Programming Paradigms


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge of Imperative Programming and Object Oriented Programming

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The student will acquire knowledge of programming paradigms that are alternative and complementary to the imperative paradigm and the object oriented paradigm. Furthermore, students should acquire knowledge on advanced topics in design, implementation and use of programming languages ​​and environments, including

  • function-oriented programming
  • programming language with dynamic types
  • programming techniques in the field of one or more of the four main paradigms: the function-oriented, the imperative, the object-oriented and the logic programming paradigms


  • be able to classify and explain the structures in programming languages ​​in relation to the paradigms
  • be able to relate language constructions ​​that support different paradigms
  • be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each paradigm in relation to specific tasks


  • be able to use paradigmatic constructions in smaller programmes.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized according to the general teaching methods for the education, cf. chapter 3

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 150 hours



Name of examProgramming Paradigms
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleProgrammeringsparadigmer
Module codeDSNDATFK105
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design