Advanced Programming (DAT240)

The students will learn to apply software development methodologies such as agile and project management tools in developing a large group software project. Learn about various programming paradigms such as objected oriented programming, functional, etc. Learn to identify the difference between these paradigms and their limitations.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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  • Software development methodologies for example, agile methodologies such as scrum, kanban, project management tools (for design, tracking issues, sprints etc)
  • Programming paradigms such as object oriented programming, functional programming, procedural programming with emphasis on strong typed languages
  • SOLID principle, Design Patterns, Generics
  • Advanced data structures and algorithms
  • Concurrency
  • Use of compilers, build tools
  • Use of version control (git) and coding in teams

Learning outcome


  • Use of strongly typed programming languages
  • Objected oriented programming and polymorphism
  • Software engineering and development methodologies such as agile (scrum and kanban)
  • SOLID principles and design patterns
  • Best coding practices
  • Concurrency
  • Testing, debugging, version control, code review


  • Be capable of designing and developing complex software systems.
  • Know how to apply design patterns

General competence:

  • Capable of developing and managing advanced software projects

Required prerequisite knowledge

One of the following alternatives:
DAT110 Introduction to Programming
DAT120 Introduction to Programming, DAT320 Operating Systems and Systems Programming

Recommended prerequisites

DAT200 Algorithms and Datastructures, DAT220 Database Systems, DAT320 Operating Systems and Systems Programming


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Programming project and oral test 1/1 Letter grades

Final grade is based on the group project, consisting of one large assignment demonstrating the application of concepts and techniques learned in the course. The project is to be performed in a group. The grade for the project will be based on the submitted program code, project report and an oral presentation, followed by an oral examination related to the project and the concepts learned in the course. If a student fails the project, she/he has to take the project next time the course is lectured.

Coursework requirements

3 compulsory lab assignments

Three mandatory individual lab exercises (programming and written exercises). Pass/Fail. All obligatory exercises must be passed to attend for the written exam. Approval may take place through the Autograder system for automated evaluation, followed by in-lab approval.

Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made within the allotted time period. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times are made unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed upon.

Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the exam of the course.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Vinay Jayarama Setty

Course teacher:

Glenn Frode Henriksen

Head of Department:

Tom Ryen

Method of work

Lectures, individual programming tasks and a project that must be done in groups.

4 hours lectures and 4 hours exercise per week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Advanced programming (BID100_1) 5
Software Engineering (DAT210_1) 10

Open for

Computer Science - Bachelor in Engineering Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto