Programming Theory, 10 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus
Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 14 January 2024
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-11218 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 28 July 2023 – 4 September 2023
Entry requirements: 120 credits with 30 credits in mathematics and 30 credits in computer science, including basic programming, data structures, and elementary logic. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167
Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167
About the course
The course introduces the basic principles of program analysis, verification, and the connection between mathematics and programming. The topics include propositional logic, predicate logic, equational reasoning, formal methods, formal specification languages, program verification, weakest preconditions, invariants, partial correctness, termination, total correctness, and program synthesis. The course also includes a lab package based on the Spec# which is a formal language which extends C\# with constructs such as preconditions, postconditions, and object invariants.
The lab exercises offer the students the opportunity to apply the theoretical contents of the course and use the tool to carry out verification of several examples ranging from relatively simple to quite involved programs.
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