Level of Study
Autumn and spring
Objectives and Content
The course aims to give the students a thorough and practical introduction to programming by means of a contemporary programming language.
The course covers central concepts including e.g. variables, expressions, control flow, arrays, and file processing. The lab work consists of compulsory assignments, which are an important part of the course. In several lab sessons, real-life problems from various natural sciences will be solved.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge and skills:
- knows the principles of programming
- understands how problems can be solved in terms of computer programming
The student is able to
- implement simple computer programs
- make use of available program libraries
- extend and adapt code written by other programmers
- process structured data sets by means of a computer
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching consists of lectures, sessions demonstrating problem solving, and lab sessions.
Lectures/ 2 hours per week
Sessions demonstrating problem solving through worked examples/ 2 hours per week
Lab sessions/ 4 hours per week
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
The course will have compulsory assignments. The assignments are valid two semesters: the semester when they are approved and the succeeding semester.
Forms of Assessment
The following assessments are used in the course:
- Written (digital) final exam (5 hours), where all written and printed examination aids are allowed.
- To pass the course, a sufficient number of compulsory assignments and the final exam need to be passed.
Examination Support Material
All written and printed material.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Final exam is arranged every semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact Student adviser
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.
T: 55 58 42 00
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 10.12.2018, 09:00
- 5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam