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Introduction to Programming

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: ITTP0309
Curriculum: TT 2020V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2020-2021)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Kankaanpää, Timo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001TT2020-1, TT2020-1A, TT2020-1B2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Anna-Kaisa SaariFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3002TT2020V-1A2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Anna-Kaisa SaariFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3003VY-12021-01-04 – 2021-05-02Anna-Kaisa SaariFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3004TT2020-1, TT2020-1C, TT2020-1D2020-08-24 – 2020-12-31Päivi RajalaFinnish 
3005VY-12021-01-04 – 2021-05-02Ghodrat Moghadampour, Pirjo ProsiFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3006VY-12021-01-04 – 2021-05-02Ilari VallivaaraFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

With the programming language of the course, the student can use primitive information types, variables, If and While conditional sentences, functions and other basic structures of the language. The student understands the steps of design, implementation and testing of software, and she is able to write simple, browser-based software using modern programming languages, libraries and methods.

Student's Workload

135 h, which contains 54 h of scheduled contact studies at VAMK and 50 h at UVA.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses



Basic skills: Basic skills of JavaScript language, the concepts of algorithm and software, variables, guidance and repetition structures, how to divide software into functions and how to deliver parameters in a function call and get the return value of a function call. Input and output of data. How to use an array or a string. The style and documentation of software. Basics of HTML5 and CSS, adaptable web design.
Complementary skills: JSON, Jquery and File I/O.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Online material: Online material delivered by the teacher and other online material like

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Problem-based learning. Solving problems that arise in the working life.

Assessment Criteria

The grade is calculated as the weighted average of returned homework assignments (20 %) and project works (80 %). In addition to these, an examination if needed.
Grade 5: The student understands most of the concepts studied in the course, she can apply these and is able to develop a well-working application with versatile features.
Grade 3: The student understands a significant amount of the concepts studied in the course, she can apply these and is able to develop an application with a reasonable amount of features.
Grade 1: The student understands basics of the concepts discussed on the course, she is able to apply these and she can develop a simple application.

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment, the grade results in from homework assignments and project works.