IN1910 – Programming with Scientific Applications

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

At the MN Faculty teaching is in-person this spring, but there may still be cases of online or hybrid teaching.

Please see the semester page, Canvas or your regular channel of information for changes in teaching and form of examination.

Course content

The course is a continuation of the course IN1900, and provides an introduction to more advanced concepts in programming and software development. The central goal of the subject is to introduce new tools and concepts for scientific programming.

Learning outcome

After taking IN1910 you will:

  • Have knowledge of and experience with more advanced use of Python programming language, including heritage and object-oriented programming, as well as using Python in combination with other programming languages.
  • Have basic knowledge and experience with programming in C ++, including key concepts in object-orientation such as abstract classes and virtual methods.
  • Have knowledge of some key data structures such as arrays and linked lists, with associated algorhythms
  • Be able to generate random numbers and use these to run stochastic simulations.
  • Know easier forms of algorithm analysis and optimization, such as profiling and parallelization.
  • Be able to use version control and verification tools, including device testing and regression testing.

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.

Special admission requirements

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).

Formal prerequisite knowledge

One of the courses IN1000, IN1900, INF1000, INF1100, IN105. INF101

This course assumes knowledge of how to program using Python. Students whose only experience lies with other programming languages are recommended to read up on basic Python before the lectures starts. This could for example be done as self-study based on the first few chapter in the recommended curriculum.

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4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of exercises each week. The lectures will be a combination of ordinary lectures and supervised work with projects and exercises.


Portfolio assessment and an oral exam. The students will develop and submit a larger application system with corresponding documentation, and everyone will have an oral exam where they demonstrate that their program works and explains central parts of the program and the underlying mathematics.

Both the portfolio- and exam-part must be passed to pass the course.

Examination support material

All kinds of aid are permitted.

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.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) May 18, 2022 2:19:08 PM

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