Introduction to Programming with Java

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2IS233

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Information Systems G1N, Software Engineering G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 8 April 2021
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c/Mathematics C, Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2, English 6

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • explain basic programming concepts,
  • describe basic concepts relevant to object-orientation and error handling.

Regarding competence and skills the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • design simple and structured object-oriented software,
  • communicate and justify proposed solutions for programming assignments,
  • document and explain their own and others code,
  • implement basic algorithms.

Regarding judgement and approach the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • evaluate solutions for programming assignments based on function and structure.


The course covers how structured object-oriented programs using the programming language Java. To achieve this, the course covers concepts such as variable, method, selection, iteration and basic algorithms. The course also provides an introduction to object- orientation, where classes, objects, inheritance and composition are central. Documentation, error handling and debugging are also covered. The theoretical concepts continuously applied in exercises and laboratory sessions.


The course is given in the form of lectures and exercise.


The course is examined through laboratory sessions and written exam.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.