Postgraduate course

Introduction to Logic

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeINF227
  • Number of semesters1
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester


Objectives and Content


The course gives an introduction to basic concepts and techniques of mathematical logic.


The course presents reasoning systems and formal semantics for propositional and first-order logic, as well as proofs for soundness and completeness. One presents also the notions of decidability and compactness.

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 from mathematical logic, such as:
  1. formal reasoning
  2. formal semantics
  3. decidability
  • the relations between these: soundness, completeness, compactness.


The student can:

  • give correct logical arguments
  • find errors in incorrect arguments

Generell competence

The student can:

  • discuss logical arguments and their correctness with others
  • communicate the basic concepts of logic and their relevance for computer science

Required Previous Knowledge

 At least 60 ECTS in computer science, preferably including some mathematics

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Some mathematical training is an advantage.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

I127: 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

Lectures: 4 hours per week

Exercises: 2 hours per week

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

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

Forms of Assessment

Written exam. It is opportunity for grades on exercises, which can be included in the final grade. If less than 10 students are taking the course, the exam might be oral.

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. 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 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

    28.09.2018, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline