DD1311 Programming Techniques with PBL 6.0 credits

Programmeringsteknik med PBL

A basic course in programming techniques teached with problem based learning.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Fundamental computer concepts. Programming in a modern programming language (Python). Data structures. Simple graphics. Problem solving by dividing the problem into sub-problems. Program structuring. Several small programming exercises and one larger, individual programming exercise with emphasis on structuring and specification of the modules being used.

Intended learning outcomes *

The goal of the course is to give the students

  • computer practice, ability to write well structured programs, and knowledge of fundamental computer concepts,
  • practice in solving construction problems and in working in small groups as well as individually

so that they will

  • consider computers and programming to be natural tools in the engineering work
  • see the similarities between program construction and other types of construction work, and
  • be able to do some programming.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Some computer experience (the concepts of operating system and file and experience from one computer application, e.g. word processing).

Either SF1658 and SF1624 or SF1623 and SF1613. But these courses can be done in parallel with Programming Techniques with PBL.


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Course literature will be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB3 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Other requirements for final grade *

Programming assignments (LAB1, LAB2, LAB3)

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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Linda Kann

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 DD1311

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study *

Information Technology, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

Recommended: DD1320 Applied Computer Science and DD2310 Java Programming for Python Programmers.


Linda Kann, tel: 790 6292, e-post: linda@nada.kth.se

Supplementary information

Only one of the following courses can be counted in your degree:
DD100N, DD1310, DD1311, DD1312, DD1314, DD1315, DD1340, DD1341, DD1342, DD1343, DD1345, DN1212, HI1024, HI1026, ID1004, ID1301.