ECTS Credits

Three years of full-time study, where the normal workload for a full-time student is 60 credits for one academic year.



Language of Instruction




Objectives and content

The Bachelor¿s programme gives a thorough introduction to the modelling of economic problems using methods from mathematics, statistics, computer science, and economics.

Economics deals with the ways in which we should use our resources, e.g. on production equipment and labour, and the ways in which we actually use the resources. Statistics is used to quantify economic correlations using mathematical expressions and forms the basis for prognoses. In these expressions most constants are found by studying how the phenomena have developed over time. Thus, these constants are uncertain, and this uncertainty propagates to the prognoses. Statistical methods help us decide how certain these prognoses are.

Computer science deals with ways of modelling problems using computer programs. Modelling can also be expressed mathematically. In this programme of study, the emphasis is on programming and the development and implementation of efficient methods for solving problems.

Required Learning Outcomes

On completion of the study programme the candidate will have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • has a broad knowledge of computer science, statistics and economic theory.
  • is able to convey basic insight from the models, in an intuitive way.


The candidate

  • has sufficient mathematical, statistical and programming skills to model economic problems,
  • can use a broad range of methods from statistics and computer science to analyse economic and industrial problems,
  • masters classical fields of mathematics such as calculus and linear algebra, as well as basic programming,
  • and is able to participate in projects in system development and programming.

General competence

The candidate is able to

  • work in individual and collaborative settings,
  • analyse and evaluate legal and ethical aspects of his/her own work,
  • give a critical and thoughtful view of his/her own and collaborator's work,
  • and to expand his/her field of knowledge on his/her own.

Admission Requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Introductory Courses


Compulsory units

These courses are compulsory:

Ex.phil., MAT111 og MAT105, INF100, MNF130, INF101, ECON110, STAT110, ECON210, INF102, STAT111, MAT121, ECON130, INF140, INF170.


The specialization in the study programme totals 130 ECTS, and consist of the following courses:

MAT101/MAT111, INF100, ECON110, MNF130, INF101, ECON210, STAT110, INF102, ECON130, STAT111, MAT121, INF140, INF170

6. Spring:

5. Autumn: INF170, INF140

4. Spring: ECON130, STAT111 , MAT121

3. Autumn: ECON210, STAT110, INF102

2. Spring: ECON110, MNF130, INF101

1. Autumn: Ex.Phil, MAT101/MAT111/MAT105, INF100

Recommended electives

The following courses are recommended electives in the programme: ECON230, ECON263, ECON290, MAT112, STAT210, STAT220, INF270.

The students may choose other courses.

Sequential Requirements, courses

The recommended sequence of the courses in the programme can be found under the heading ¿Specialization¿.

Study period abroad

The programme committee has made adaption for students who want to take parts of the study abroad.

Teaching and learning methods

A combination of teaching methods is used in the various courses, mainly lectures, hands-on laboratory and workshops. You may find more information in the course description.

Assessment methods

The most common assessment methods are written and oral examination. The assessment methods for each course are described in the course description.

Grading scale

At UiB the grades are given in one of two possible grading scales: passed/failed and A to F.

The grading scale for each course is given in the course description.

Diploma and Diploma supplement

The Diploma, in Norwegian, and the Diploma Supplement, in English, will be issued when the degree is completed.

Access to further studies

Master¿s Programme in Informatics:

The bachelor degree qualifies for the Master¿s Programme in Informatics.

Master¿s Programme in Economics:

Candidates who fill the elective part of the program (40 ECTS) with ECON290, ECON230 and two other ECON-courses are qualified to apply to the Master¿s Programme in Economics.

Master¿s Programme in Statistics:

Candidates who who fill the elective part of the programme with MAT112 in the 6. semester, and STAT220 in the 5. or STAT210 in the 6. semester, are qualified to apply to the Master¿s Programme in Statistics.

For more information, please consult the regulations for application to the respective master programmes.


Both the public and the private sector need manpower with strong skills in mathematics, informatics, statistics and economy. Work places may be in the ICT sector, finance, banking, oil industry, insurance, public management, as well as research and teaching in the educational sector.


The programme will be evaluated according to the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.

Programme committee

The programme committee is responsible for the academic content, the structure and the quality of the programme.

Administrative responsibility

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by the Department of informatics, holds the administrative responsibility for the programme.

Contact information

Please contact the student adviser for the programme if you have any questions: Studierettleiar@ii.uib.no