IN1030 – Systems, Requirements and Consequences

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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


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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.

Language of examination

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

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

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

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: INF1055 – Systemer, krav og konsekvenser (continued).

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Spring 2018

This course is first taught in spring 2018


Every spring

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