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2018/2019  KAN-CBUSO1801U  Introduction to Programming and Application Design

English Title
Introduction to Programming and Application Design

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BUS Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Henrik Thorn - Department of Digitalisation
Main academic disciplines
  • Information technology
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 02-05-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Develop a simple software through object oriented (OO) design and (OO)programming.
  • Use tools (e.g., class libraries) and techniques for producing simple software application from a structured or unstructured specification (2).
  • Demonstrate the use of the concepts and fundamentals of object-oriented programming through simple programming problems (3).
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts and fundamentals of object-oriented programming(4).
  • Demonstrate the use an object-oriented programming language to construct simple applications(5).
  • Be able to communicate effectively about development methods, techniques and programming concepts to a wider audience.
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 4
Compulsory home assignments
To​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​examination,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​must​ ​have​ ​passed​ ​four​ ​individual​ ​mandatory assignments.

The​ ​first​ ​three​ ​assignments​ ​require​ ​that​ ​the​ ​student​ ​submit​ ​solutions​ ​to​ ​three​ ​basic programming​ ​issues.​ ​The​ ​dates​ ​for​ ​the​ ​submission​ ​will​ ​be​ ​set​ ​in​ ​advance.​ ​The​ ​solutions​ ​to the​ ​three​ ​issues​ ​must​ ​be​ ​approved​ ​(pass/fail).​ ​Those​ ​students,​ ​who​ ​submit​ ​and​ ​achieve​ ​'not approved'​ ​or​ ​cannot​ ​submit​ ​due​ ​to​ ​illness,​ ​will​ ​have​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​before​ ​a​ ​second​ ​set​ ​date before​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course.

The​ ​fourth​ ​mandatory​ ​assignment​ ​is​ ​a​ ​quiz​ ​which​ ​students​ ​have​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​within​ ​a​ ​time frame.​ ​The​ ​quiz​ ​must​ ​be​ ​passed​ ​(pass/fail).​ ​Students​ ​who​ ​take​ ​the​ ​quiz​ ​and​ ​achieve​ ​'not approved'​ ​or​ ​cannot​ ​participate​ ​due​ ​to​ ​illness,​ ​will​ ​have​ ​to​ ​take​ ​a​ ​second​ ​quiz​ ​at​ ​a​ ​second​ ​set date,​ ​before​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course.

Students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​not​ ​received​ ​'approved'​ ​for​ ​all​ ​four​ ​mandatory​ ​assignment​ ​cannot participate​ ​in​ ​the​ ​ordinary​ ​examination.

For​ ​re-exam,​ ​if​ ​one​ ​or​ ​more​ ​of​ ​the​ ​four​ ​individual​ ​mandatory​ ​assignments​ ​has​ ​not​ ​been approved,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​can​ ​answer​ ​a​ ​24​ ​hour​ ​home​ ​assignment,​ ​covering​ ​all​ ​four​ ​mandatory assignments,​ ​given​ ​by​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​within​ ​a​ ​fixed​ ​date​ ​before​ ​the​ ​re-examination.​ ​Students can​ ​only​ ​enter​ ​re-examination​ ​if​ ​the​ ​assignment​ ​obtains​ ​'approved'.
Introduction to Programming and Application Design:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-3
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
An additional appendix for e.g. code that needs to be run by the examiner can be part of the assignment. Up to 50 pages of code can be appended to the 10 page report. Please make sure that formatting is straight forward and clearly indicate sections or other important information.
Assignment type Written assignment
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer and Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The exam is based on a mandatory mini project which the students have to work on during the semester. This is in addition to the four manadatory assignment and helps prepare for this mini project. The mini project is made in pairs. All the groups members are responsible for the project and the content of the report. Regarding hand-in, see my.cbs.dk

Course content and structure

The purpose of the course is to provide an understanding and acquaintance of the activities that are performed from the idea phase to an IT-System emerges, and to the finished system is implemented.

The course provides a basic knowledge of the topics, which are relevant in relation to development of IT-systems with special emphasis on object-oriented programming principles. The course is based on an interdisciplinary approach to IT, which is supported by practice-oriented teaching. This means theoretical topics and technological terms are continuously compared to concrete and practical examples that the student works with. The following topics are covered:

  • Methods (Object-oriented design): The relationship between design and development of the simple software.
  • Introduction to object-oriented programming: Central topics and principles in object-oriented programming including data types, control structures, methods, classes, objects, polymorphism and inheritance, reading and writing data to file, and applying these to construct simple software.
  • Class libraries: The use of program libraries and their roles concerning re-use and abstraction.
  • Machine architecture: How program constructions in an applied programming language are executed.
Description of the teaching methods
The course consists of lectures and exercises. These are held as a mixture of theoretical teaching, hands on demo and practical exercises. Students will be expected to code snippets of programs to develop deeper understanding of programming logics. This will be encouraged both during lectures and during the exercise classes.

The presented theories and methods will be applied in practice. Therefore, smaller assignments are made during the semester, where examples of the students’ solutions are discussed in class.

The students work in the entire semester on a mini project. The sub-topics of the course are presented in a sequence so their relevance is demonstrated (from idea to product). The project departs in a company’s demands for a simple IT-system. Object-oriented design is presented and the course will demonstrate how a design model can translated to code using a programming language.

CBS Learn is used for sharing documents, slides, exercises and for online quiz. For further interactivity short quizzes will be practiced during the lectures.
Feedback during the teaching period
The teacher and any teaching assistants provide feedback during workshop hours as well as electronically using Learn.
Student workload
Lectures and exercises in 12 weeks 24 hours
Group work and exercises in 12 weeks 36 hours
Normal preparation for lectures, exercises and project work 122 hours
Exam and exam preparation 24 hours
Total 206 hours
Further Information

CM(ebusiness) T1 Business-technical course

Expected literature

The literature can be changed before the semester starts. Students are advised to find the literature on LEARN before they buy books or other materials.


Last updated on 02-05-2018