the course at any time. You can also answer questions from other students there at any time. I will follow the discussions and add to them if necessary and answer questions that are still unanswered. I ask you to make use of this opportunity and help each other here in working out the material. It is scientifically proven that nothing helps to learn (or consolidate) a thing more than explaining it to other people. 
  • If you have a personal concern (e.g. regarding registration formalities), please write to me and ask for a personal appointment. 



Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).