TDT4111 - 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 basic procedure-oriented programming in Python.

ICT theory: Basics of computer structure and operation. Digital representation of information. Basics, methods, applications and tools of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data. Computers in connection to society, ethical and legal aspects.

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. Basic understanding and use of external libraries and modules such as NumPy and Matplotlib. Python as a programming environment.

Learning outcome


  • Hold basic knowledge about information and communication technology (ICT): Computers, digital representation of information, algorithms, software, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data.
  • Hold basic knowledge about how computers affect society. Ethical and legal aspects of ICT.
  • 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 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 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.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercise lectures, mandatory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Students need to pass the exercises to be allowed to take the exam.

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

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TDT4109 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
TDT4110 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
TDT4105 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
TDT4127 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
INGA1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGG1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGT1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
IT1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IIRA2001 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
INFT1010 5.0 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

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: 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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