HI1024 Computer Programming, Basic Course 8.0 credits

Programmering, grundkurs

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 TIDAA for programme students

Autumn 18 TIDAA for programme students

Autumn 18 TIELA for programme students

Autumn 18 timel for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The course will be an introduction to programming in an imperative programming language. The course will give a solid ground in programming for coming courses in the program.

To obtain a pass, the student shall know how to write structured programs, where these things are specially important:

  • create easy algorithms for given problems and translate them to program code.
  • use an IDE to write, execute and debug programs.
  • choose and use simple and more complex data types and variables.
  • explain the difference between parameters passed by value and reference parameters. Know how different data types are stored in memory.
  • write functions for well defined problems.
  • break up a problem in sub problems, implement and test, step by step, choosing suitable test data.
  • divide a program in more source files to support abstraction, reuse and maintenance.
  • write programs with help of : top down design, pseudo-code and flowchart
  • use external files for data storage
  • analysis of more complex programming tasks. Structuring the solution in more levels including: problem analysis, overall design, well formed graphical user interface, divide the problem in sub problems, modules and functions and implementation.

Course main content

  • Introduction to programming languages
  • Problem analysis and structured programming
  • Module programmering, debugging and testing
  • Variables, basic and structured data types
  • Sequence, selection and repetition
  • Operators and arithmetics
  • Functions
  • Data files


Basic computer skills. General entrance requirements. - successful completion of upper secondary education, knowledge of Swedish and English


K N King, C Programming A Modern Approach, 2 ed, WW Norton & Co, ISBN: 9780393979503


Jan Skansholm, C från början, Studentlitteratur AB, ISBN: 9789144114583

För TIDAA och TIELA rekommenderas att man använder K N King.


  • LAB1 - Computer Exercises, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems


Nicklas Brandefelt (nicklas.brandefelt@sth.kth.se)


Nicklas Brandefelt <bfelt@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2018.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.