TDT4109 - Information Technology, Introduction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course consists of two parts: ICT theory and an introduction to procedure-oriented programming in Python.

ICT theory Principles of computer operations:

  • Fundamentals of computer hardware
  • Digital representation.
  • Git.
  • Data and software security.


  • Variables and data types.
  • Input and output.
  • Control structures: Sequence, conditional program flow and repetitions.
  • Algorithms. Structuring and modularization of programs; functions and modules.
  • Use of libraries and frameworks.
  • Data structures: Lists, tables, text strings, sets, tuples and dictionaries.
  • Persistent storage of data, file input and output, and exceptions.
  • Recursion, sorting and searching.
  • Formulation of algorithms as pseudo code or in flow diagrams.
  • Python as a programming environment.
  • Basic strategies for testing and debugging.

Learning outcome


  • Hold basic knowledge about information and communication technology (ICT): Computers, digital representation, algorithms, software, and security.
  • Hold basic knowledge about the basic elements of procedure-oriented programming.
  • Hold basic knowledge about the process from a problem to a working program.
  • Familiarity with object oriented programming.


  • Be able to use the basic elements in practical, procedure-oriented programming.
  • Be able to use object-oriented libraries and their method-calls.
  • Be able to use relevant programming tools, like Thonny or other syntax-driven editors with semantic error-tagging and step-wise execution with inspection of variables.
  • For small-scale problems, be able to use the process from analysis, via algorithm design formulated as pseudo code or in flow-charts, before programming in Python, and testing whether the solution works.
  • Be able to carry out small programming projects with a few hundred lines of code.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercise lectures and mandatory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

In the event of a re-sit examination, the examination may be changed to an oral examination.

Course materials

Announced at the start of semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TDT4105 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TDT4110 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TDT4127 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
TDT4111 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
IT1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGT1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGA1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGG1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
INFT1010 7.5 AUTUMN 2024

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)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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