Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course student can implement small programs using Python language and can apply basic programming concepts in solving small programming problems. After the course student understands the basic functionality of a computer device, and how it is controlled using a computer program.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.09.2021 - 09.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Barbara Keller

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Functionality of a computer device. Basic programming tools and structures, such as variables, loops, conditional statements, functions and classes. Simple algorithms for common problems.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment consists of weekly programming tasks, and an individual programming project/exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 48 h, Independent learning 75 h. The course may have an exam.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course book and online programming exercises. Details will be provided in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Corresponding course in Finnish is CS-A1111.

    ELEC-A7050, CHEM-A2600, CS-A1111 and CS-A1113 are overlapping courses and only one of them can be included in a degree.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.