Before choosing courseHI1900 Computer Programming, Basic Course 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Background, introduction to programming languages
  • Problem analysis, structuring
  • Modular programming, debugging, testing
  • Data types, variables, compound data types
  • Memory managing
  • Sequence, selection, repetition
  • Operators, arithmetics
  • Functions
  • File handling

Intended learning outcomes *

The course provides an introduction to programming and a review of an imperative programming language. The course will give a solid ground for coming courses that contain programming.

In order to pass, the student should be able to write structured programs in a given language, with particular focus on the following:

  • formulate simple algorithms for given problems and realise these algorithms in program code
  • use an IDE to write, execute and debug a program
  • introduce and choose data types and variables, including compound, for data storage
  • explain the difference between variable value and address/reference, and differences in memory use when storing different data types
  • write functions for well delimited assignments
  • divide problems in parts, implement and test step-by-step, by selecting appropriate test data
  • divide a program in several modules/files to promote abstraction, reusing and maintenance
  • write executable programs from a simple program design (e. g. top-down design diagram, pseudo code or flow-chart)
  • use external files for data storage

For higher marks, the student shall be able to

  • analyse larger programming assignments and structure solutions on several levels, containing problem analysis, comprehensive design, well designed user interface, separation of a problem into parts, modules and functions, and implementation

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Knowledge corresponding to admission requirements for Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
Basic experience of computers.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

C programming: a modern approach, K. N. King, 1996 ISBN 0-393-9645-2

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Computer Exercises, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 written exam.
Passed lab assignments and practical exam.

The final grade is based on all parts of the examination.

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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Examiner

Håkan Strömberg

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

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Course web HI1900

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study *

Information Technology, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Håkan Strömberg, hakan.stromberg@sth.kth.se. För medicinsk teknik: Johnny Panrike, jsd@sth.kth.se