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Object oriented programming 7.5 credits

Objektorienterad programmering
First cycle, D0037D
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Computer Science
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Basic knowledge in imperative programming, e.g. D0009E Introduction to programming. Good knowledge in English equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After course completion, the student should be able to demonstrate:
  1. basic knowledge about a) the scientific foundation of   Object-oriented Programming and Design and b) the proven experience programmers in   this field of Computer Science;
  2. an ability to create, analyse and critically evaluate various technical solutions in terms of the design and implementation of large computer programs by using a modern object-oriented programming language;
  3. an ability to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake advanced programming tasks within predetermined parameters;
  4. an ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions both verbally and in textual form  


Classes and objects, encapsulation of methods and data structures. Inheritance as a mechanism for the reuse of code. Shadowing. Inheritance hierarchies, types, static and dynamic types, sub types, polymorphism. Abstract data types. Design and computation patterns. Program design and documentation. Integrated development environments.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures and laboratory work. In the practical lab work we use an object oriented programming language (usually C++).

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Examination consists of a final written exam and mandatory programming assignments.
The course objectives are examined as follows:
  1. Final written exam. Individual lab assignments;
  2. Individual lab assignments;
  3. Individual lab assignments;
  4. Final written exam. Individual lab assignments;

Transition terms

Solomon Oyelere

Transition terms
The course D0037D is equal to D0011D

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1
C++ Primer, 5 ed. Stanley Lippman, 9780321714114

Reference litterature:
C++ from the Beginning, 2 ed, Jan Skansholm
Problem Solving with C++ 10th Edition, Walter Savitch and Kenrick Mock

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Laboratory workU G#4.00MandatoryA11
0005Written examG U 3 4 53.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 08 Dec 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 17 Feb 2021