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Undergraduate course

Functional Programming

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeINF122
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Level of Study




Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

A functional program consists of definitions of functions and its effect is determined by the input-output behaviour of these functions. Functional programming is the central example of the declarative paradigm, where program, in addition to its operational interpretation, has also a dual one: as a formula with static meaning independent from the transitions between program states. Execution of a program corresponds then to this declarative interpretation and this facilitates development and maintenance of correct software. The course introduces basic concepts from the functional paradigm through programming in a functional language (e.g., Haskell).

Learning Outcomes

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

The student knows:

  • the basic concepts of functional programming, such as:

    • recursion
    • higher-order functions
    • inmutable datastructures
  • the constructs of an example functional language


The student can:

  • write simple functional programs

General competence

The student:

  • can discuss functional programs with others
  • is aware of the differences between imperative and functional programming
  • can apply the knowledge and his/her programming skills in various domains and contribute to innovation

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

It is an advantage to know some imperative language, e.g., from INF100 or INF109.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

INF121: 5 SP, INF121A: 5 SP

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.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

The assignments are valid two semesters: the semester when they are approved and the succeeding semester.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (3 hours).
Compulsory exercises may count towards the final grade.

Examination Support Material


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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 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 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 studieveileder@ii.uib.no

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:


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.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    24.02.2023, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination result announcement
    Examination system
    Digital exam