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DD101N Preparation Course in Programming and Computer Science 3.0 credits

Gives basic knowledge of computer practice and programming.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD101N (Spring 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Computer skills: a systematic walkthrough of files, catalogues, shortcuts (links), file and catalogue management.

Programming: variables, data types, control structures, functions, and lists

Intended learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to give the students

  • Basic knowledge of computer practice and programming.

so that they will be able to

  • participate in an introductory Computer Science course together with experienced computer users in an university engineering education.

Course disposition

The course is given at a distance.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For single course students:

  • Completed upper secondary education including Mathematic C or Mathematic 3b alt 3c.

From summer 2014 the eligibility criteria is reduced to:

general entry requirements

Recommended prerequisites

Computer usage (knowledge in usage of mouse, keyboard, web browsers)


Computer with a webbreader and internetaccess.


Ingår i det som du får tillgång till på kursens hemsida.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0.8 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 0.8 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB3 - Laboratory Work, 0.7 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB4 - Laboratory Work, 0.7 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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

Programming assignments (LAB1-4; 0.75 cr. each)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD101N

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Introductory courses in Computer Science, such as DN1212 Numerical Methods and Basic Programming, DD1310, DD1311 Programming Technique, and DD1340 Introduction to Computer Science, 2D1342, 2D1343 andDD100N


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Supplementary information

Please observe that this course cannot be counted in your degree.