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Course content

Assembly language programming, how computers are constructed. In addition, students without INF1400 - Digital technology will receive an introduction to circuit design while those without INF1060 - Introduction to operating systems and data communication will be taught the programming language C.

Learning outcome

After completing INF2270 you are able to:

  • develop simple circuits from logic formulae
  • use logic gates to build components of a simple computer
  • explain how the various parts of a modern computer function and cooperate
  • exploit the advantages of an advanced computer memory having virtual memory and cache
  • program in x86 machine language and assembly code
  • develop extremely fast programs using a high-level programming language like C combined with assembly code


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.


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).

Recommended previous knowledge

INF1060 – Introduction to operating systems and data communications (continued) or INF1400 – Digital technology (discontinued).

Overlapping courses

10 credits INF1070, 6 credits INF103/IN147 or 3 credits INF147A.


2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of tuition each week. Several mandatory problems must be completed during the course. Rules for mandatory assignments.


A 4 hour written digital exam. The mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam.

Examination support material

All printed and written exam resources are allowed, including a calculator.

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

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original 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 is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

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