Studyinfo subject MEK1200 2019 HØST
MEK1200 Introduction to IT for Engineers Course description
- Course name in Norwegian
- Introduksjon til IT for ingeniører
- Study programme
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - bioteknologi og kjemi / Ingeniørutdan. - 3 terminsordning / Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - maskin
- 10 ECTS
- Year of study
- Programme description
The students will develop knowledge about and understanding of how digital tools are used in the engineering professions, and how they influence the society in which these professions are carried out. The students are to gain insight into programming, IT security, and other ethical problems relating to IT. Practical cases and exercises are used to acquire the relevant knowledge.
Required preliminary courses
No requirements over and above the admission requirements.
After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence:
is capable of explaining fundamental principles of programming and describing the ways in which program code works
is familiar with fundamental security ideas and understands the end goal of risk analysis
understands GDPR and ethical problems relating to personal data protection
understands the role information technology has in a broader sense (including questions of economic growth, the environment, and democracy)
The student is capable of
transforming loose problem formulations via program design to functioning program code
identifying points of attack that can be exploited using technical software and explaining how certification and encryption takes place
discussing ethical problems relating to the use of digital tools, for instance inclusion, universal design, influence on the environment and society
is capable of working systematically, purposefully, and in a structured manner in order to solve a problem
understands social engineering and the risk this entails
is familiar with regulations concerning data processing and anonymity
understand changes in technology and how these influence people’s work and daily life
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and work on cases and practical assignments.
The following coursework is compulsory and must be approved before the student can take the exam:
Three written project assignments in groups of four to five students. Scope of approx. twenty pages for each assignment.
A supervised three-hour individual written exam.
Permitted exam materials and equipment
Grade scale A–F.
Two examiners. External examiners are used regularly.