Introduction to Programming


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

Students who complete this module achieve a basic skill in programming.

The student gets a basic introduction to the concepts behind client-server based networks and underlying protocols. In addition, the student gets introduction to client- and server-side development. This gives the student an understanding of basic concepts and mechanisms in a programming language, so that these can be used to implement smaller applications.

Learning objectives


  • understand the build-up of client-server networks
  • understand methods of program design and ability to distinguish between good and bad programming practices
  • understand the basic principles of a programming language, including understanding control structures, data types, data structures, and functions;


  • apply acquired knowledge in the design of a simple application
  • implementing, interpreting, and analyzing code
  • use programming skills to process and process input from keyboard and mouse
  • use programming skills to design and implement basic functions
  • discuss and assess the quality of a given code


  • evaluate existing code, evaluate its design, and propose changes
  • use specified web programming languages to solve specific programming tasks

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.



Name of examIntroduction to Programming
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrundlæggende programmering
Module codeDSNBAITFB104
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Interaction Design
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design