Data Structures and Algorithms


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the module Real-time systems and programming languages or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about object-oriented programming using a modern computer language such as Python or C++
  • Have knowledge about abstract data types
  • Have knowledge about algorithm analysis, complexity classes and recursion
  • Have knowledge about data structures such as stacks, queues, lists, sets, maps, trees and graphs
  • Have knowledge about sorting algorithms such as insertion sort, merge sort and quick sort
  • Have knowledge about searching algorithms and heuristics


  • Be able to use, design and implement data structures within a computer program
  • Be able to analyse the complexity of algorithms in time and space using the big Oh notation
  • Be able to design and write computer programs using object-oriented techniques and data structures
  • Be able to design and implement divide and conquer algorithms using recursion


  • Independently demonstrate knowledge and capacity to apply algorithms and heuristics to design solutions for problems in different application domains
  • Independently design computer programs with efficient data structures and algorithms
  • Independently design and use classes and objects to implement computer programs for real time systems

Type of instruction

Lectures with exercises, possibly supplemented with e-learning as stated in § 17 in the BSc curriculum and §18 in the BE curriculum.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examData Structures and Algorithms
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

Facts about the module

Danish titleDatastrukturer og algoritmer
Module codeN-AIE-B3-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Build, Energy, Electronics and Mechanics in Esbjerg
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science