Official course description, subject to change:
Preliminary info last published 27/06-19

Introduction to Programming

Course info
ECTS points:
Course code:
Offered to guest students:
Offered as a single subject:
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Bachelor of Science in Global Business Informatics
Course semester
Efterår 2020
24 August 2020
31 January 2021
Exam type
intern censur
Grade Scale
Exam Language

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


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-trinsskala)
Exam variation:
A22: Written exam on premises with restrictions. Restrictions may concern which software and which books you may use.
Exam description:

4 hours individual programming exam on premises at computers not connected to the internet. 

Books and notes are allowed at the exam. Calculators too, but they will be of no specific use.