Computational Thinking


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

As an integrated part of the project work, the student must follow the Problem-Based Learning and project management workshop (1 ECTS)  

A course on Computational Thinking is integrated into the project.

Learning objectives


  • Learn to solve problems through a subset of computational thinking concepts (algorithm design, automation, and abstraction)  

  • Understand agent-based techniques to computational thinking (formalization and simulation). 

  • Basic introduction to concepts of computational thinking (decomposition, pattern recognition, and data representation) 


  • Ability to read, understand, evaluate and potentially modify existing computational structures and data representations

  • Ability to formulate and decompose a problem into a series of ordered steps (algorithmic thinking) 

  • Ability to read, understand, evaluate and potentially modify computational models/agent-based models 

  • Ability to use abstractions and pattern recognition to represent a problem in new and different ways 


  • Exercise computational-thinking-based problem-orientation by formulating problems in students’ bachelor domains with focus on problems, which can be addressed through computational thinking 

  • Design computational models to address identified problems using computational thinking techniques  

Type of instruction

Project work, including: 

  • Formulation, analysis and contribution to the resolution of a relevant problem within the theme of the project module 

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 300 hours



Name of examComputational Thinking
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal 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 titleComputational Thinking
Module codeDSNIDAK121
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Information Technology (Digitalisation and Application Development)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design