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DD1316 Programming Techniques and C 6.0 credits

A basic course in programming techniques and the programming language C.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1316 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Programming in a basic and important programming language such as C and a modern programming language such as Python. Data structures and classes. Problem-solving through division into sub-problems.

Program structuring. Several smaller programming assignments as well as one larger, individual programming assignment with strong emphasis on structuring and specification of included modules.

C-programming, types, compilation and make files.

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student should be able to:
• design programs without code repetitions
• divide a larger problem in manageable parts
• divide a program
• apply control structures
• design and present user friendly output
• create flexible applications
• choose appropriate names of identifiers
• design interactive programs
• use and design composite data types (classes)
• transfer data between file and program,
• review others' programs, in order to be able to
• use programming to solve problems,
• apply the problem solving methodology also within other fields than programming,
• discuss software development with experts
• assess commercial programs
• independently be able to solve problems by designing programs of up to 500 lines in a modern programming language.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Some computer experience(the concepts ofoperating systemsand file and experienceof anyapplicationsuch asword processing).A basic coursein mathematics, for exampleSF1612/SF1623(maybe taken concurrently).


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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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Laboratory Assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB3 - Laboratory Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB4 - Laboratory Assignments, 1.0 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.

In agreement with KTH´s coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possess of a valid medical certificate. The examiner may permit other examination forms at the re-examination of few students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

An approved grade can be raised via renewed examination within a year from the start of the course offering. The end of this period normally coincides with the start of next year's corresponding course offering.


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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 DD1316

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Transitional regulations

Examination can be completed until the academic year 2023/2024 within the framework of the course DD1310. The course components LAB1, LAB2 and LAB3 in DD1316 are replaced by the course components LAB1, LAB2 and LAB3 in DD1310, respectively. LAB4 is reported separately.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: