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DAT159 Selected topics in ICT

Course description for academic year 2024/2025

Contents and structure

The evolution in the field of software development, data processing, information and communication technology is rapid, and it is not possible at all times to have established courses that cover the most interesting trends. To remedy the situation we offer this subject. The subject is an elective, and will consist of 4 standalone modules, which can be replaced from year to year. Each module provides a brief introduction to an exciting topic not covered by our other courses.

Module1 autumn 2022 - TBD

Module2 autumn 2022 - TBD

Module3 autumn 2022 - TBD

Module4 autumn 2022 - TBD

Learning Outcome

The learning outcomes are general and apply to all modules.

After completing this subject the student should (within every module/topic) be able to:


  • Render definitions and describe the theoretical foundation
  • Discuss the correlations and mechanisms
  • Point to uses for the technology/techniques


  • Translate theory into practical demonstrable solutions
  • Implement/program parts of solutions
  • Evaluate and choose between a selection of solutions

General competence

  • Discuss ethical issues of the application of the technology/techniques

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

Recommended prerequisites: Basic knowledge of programming and mathematics as covered by the first two years of studies in the computing and information technology programs.

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical exercises.

Compulsory learning activities

To get access to the exam, four obligatory assignments (one for each module) must be completed and approved by set deadlines. Graded as pass/fail.

Approved exercises also give access to postponed examination the following semester. However, before a new exam can be taken (the next time the subject is taught), new exercises must be delivered.


Oral examination.

Grading scale is A-F where F is fail.

Examination support material


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