Software Skills Lab

Course: Autumn Semester 2021
Lecturer: Nataliia Stulova
Assistant: Mohammadreza Hazhirpasand
Lectures: Wednesdays @ 14h15-16h00
Place: Schützenmattstrasse 14, 107
Start: 2021-09-22


This 5 ECTS course is a common teaching unit of the three BeNeFri universities which ensures that students have a basic level of programming skills when starting their Master's studies. The course lasts one semester and takes place every week. It comprises three themes:

Each theme is taught in a different university. Each session in a theme revolves around a particular problem and builds on top of the previous sessions. Students should complete exercises of a previous session before a new one starts.


Students should register in the student administration system of their home university according to the rules at the bachelor's level. At the University of Bern, please register in KSL.



The final grade is derived based on the exam grade.

The exam is held in December (exact date to be announced). If the teaching will continue in in-person mode, the exam will be held at the University of Fribourg, as a 90-minute written exam. If the current epidemiological situation worsens, the exam will be held online as a 30-minute open-book oral exam for each student.

Schedule 2021 (UniBe)

Week Date Lecture
1 22.09.2021 Java Crash Course
2 29.09.2021 Linear Data Structures
3 06.10.2021 Graphs and Trees
4 13.10.2021 Sets and Maps
5 20.10.2021 (Data Structure) Algorithms