This course is replaced by IN5210 – Information Systems.

INF5210 – Information infrastructure

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course covers the development and use of large networks aimed at supporting collaborations within and between organisations and different sectors of society. Examples include large in-house corporate networks, public information networks at sector and national level, open electronic market places, digital libraries etc. The course considers various dimensions of such networks, crucial problems linked to their realisation and use, and key topics in current research.

Learning outcome

The course aims to provide students with a good understanding of important factors for successfully developing and using information infrastructures, and to enable students to assess how specific plans on establishing such networks can be realised.


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

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses


3 hours lectures every week, seminars and group sessions. Mandatory assignments must be completed during the course. Rules for mandatory assignmnets.


Every student must write an essay. Some students might be chosen for an oral exam.

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.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)