Official course description, subject to change:
Basic info last published 18/03-20

Introduction to Programming

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
BBINPRO1KU
Participants max:
95
Offered to guest students:
no
Offered to exchange students:
Offered as a single subject:
no
Programme
Level:
Bachelor
Programme:
BSc in Global Business Informatics
Staff
Course manager
Assistant Professor
Course semester
Semester
Efterår 2020
Start
24 August 2020
End
22 January 2021
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract
Students learn about the concept of computational thinking and get a hands-on introduction to programming using the Python programming language.
Description

The course provides students with a basic understanding of computational thinking and programming both for their own future use and for their ability to collaborate with experienced programmers and software developers.

The students will learn about the concept of computational thinking and get a hands-on introduction to programming using the Python programming language.

Programming and computational thinking are basic primitives in today’s IT world. This course provides a basic and hands-on introduction into these topics. The programming language is going to be Python. After taking the course, students have a solid technical foundation with regard to programming.

Contents of the course:

  • Sequential execution, expression, selection, iteration, state, variable, assignment 
  • String manipulation and text files
  • Testing and debugging
  • Searching, sorting 
  • Worst-case running time 
  • Types
  • Objects, classes

Formal prerequisites

The student is able to use a modern electronic computer for text processing, email, and web browsing. The student is able to download and install new software.

Please note:
This course is not available to students who have already passed the course IT Foundations. Students needing to retake IT Foundations must take this course instead.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • analyse a given, simple computational task such as manipulation of a text-based database or external hardware device to the extent of designing a programmatic solution and implementing it in a modern, text-base, domain-neutral programming language
  • test the correctness of a piece of code
  • write program documentation
  • reason about the computational complexity of an algorithm
  • express functionality in terms of abstract data type or application programming interface
  • use text-based tools of program development, including an editor and command-line tools.
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
A: Written exam on premises, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
A22: Written exam on premises with restrictions.