Undergraduate course

Computer Programming for Science

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeINF109
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language 
  • Resources

ECTS Credits


Level of Study




Teaching semester

Spring. Will be taught for the last time spring 2018. Exams will be given spring and autumn 2018.

Objectives and Content


Learning Outcomes

At the completion of INF109 the student should be able to:

  • analyze simple computational tasks and sketch a method for solving it.
  • write a correct computer program that reads in data, before executing the solution method, and finally prints out or visualizes the answer.
  • process structured data by the means of a computer.
  • know the construction and basic use of the programming language Python.

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.

The course is not available for students on the Bachelor¿s programmes in Computer Technology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computer Security or the Master¿s programmes at the Department of Informatics.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures: 2 hours per week

Computer labs: 8 hours per week

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory assignments are valid for one subsequent semester.

Students are expected to bring their own computers. A limited number of computers are available for those without their own computer.

Forms of Assessment

The forms of assessment are:

  • Compulsory assignments , 50% of total grade.
  • Written examination (3 hours), 50% of total grade.

Examination Support Material


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.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 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 Board 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 mailto:studieveileder@ii.uib.no 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 Information

Student adviser:

mailto:studieveileder@ii.uib.no 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 (New exam)

    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam
  • Type of assessment: Written examination and assigments

    22.11.2017, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination result announcement
    • Exam part: Written examination

      22.11.2017, 09:00
      3 hours
      Examination system
      Digital exam