IDATT1003 - Programming 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic principles of object-oriented design and object-oriented programming (OOP) - definitions and concepts in OOP (classes, objects, encapsulation)
  • Modelling - Datatypes, logical conditions, loops, logical and arithmetic operations, read and write operations
  • Arrays, lists and collections
  • Interaction between objects
  • Lambda expressions, streams and functional programming used with collections
  • Basic exception handling
  • Debugging and unit-testing
  • Introduction to Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Learning outcome



  • can demonstrate knowledge in OOP.
  • can explain what a software program is.
  • has knowledge of principles such as encapsulation, modularization and interaction of objects within object-oriented programming.
  • can explain the concepts of modular architecture and its importance in software program design.
  • can explain good design practices such as coupling and cohesion.
  • has knowledge of typical life cycles of software design at a high level (design, development and testing).
  • can model a class diagram for a given problem and can create basic UML diagrams (e.g., activity diagram, class diagram, sequence diagram, package diagrams).



  • can set up a programming environment to develop, test and run object-oriented programs
  • can use professional tools for software development, including AI-based tools, in a critical and reflective manner
  • can create structured and well-documented code based on principles of good design practices
  • can make use of classes, controls and interaction between objects
  • can reuse classes from existing libraries and find relevant classes in API documents
  • can apply basic object-oriented programming paradigms to analyse and solve simple problems.
  • can apply functional programming
  • can test and analyse software programs through unit-testing
  • can write robust code including throwing and catching exceptions (simple exception handling)
  • can use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and debugger along with other tools to assure the quality of code
  • can apply the concepts of version control and actively use it (theory taught in IDATT1004)

General competence


  • can explain and make use of knowledge for solving problems in simple application scenarios and across different topics.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching activities every week:

  • Lectures using student-active learning methods such as teacher-led programming tasks and co-coding (live coding) to solve programming tasks.
  • Guided lab sessions will be conducted with teaching assistants with individual mentoring and assignment solving.

Mandatory assignments: Mandatory assignments will be provided and 90 % of the assignments must be approved to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

A portfolio assessment provides the basis for a final grade in the course. The folder includes a project and a reflection report. Feedback is given during the semester on the contents of the portfolio.

In the event of voluntary repetition, failure or valid absence, the entire folder must be retaken for the subsequent completion of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Computer Science - Engineering (BIDATA)

Required previous knowledge

Candidate must be admitted to Bachelor in computer science at NTNU

Course materials

Will be provided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDATA1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATG1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATT1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATA1003 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATG1003 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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