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Algorithms, Data Structures and Programming

ECTS Credits

10

Level of Study

Bachelor

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time

Teaching semester

Autumn

Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to basic algorithms, such as sorting and finding shortest paths. Central in the study of these algorithms is the choice of data structures, as well as the analysis of the runtime and memory use.

An important part of the course consists of programming in practice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge
The student

  • knows the basic algorithms and data structures for sorting
  • knows the basic algorithms and data structures for searching
  • knows important graph algorithms and their datastructures
  • knows the mathematical concepts needed for the analysis of the behaviour of algorithms in terms of time and memory use

Skills
The student

  • can program efficient algorithms for sorting, searching and graphs
  • can analyse mathematically the behaviour of algorithms in terms of time and memory use
  • can analyse empirically the behaviour of algorithms in terms of time and memory use
  • can recognize new problems that are amenable to the techniques learned in this course, and design new algorithms for similar problems
  • can use generic programming to program the algorithms

General competence
The student

  • can discuss algorithms and datastructures for programming with others
  • is aware of the differences in efficiency of software solutions
  • can apply the knowledge and skills of algorithms and datastructures in various application domains

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

INF101, MNF130

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

I120: 10 ECTS

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

During the whole semester: two double lectures and one workshop per week. In addition one review session per week.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

The compulsory exercises have to be passed and are then valid for two semesters, including the semester in which they are approved.

Forms of Assessment

Written, digital exam (3 hrs, on a computer). For more information, see https://www.uib.no/digitaleksamen. The compulsory exercises can be graded and this grade can count for the final grade. Both the exam and the compulsory exercises must be passed.

Examination Support Material

None

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.

Assessment Semester

Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact Student adviser

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.

Contact

Contact Information

Student adviser:

Student adviser

T: 55 58 42 00

Exam information

  • 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

    Date
    20.11.2018, 09:00
    Duration
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    06.11.2018
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam