Introduction to Programming Methodology (Programming 1)

Study facts

Course codeINF100
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterAutumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
Study levelUndergraduate Courses
Belongs toDepartment of Informatics

Aim and Content

The course gives a comprehensive and practical introduction to programming in a high-level programming language (Java). The main emphasis is on object based programming (OBP), comprising the design of classes and communication between objects. Central concepts covered are data types, variables, expressions, control flow, arrays, and file handling. The course covers the program development process from the formulation of simple problems to the implementation of a solution on a computer. Several assignments, including some compulsory ones, are an integral part of the course. In addition to the lab sessions, the course requires long hours on the computer.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of INF100 Introduction to programming, the student is supposed to be able to

  • write simple Java programs and implement them on a computer
  • design Java classes
  • make use of available Java classes
  • extend and improve complete or partly complete classes and programs.

Course offered (semester)

Fall and spring

Course offered (semester)


Course Unit Level



Department of Informatics

Subject Overlap

I110: 10 ECTS

INFO132: 10 ECTS

Compulsory Requirements

Several designated assignments

Assessment methods

5 hours written exam. Assignment grades can count towards the final grade

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.