Objectives and Content
The course aims to give the students a thorough and practical introduction to programming by means of a contemporary programming language.
The course covers central concepts including e.g. variables, expressions, control flow, arrays, and file processing. The lab work consists of compulsory assignments, which are an important part of the course. In several lab sessons, real-life problems from various natural sciences will be solved.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge and skills:
- knows the principles of algorithmic thinking and programming
- understands how computer programming may be used to solve problems, motived by the student's own subject specialisation
The student is able to
- implement simple computer programs
- make use of available program libraries
- extend and adapt code written by other programmers
- process structured data sets by means of a computer
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures/ 2 hours per week
Group sessions/ 4 hours per week
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
The following assessments are used in the course:
- Written (digital) final exam (4 hours).
- To pass the course, a sufficient number of compulsory assignments and the final exam need to be passed.