Course syllabus

Programmeringsteknik - fördjupningskurs
Programming - Second Course

TFRD49, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: Single courses at LTH spring 2021
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2020-03-30

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Constructing program components which are easy to change, reusable and resource-aware requires good knowledge of advanced language constructs and programming techniques as well as data abstraction, data structures and algorithms. The aim of the course is to give students increased knowledge of object oriented programming techniques and a selection of fundamental algorithms and data structures and to give them the ability to understand and use APIs for classical data structures and algorithms in modern object oriented program libraries.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Object oriented concepts and language constructs such as interface, inner classes, exceptions and generics. Important general interfaces such as Iterator, ListIterator, Comparable and Comparator. Overview of graphical interfaces. Recursion as a technique to construct and implement algorithms. Common abstract data types: Set, Queue, Stack, List and Dictionary and their corresponding classes in the Java API. Data structures which can be used to implement common abstract data types as arrays, linked lists, trees and hash tables. Simple algorithms for efficient sorting. Introduction to techniques for analysing the time complexity of algorithms.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination. The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written examination. Compulsory course items: Laboratory exercises and assígnments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Name: Compulsory Course Items.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a final grade the laboratory exercises and the assignments must be completed.
Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written examination. Contents: Written examination.


Admission requirements:

The course overlaps following course/s: EDAA30, EDA690, EDA510, EDA035, EDA027, EDA026, EDA025, EDA020, EDAA01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anna Axelsson,