Level of Study
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.
Upon completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- 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
- 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
- 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
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. Compulsory exercises may count towards the final grade. Both the exam and the compulsory exercises must be passed.
Examination Support 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.
Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 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. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 26.11.2020, 15:00
- 3 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam