800910 :Fundamentals of Information Sciences


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: 14 x 2 hours lectures; 14 online contact hours (Geen informatie over collegetijden bekend)
Tentamenvorm: Assignments and written exam (Tentamenrooster)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Enrollment via Blackboard before start of lectures
Blackboard informatieniet beschikbaar in Blackboard


dr.ing. S.C.J. Bakkes (coordinator)

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

At the end of the unit, students will be able to
  • describe how ICT tools and techniques work, apply the tools and techniques and identify the possibilities and limitations of these tools and techniques;
  • design and analyze simple algorithms;
  • interpret and produce formal notations.

Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an inherent part of our current society. For example, writing a novel, coordinating a large organization, changing a law, finding a handyman, predicting traffic jams, or measuring heart rate are all tasks that are currently performed with the help of ICT. In this unit a range of ICT tools will be discussed. This unit also descusses the underlying technical aspects of the tools. For instance, knowledge on how a computer works provides insight in the possibilities and limitations of ICT. Additionally, we will take a look at how to automate processes and discuss formal representations that allow us to describe these processes.

Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The final grade is calculated based on the grade for the written exam (80%) and two individual assignments (10% each). Additional compulsory assignments require a pass in order to pass for the course. Assignments have non-negotiable deadlines. Assignments handed in after the deadline will not be accepted and will lead to a fail for the course.

Verplichte literatuur

  1. On-line articles and slides on Blackboard.

Verplicht voor

  • Premaster Communication and Information Sciences ( 2015 )
  • Premaster Communication and Information Sciences: voorjaar ( 2015 )