Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Information Technology I

Danish title
Informationsteknologi I
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
3. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Mikkel Wessel Nielsen
Tue Hellstern
Jamshid Eftekhari
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Information Technology introduces the student to technologies and methods in computer and network systems design. A basic description of architectures and components for designing computer systems and networks. The students will be able to understand the technical capabilities and limitations of computer systems.

    This programme element also includes theory and methods of IT governance, which introduces the student to issues relating to management and securing of IT systems.


    The student has development based knowledge and understanding about and can reflect on
    applied theories and methodologies regarding
    1) creating concepts for software applications
    2) cost of ownership
    3) IT security
    4) distribution of computer processing
    5) system architecture
    6) information technology trends


    The student masters skills regarding the application of
    1) theories and methods to analyze security aspects of an IT portfolio, processes, or practice
    2) theories and methods to design a systems architecture integrating knowledge about
    information technology, business processes, and business objectives
    3) theories about information technology trends to create concepts for software applications
    4) methodologies to forecast short term and long term cost consequences of IT acquisitions,
    including environmental aspects
    5) selecting and presenting relevant solution models regarding trends in information
    technology to collaboration partners and users


    The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented situations regarding
    1) design of a systems architecture
    2) creating concepts for software applications or IT systems based on technological trends
    3) estimating and communicating the consequences of software, hardware, and IT systems
    acquisitions, including a cost/benefit analysis
    4) analyzing and communicating the security aspects of the IT portfolio, processes or
    5) identifying own learning needs and developing own knowledge, skills, and competences
    in relation to systems architecture and trends in information technology

  • Type of instruction
    Classroom teaching and project work.
    The Students work in Scum-teams with a specialised part of curriculum.
    Understanding and applying technical topics is done as groupwork.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Equipment needed to participate
    We assume students to have a laptop that runs Windows 10 (or later) or Mac OS X 10.12 (or later).
    Older versions of Windows or Mac OS and Linux might work in most cases – but is not supported with help to install open source tools or handle teaching examples.
    We assume students have a HDMI-port or miniDVI/lightning port on their laptop.
    In a select few teaching situations (not in 1st semester) examples are used, that does not work well with less than 4 GB RAM Memory – for this 8 GB RAM is recommended.

    Students will need office software (Microsoft, Apple, Google, or..).
    Students need to be able to produce and read pdf-documents, Word-documents, Powerpoint-presentations and Excel-spreadsheets.
    There exist a Microsoft cloud version that becomes available when you set up a free one-drive account.

    An Internet browser needs to be available (i.e. Chrome or Safari).
    We strongly recommend students to have access to Facebook and a private Facebook-account.

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    To take the exam, the student must submit all the assignments specified on KEA's learning platform.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The exam must show that the student
    • can communicate core concepts from Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing, Information
    Technologies, Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
    • can analyse and present a problem related to Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing,
    Information Technologies, Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary perspective.
    • can collect and analyse user and marketing research
    • can complete a project in a team with emphasis on relations.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Portfolio of assignments
    To take the exam, the student must submit all the assignments specified on KEA's learning platform.
    The basis for the examination consists of selected assignments, which together constitute the portfolio of assignments. The assignments have been selected and described in the semester guide, which is available at the start of the semester. The assignments can be prepared individually or in groups.

    Individual oral exam
    The starting point of the oral part of the examination is the portfolio of assignments.
    The oral exam lasts 30 min. incl. grading.
    An overall grade is given according to the 7-point grading scale.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
    2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
    3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.
    Permitted exam aids
    A laptop may be brought along to the oral exam to be used for the presentation.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    The student will receive an individual grade for the overall performance covering the portfolio, presentation and individual examination. The evaluation of the performance is based on the degree to which it complies with the purpose and learning objectives of the subjects.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Information Technology I you will receive 50 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 66 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 36% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, interdisciplinary project-based teaching, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: project work, reading the curriculum, exercises.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances