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.


Having completed the course, you can define, compare and implement basic data structures and algorithms as well as name and select them, for example, as dictionaries, sorting problem, and graph traversing. In addition, you can identify and describe given data structure or algorithm and give examples of its operation(s). Moreover, you can discuss other essential data structures and algorithms by means of the terminology typically used in this domain.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.09.2021 - 13.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ari Korhonen

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:

    Linear data structures, trees and graphs. Searching and sorting methods. Principles of algorithm analysis.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Personal home exercises, project work, and examination.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 14 h, self-study and teaching in small groups 76 h, group work 40 h, examination 3 h.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced on course s MyCourses-page.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

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    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Corresponding course in Finnish is CS-A1141. CS-A1141 is overlapping and only one of these can be included in a degree.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

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