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Introduction to Programming 7.5 credits

Introduktion till programmering
First cycle, Z0010E
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Computer Science
Subject (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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 3c (specific entry A8). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Matematics D (specific entry 8)

More information about English language requirements


Course Aim
The student should:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proven experience in design and construction of imperative programs and capacity to plan and carry out advanced tasks in the form of implementation of imperative programs designed to solve specific technical problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to model problems and to identify and formulate solutions in a modern imperative language.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and evaluate technical solutions in the form of existing programs in imperative languages ​​ , as well as predict and evaluate sequences of events in these.

Introduction to program development and development environments. Variables and program states, choice, iteration, recursion. Arithmetic and logic expressions, strings and text processing. Generalisation, parametrisation and function abstraction. Dynamic data structures, the file concept, standard libraries and error handling. References vs. values, the alias problem. Introduction to objects. Problem solving, program structure and documentation.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Instruction consists of lectures, seminars and laboratory work. Lab assignments will be associated with a deadline.

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.
Written exam and both oral and written presentation of laboratory assignments.
Passing the lab assigments part of the course requires a passed grade on all individual assignments.

Fredrik Bengtsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2022 Sp 3
Alternative 1 - buy:
Titel: Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
Author: Allen B. Downey
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
ISBN 9781491939369

Alternative 2 - download:
Titel: Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
Author: Allen B. Downey
Publisher: Green Tea Press
Link for download:

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Laboratory workU G#3.00MandatoryS22
0002Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryS22

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 Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 28 Apr 2021

Last revised