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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is give the student basic knowledge about digital systems and computer system components

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to

  • know logic algebra (Boolean algebra) and binary representation of information
  • carry out binary arithmetic operations
  • know different binary codes and to carry out code conversions
  • describe logic functions
  • know combinatorial circuits, common sequential circuits, and computer system components

Course contents

Binary representation of information, binary codes, logic algebra (Boolean algebra), binary arithmetic, logic elements, kombinatorial circuits, sequential circuits, computer system components, computer program execution, data types

Previous course names

Digital electronics 2010-2011

Additional information

Exercise reports and project report have deadlines

Recommended or required reading

Per Carlson, Staffan Johansson: Digitalteknik, teori och praktik, Liber Utbild ning, ISBN 91-634-0879-1). Available in the handbook collection in the library of Arcada.
Study material on web page of the course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 25 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 18 hours
  • Practical exercises - 8 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 26 hours
  • Individual studies - 26 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
written examination test
project presentation and report
exercise reports
The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows:
written examination test: 2/3
project presentation and report: 1/3
all exercise reports must be approved


  • Lindqvist Claus
  • Pulkkis Göran


Pulkkis Göran

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2012-10-31 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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