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DD1380 Java Programming for Python Programmers 1.5 credits

This course is indended for students who have taken a course in programming technique in Python and needs to learn the programming language Java, for example to be able to take one of the advanced courses DD1385 or DD1389.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1380 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic object orientation.

Syntax of and programming in Java.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • follow the rules in the programming language Java's syntax
  • give an account of basic object-oriented concepts in Java
  • design small Java programs

in order to:

  • be able to take advanced courses in computer science that require knowledge in Java.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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

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

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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

P, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory assignments, 1.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed laboratory computer assignments.

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 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

DD1385 and DD1389.


Christian Smith (

Supplementary information

This course replaces DD2310. It cannot be combined with DD1332, DD1337, DD1339, DD1346 or DD2310.

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

The course is given in 4 course offerings per academic year; the course offerings in period 2 and 4 are given at a lower level of service and the course occasions in period 1 and 3 at a higher level of service. Higher level of service implies that an initial lecture is held and that the students may receive fast answers to questions per e-mail. Lower level of service implies pure self-study and that the answers to questions by e-mail can wait up to 2 weeks.