IN1030 – Systems, Requirements and Consequences

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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

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 – Introduksjon til objektorientert programmering/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.

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.


Final 4 hours long written digital exam. Mandatory assignments must be approved to be allowed to 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: INF1055 – Systemer, krav og konsekvenser (continued)

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) Dec. 2, 2021 9:23:45 PM

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