IN1000 – Introduction to Object-oriented Programming

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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The grading for AUTUMN 2021 is Pass/Fail.

Exams after the reopening

As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.

Course content

This course is an introduction to and gives a good base for further studies within computational science, but it´s also suited for those who just wish to understand what programming is. The course doesn´t presuppose any knowledge of programming. It´ll be given a beginners introduction to Python and how to develop algorithms, included the use of lists, files and communication with user. Particular emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming.

Learning outcome

After taking IN1000, you´ll:

  • understand the principles of object-oriented programming and can use these to write simpler object-oriented programs
  • know how to program in the Python programming language and can use this to solve minor problems using choices, loops, functions, lists, classes and objects
  • know how to write clear and readable programs
  • be able to put yourself in someone else´s programs, find any errors in them and modify them

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

The trial periode for a spring-based version of the course has been extended to last until the spring of 2022, and the course is therefore also offered Spring 2022.

Overlapping courses


2 hours of lectures, 2 hours of seminar groups and 2 hours of lab-groups.

  • Compulsory attendance at first lecture.
  • Submission of compulsory assignments is required. 

Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.


4 hours written digital exam. All mandatory assignments must be approved before you can take the exam.


It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF1000 – Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued), INF1001 – Grunnkurs i objektorientert programmering (discontinued), INF1100 – Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued), IN1900 – Introduction to Programming with Scientific Applications, IN-KJM1900 – Introduksjon i programmering for kjemikere. The list is not exhaustive.

Examination support material

All written and printed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination for the Autumn semester. Read more:

For the Spring semester it does NOT offer any new or postponed examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Dec. 4, 2021 7:18:34 AM

Facts about this course


The trial periode for a spring-based version of the course has been extended to last until the spring of 2022, and the course is therefore also offered Spring 2022.

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