Computer Science 6003

Course Objectives

Practical skills:

  • How to be effective at the computer?,
  • Styles and templates in word processing,
  • Basic use of drawing and presentation tools,
  • Construction of models in the spreadsheet using formulas and functions.

Theoretical understanding of:

  • the development of hardware and networks,
  • historical and other conditions for today's technology,
  • the social consequences of technology,
  • ethical and legal dilemmas associated with the use of electronic information,
  • data security issues and methodology.
  • how technology represents the basis for today's electronic business models.

Course Description

Themes in the theoretical material is:

  • Computers and operating systems, structure and function.
  • Networks, internet access and interaction.
  • Legislation and electronic information processing.
  • Ethics and information processing.
  • Network and data security.
  • Prerequisites for electronic business models.

Themes in the practically oriented material:

  • The use of styles and templates for long documents.
  • How to make good presentations?
  • Basics of spreadsheets, formulas and functions.
  • The use of logical functions to make the models more robust.
  • How to build up the charts?
  • Representation of time in the spreadsheet
  • The use of spreadsheets for financial analysis.
  • Major and minor spreadsheet models with practical examples.

Learning Methods

The course is suitable for those who want to follow this course as distance learners. There is strong emphasis on the use of the college e-learning system. Virtually all material are posted online here.

  • Teacher-driven time: 4-6 hours of lectures/tutorials/supervision per week during the fall semester. The course is coordinated with the course 6064 Computer Science (10 ECTS).
  • The student's autonomous time: work with theoretical topics of the week, practicing with your own computer, group exercises and assignments.
  • Teacher facilitates a high degree of interaction with other students in the form of study groups, both online and on campus. Weekly voluntary tasks will be posted along with lecture notes.
  • A number of mandatory written study tasks are announced at the start of the semester.

Assessment Methods

Final written examination, 4 hours. The required mandatory tasks mentioned above are considered "approved" or "not approved". Mandatory tasks must be approved to take the exam.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Hans Petter Høie <>, last modified Bergit Grivi - 17/01/2011