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Before choosing course

Basic course in computer science which starts with an introduction to how to use computers.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus DD1339 (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Operating systems and especially Unix, CSC's computer system, the hardware of a computer, text editing, basic HTML and LaTeX.

Programming: Theory and practise in all aspects of elementary programming and program development. Java and Go will be the language of instruction.

Elementary Data Structures: Lists, stacks, queues, heaps, sets, hash tables, trees and graphs.

Elementary Algorithms: Including but not limited to searching, sorting, graph and tree algorithms. Introduction to algorithm analysis.

Intended learning outcomes

After finishing the course the participants should be able to

  • use common computing tools and, in particular, the computer environment at D,
  • design and implement simple sequential and parallel programs,
  • use programming to solve problems,
  • analyze, choose, select and implement basic algorithms and data structures,
  • take part in professional program development and know about the programmers roles and tasks

in order to

  • efficiently use computers in their continuing education and working life,
  • find and use the correct techniques for a given problem,
  • take continuation courses in computer science and numerical analysis.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

The course SF1604 (can be read at same time).


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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


  • HEM1 - Assignment, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • HEM2 - Assignment, 5,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • HEM3 - Assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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:

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 DD1339

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

All second courses in computer science.


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