Skip to main content

DD1010 Introduction to programming and computer knowledge 4.0 credits

Take the first step into the exciting world of programming and computer science. The "Introduction to Programming and computer knowledge" course is the perfect foundation for those who want to understand the basics of programming and build a solid knowledge base.

Give yourself the necessary skills to meet the technological challenges ahead. Start your journey with a basic programming and computer science course today!

Choose semester and course offering

Choose semester and course offering to see current information and more about the course, such as course syllabus, study period, and application information.


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 single courses students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1010 (Spring 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Choice and loops, manipulation of variable values, simple computing instructions, and extraction of data from lists.
The structure of computer pictures, connection between software and hardware, indication of numbers of bits and bytes with prefix (k, M, G, T), the hardware components processor, memory, router and network.
The structure of the Internet. The relation between analogue and digital and transfer between them. Basic computer security (passwords, phishing, malware).

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain how simple scripts in a scripting language work
  • explain the function of the main hardware components of a computer

in order to receive a good insight in what programming is and basic knowledge about computers and digitisation.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

No information inserted

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted


Computer with modern browser. Large parts can be done perfectly on a smartphone.


Included in the online material.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • DAT1 - Computer test, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted


Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted


Olle Bälter (