Selected Topics in 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.

In step with the growth and spread of computer technologies, programming technologies are constantly evolving. To develop and maintain modern software, students must be able to use the latest programming techniques as well as understand how these techniques relate to the classical principles of programming

Learning objectives


The student must acquire knowledge of advanced programming technologies and techniques, including elements of the programming languages ‚Äč‚Äčthat support these techniques. The course will focus both on new trends in programming, and on classic advanced topics. Possible topics include:

  • advanced libraries
  • library design
  • syntactic abstraction and language extensions
  • declarative programming
  • generic programming
  • concurrent, parallel and distributed programming
  • reactive programming
  • typed and typeless programming
  • scripting
  • module concepts
  • various hardware platforms
  • resource consumption
  • optimizations
  • performance studies


  • be able to select the right programming tools for a given task
  • be able to write accurate, efficient and maintainable programs
  • be able to assess resource consumption, and make optimizations and performance studies


  • be able to solve advanced 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 examSelected Topics in 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 titleUdvalgte emner inden for programmering
Module codeDSNSWFK212
Module typeCourse
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 Engineering (Software)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design