IN1030 – Systems, Requirements and Consequences

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus Spring 2020

Teaching and examinations will take place digitally. This may result in changes to your schedule, mandatory activities, exam form and grading scale. See updated information on the semester page and in Canvas.

See common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.

Course content

In this course you will learn about understanding in the development and use of digital systems. You learn about different systems, the needs of users, and the social significance of the systems, and you learn how systems are developed from a software engineering perspective.

Learning outcome

After finishing IN1030, you´ll:

  • have an understanding of the technology´s possibilities and limitations in interaction with people and the consequences and effects of technology for individuals, organizations and society
  • know about different types of systems and applications and you can apply methods and techniques to obtain, analyze and specify requirements for a system
  • know about core laws and regulations for the development of digital systems, including universal design, privacy and user involvement, and you can identify and address relevant ethical issues
  • be able to communicate the social significance of informatics to people who don´t study informatics and you can perform qualitative user surveys
  • have a basic understanding of the interaction between system development and different user and interest groups and you´ll understand how major system development projects differ from individual programming tasks
  • know about different phases and activities that are part of system development and you can evaluate the pros and cons of different methods and technologies for system development

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

IN1000 – Introduction to Object-oriented Programming/INF1000 – Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued)/INF1001 – Grunnkurs i objektorientert programmering (discontinued)/IN1900 – Introduction to Programming with Scientific Applications/INF1100 – Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued)/INF101/HUMIT1700/INF103/IN101.

This course should be taken in parallell with or after IN1010 – Object-oriented Programming/INF1010 – Object oriented programming (continued)

Overlapping courses


2 hours of lectures and 3 hours of continuous group teachings each week.

As part of the group teaching, compulsory presentations will be conducted with feedback from group teachers and fellow students.

Required submission of mandatory assignments must be passed to be allowed to take the exam. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.

There is a compulsory attendance at the first lecture.


Final 4 hours long written digital exam. Mandatory assignments must be approved to be allowed to take the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) May 30, 2020 10:17:10 PM

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