The course is included in these curricula and study modules

It 2005 - 2006 - System and application programs


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the students an introduction to information technology with a focus on personal computers, application programs used in PC's and data networks.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- use computers in school and understand how the IT infrastructure is organized
- use word processors, spreadsheets, databases and data communication tools
- explain principles of software development
- describe at a general level computer harware, operating systems and harware/software interaction
- have a general understanding of computer networks
- present principles of data security

Course contents

The architecture of PC computers
PC hardware and peripherals
Data representation
Software (algorithms, programming languages and software engineering)
Operating systems
Common PC applicaion tools
comuter networks

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

J. Glenn Brookshear: computer science; an overview

Study activities

  • Lectures - 38 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 23 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 3 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 6 hours
  • Project work and productions - 23 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours
  • - 5 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 63 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 70 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions
  • Essays


Karlsson Hanne

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2007-08-31

The timetable of the course

Se hemsidan.

Assessment methods

  • 2006-10-30 - Exams
  • 2006-10-10 - Reports and productions
  • 2006-10-31 - Essays

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