IN1000 – Introduction to Object-oriented Programming

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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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


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.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Spring 2020 there will be a limitation of 150 students. Bachelorstudents in informatics starting 2019 with no valid exam will have priority.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).


2 hours of lectures, 2 hours of seminar groups and 2 hours of lab-groups. Submission of compulsory assignments is required. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments. Compulsory attendance at first lecture.


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

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.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Spring 2020, no postponed or resist of examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

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 og IN-KJM1900 – Introduksjon i programmering for kjemikere. The list is not exhaustive.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

and Spring 2020


Every autumn

and Spring 2020

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