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DD1362 Programming Paradigms 6.0 credits

This course gives an introduction to functional programming, web programming and syntactical analysis.

Course offerings are missing for current or upcoming semesters.
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1362 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Functional programming: the function concept, higher order functions, currying, evaluation strategies, streams, pattern matching, overloading, polymorphism, interpretation, lazy evaluation, types and classes.

Formal languages and syntax analysis: automata, regular expressions, grammars, lexical analysis, recursive descent, classes of languages

Internet programming.

Language translation: interpretation, compilation and linking.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • apply and explain general concepts in programming, in particular flow of control, recursion, interpretation, paradigms and models of computation
  • apply and explain basic concepts in functional programming particularly clean functions, referential transparency, higher order functions, immutability, data types
  • apply and explain basic concepts in formal languages and syntax analysis, in particular automata, regular expression, grammars, lexical analysis and recursive descent
  • write own client-server programs as well as use protocols and be able to explain how they are interpreted and written

in order to

  • obtain a broader perspective on programming
  • be able to assess which paradigm and which programming language that is appropriate to solve a certain assignment
  • be able to use adequate programming style in a chosen programming paradigm
  • be able to participate in discussions about programming paradigms, history of programming languages, language definition, properties of type systems, principles of language design, language translation, programming principles and programming concepts actively

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge and skills in programming, 6 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course DD1337/DD1310/DD1311/DD1312/DD1314/DD1315/DD1316/DD1318/DD1321/DD1331/DD100N/ID1018.

Knowledge in basic computer science, 6 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course DD1338/DD1320/DD1321/DD1325/DD1327/DD2325/ID1020/ID1021.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course.

Registering for a course is counted as active participation.

The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic computer science knowledge equivalent to DD1320, DD1321, DD1325, DD1327, DD1338, DD2325 or ID1020.

Object oriented programming knowledge equivalent to DD1310, DD1312, DD1315, DD1318, DD1331 or DD1337.

Largest yield of DD1362 will a student who have taken DD1396 Parallel programming and DD1351 Logic for computer scientists receive.


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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 work, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • MAS1 - Mastery tests, 2.5 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

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Grade raising is not allowed.


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


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

DD2481 Principles of programming languages, DD2372 Automata and languages, DD2457 Program semantics and analysis.


Marcus Dicander

Transitional regulations

The written examination TEN1 is replaced by written and oral mastery tests MAS1.

Examination can be carried out during the academic years 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 within the framework of courses DD1360. The course module MAS1 in DD1362 is replaced by the course module MAS1 in DD1360. The laboratory work in LAB1 can be reported during the regular course offering of DD1360 and in the lab week in June.