Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Information technology I (EN)

Danish title
Informationsteknologi I (EN)
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)
Tue Hellstern
Mikkel Wessel Nielsen
Jamshid Eftekhari
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    Structure of computers and operating systems, network communication technologies,
    software applications, IT governance, and IT transparency


    The student has development based knowledge and understanding about and can reflect on
    applied theories and methodologies regarding
    1) the structure of computers and computer components
    2) operating systems and platforms
    3) network communication technologies
    4) different software applications types
    5) IT-governance and IT transparency in an organization


    The student masters skills regarding the application of
    1) theory and methods to analyze properties and interrelationships between different
    information technologies
    2) theory and methods to analyze an organization’s IT service management processes and
    3) theories and methods to analyze the IT governance in an organization
    4) selecting and presenting relevant solution models regarding IT-service management
    processes to collaboration partners and users


    1) the discipline-specific and interdisciplinary collaboration regarding the evaluation and test
    of information technology
    2) independently participating in formulating an IT governance strategy and implementing it
    in the organization
    3) understanding a layered communication model and addressing in networks
    4) identifying own learning needs and developing own knowledge, skills, and competences in
    relation to IT governance and IT transparency

  • 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)

    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, and Systems development.
    • can analyse and present a problem related to Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing,
    Information Technologies, and Systems development 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
    The student will be examined in several subjects (Business Strategy, Strategic Marketing,
    Information Technologies, and Systems development).
    Individual exam or group exam
    Group, 2-7 participants
    Exam languages
    1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
    2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
    3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.
    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, as described in the curriculum.
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 (EN) 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