TDT4109 - Information Technology, Introduction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

The course consists of two parts: ICT theory (1/3) and an introduction to procedure-oriented programming in Python (2/3).
ICT theory
Principles of computer operations.
Digital representation.
Data and software security.
Variables and data types.
Input and output.
Control structures: Sequence, conditional program flow and repetitions.
Structuring and modularization of programs; functions and modules.
Use of object-oriented libraries.
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.

Learning outcome

Hold basic knowledge about information and communication technology (ICT): Computers, digital representation, algorithms, software, networks, 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 IDLE 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.
Be able to do simple analysis of how ICT systems work, for example how secure a system is.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercise lectures, mandatory exercises, and a small mandatory project.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

In order to pass the exam, it is required that you pass each main part of the exam. In the event of a re-sit examination, the home examination may be changed to an oral examination.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Announced at the start of semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TDT4105 7.5 01.09.2019
TDT4110 7.5 01.09.2019
TDT4127 5.0 01.09.2019
IT1102 7.5 01.09.2019
TDT4115 7.5 01.09.2019
IT1101 3.7 01.09.2019
IT1103 3.7 01.09.2019
SIF8008 7.5 01.09.2019
MNFIT111 3.7 01.09.2019
MNFIT100 3.7 01.09.2019
MNFIT101 5.0 01.09.2019
MNFIT113 3.7 01.09.2019

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home exam 100/100 A





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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