Introduction to engineering – computer science
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT1002 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes


  • The candidate has a basic understanding of the profession of engineering and the role of the computer engineer in the society.
  • The candidate can explain the historical evluation of technology in general and of computer science in particular.
  • The candidate is familiar with scientific methods and has basic knowledge of project management and reporting.
  • The candidate has an overall knowledge of  the technical foundatins of computers, network and security.
  • The candidate knows basic methods for innovation.


  • The candidate can identify and recognise engineering problems, and solve them with reference to scientific literature.
  • The candidate can utilize software for computing, data analysis and scientific reporting.
  • The candidate is familiar with basic processes for innovation in projects.

General competence

  • The candidate is aware of environmental and ethical consequences of technological products and solutions.
  • The candidate is familiar with sharing knowledge and experience with others, both written and orally, in Norwegian and Englsh, and can cooperate as a part of a team.
  • The candidate is able to organise, plan and manage his studies, both individually and in collaboration with others.


  • Project management
  • Academic writing and tools
  • Information retrieval
  • Technical computing and data analysis
  • History of technology
  • History of computer science
  • Foundations of computer architechture, data communication and network security
  • Sustainability
  • Privacy and copy right
  • Innovation
  • Study skills

Teaching Methods

Group works
Laboratory work
Mandatory assignments
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam - counts 60%
  • Project report (by group) - counts 40%
  • Both parts must be passed

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

External and internal examiner for the written exam. Internal examiner for the project report.

Re-sit examination

Orinary re-sit for the written exam in august. Re-sit of project by appointment with the course responsible.

Tillatte hjelpemidler

Code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
Read more about permitted examination aids.

Coursework Requirements

  • Completed course in study skills (UNSTUKK)
  • Completed course in creativity and innovation (3IKK)
  • Individual technical report
  • Oral presentation of the project report as a group

Teaching Materials

Ronny Kjelsberg. Teknologi- og vitenskapshistorie (under utgivelse).

Gisle Hannemyr, Gunnar Liestøl, Marika Lüders og Terje Rasmussen, Digitale Medier – Teknologi, anvendelser, samfunn. Universitetsforlaget (2015). ISBN 9788215025025.

Replacement course for


Additional information

7 credits reduction towards TØL1001 and TØL1002.