This course is discontinued

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Course content

Representation of numbers, text, sound, pictures and video in a computer. Exchanging such data over Internet.

Learning outcome

After the course, the student should understand how numbers, text, sound, pictures and video are represented as bits and bytes in order to be stored and transferred. They should know methods for compression, encryption and decryption.


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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).

Overlapping courses

3 credits INF 103/IN 147/IN 147A, 2 credits IN 140.


The course will run through the whole autumn semester, with 2 hours lecturing and 4 hours group work each week Three mandatory deliverables must be accepted to have access to the final examination. The course includes several mandatory deliverables which must be approved in order to take the exam.


Grades will be given based on a final 4 hours written 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.

Resit an examination

This subject offers new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information about new examination, see /studier/admin/eksamen/sykdom-utsatt/mn/index.html and


Note that the first lecture is compulsory.

Course Auditor: Tor Lønnestad

Course evaluation

Feedback from our students is an essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programmes and courses. As a student at the University of Oslo you will therefore be asked to participate in various types of evaluation of our courses, facilities and services. All study programmes and courses are subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students enrolled in a particular programme or course to participate in a more comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of their programme or course. The next evaluation of this course will be carried out during the autumn term of 2005.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2009

Autumn 2008

Autumn 2007

Autumn 2006

Autumn 2005

Autumn 2004

Autumn 2003

The course will be taught until autumn 2009.


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