TDT4110 - 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 basic procedure-oriented programming in Python (2/3). ICT theory: Basics of computer structure and operation. Digital representation of information. Networking and communication. Procedure-oriented programming: Variables and data types. Input and output. Control structures: Sequence, selection, and repetition. Structuring and division of programs; functions and modules. Data structures: Lists, tables, text strings, quantities, tuples and records (dictionary). File management, persistent storage of information, and exceptions. Representation of numbers, simple processing and visualization of measurement data and iterative solution of simple equations. Python as a programming environment.

Learning outcome

Hold basic knowledge about information and communication technology (ICT): Computers, digital representation of information, algorithms, software, communication and networks.
Hold basic knowledge about the basic elements of procedure-oriented programming.
Hold basic knowledge about the process from a problem to a working program.
Be able to use the basic elements in practical, procedure-oriented programming.
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 with the right data structures 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 related to information security.

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
IT1102 7.5
TDT4105 7.5
TDT4115 7.5
IT1101 3.7
IT1103 3.7
SIF8008 7.5
MNFIT111 3.7 01.01.2008
MNFIT100 3.7 01.01.2008
MNFIT101 5.0 01.01.2008
MNFIT113 3.7 01.01.2008
TDT4109 7.5 01.09.2019
TDT4127 5.0 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: Ålesund , Gjøvik , 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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