Accessibility and Digital Communication

Bachelor's course
For exchange students

This programme provides an introduction to accessibility and other important topics within digital communication and the implementation of IT tools, products and services in society. The programme consists of two semesters that can be taken individually or in consecutive semesters if you want to study at OsloMet for a whole year.

  • Admission Requirements

    • For the autumn semester, you must have previous knowledge in Human Computer Interaction.
    • For the spring semester, you must have a basic knowledge in technology, and you can come from any discipline.
  • How to Apply

    International exchange students selecting courses when applying for exchange.

    The application deadline is 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

    The programme is cancelled in autumn 2020.

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

Required Courses Autumn

  • Universal Design of ICT 10 ECTS (ADTS3100)

    In today’s society, more and more public and private services are digitalised. Developing ICT solutions that everyone can use will therefore be important in order to ensure equal opportunities for participation in society. This course will teach you how to plan, design, evaluate and test ICT solutions in accordance with principles of universal accessibility.

    Key topics include different physical and cognitive challenges, demographics and cultural diversity in society, and how to design universally designed ICT solutions together with the users.

    Norwegian and international legislation relating to inclusion of all user groups in society will also be addressed.

    The course builds on the following courses: ADTS1600 Prototyping and ADSE2100 Human Computer Interaction.

    • Teaching Methods

      • lectures
      • supervision
      • group work with three to four students
    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      One compulsory assignment must be approved before you can take the exam.

      The exam is a portfolio assessment subject to the following requirements:

      • one individual assignment
      • one project assignment in groups of three to four students
  • Web Development and Inclusive Design 10 ECTS (DAFE1200)

    The web and the Internet play important and central roles in society today and are of fundamental importance to candidates who are to work in data processing and IT. In this course, the web will be a platform for establishing knowledge about and skills in ideas, technology and methods that are central to the field of computer science and IT.

    • Teaching Methods

      • lectures
      • exercises
      • group work
      • individual work

      You work both individually and in groups (either small-scale collaboration projects between two people or large-scale collaboration projects involving up to ten people).

      The course uses "active learning" as an approach in which dynamic participation in simulations, games and discussions is expected.

      Lectures may also take the form of pre-recorded videos or streaming. Guest lectures may be given in the different parts of the course.

    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      Seven written group assignments (the introduction week assignment can be one of the required assignments) must be approved before you can take the exam.

      The exam is a portfolio assessment subject to the following requirements:

      • two group assignments
      • an individual assignment
  • Elective course

    Any of the electives listed below.

Required Courses Spring

  • Internet of Things 10 ECTS (ADSE 1310)

    In this course, you will gain an understanding of some of the most important principles of the Internet of Things (IoT). You will become familiar with architecture and intelligent algorithms that govern IoT and pervasive computing. The goal of the course is to give you an overall understanding of IoT: from a technical point of view - and in relation to the consequences for society (for example privacy preservation, security) - when billions (or trillions) of units communicate with each other in ‘the cloud’.

    • Teaching Methods

      • lectures
      • supervisory sessions
      • individual work
    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (student.oslomet.no).

    • Exam and Assessment

      • three compulsory assignments, each corresponding to 30 hours of work, must be approved before you can take the exam
      • an individual three-hour written exam
  • Technology and Society 10 ECTS (STKD6610)

  • Elective course

    Any of the electives listed below.

Elective Courses

  • Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality Project 10 ETCS (DATA3760)

    This course is offered in autumn and spring.

    You will carry out a project in Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality, preferably in collaboration with a relevant IT-company. The goal is to provide you with an introduction to AR and VR technologies, whilst solving a commercial problem in the form of a comprehensive project work.

    • Teaching Methods

      Completion of the course requires work on the project corresponding to two days a week over a 12-week period. If the project is carried out during the summer, the work must correspond to four days a week over a six-week period.

      Supervision sessions with an internal and/or external supervisor. The student groups will be given a basic introduction to AR and VR technology at the beginning of the project period through several online resources.

      The students will complete a project in groups of three to five students. The projects are chosen/assigned at the start of the semester at the latest.

    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      Groups of three to five students submit a project report of 3,000–4,000 words describing how the assignment was carried out, and demonstrating that the students have a fundamental grasp of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology and their applications. In special circumstances, and subject to application, students can submit an individual exam project.

  • English Communication 10 ECTS (DAVE3710)

    This course is only offered in autumn.

    You will develop written and oral English skills so that you are capable of communicating in technical situations and contexts of relevance to your education and future profession.

    • Teaching Methods

      • lectures
      • individual work
      • group work
      • written and oral exercises
      • presentations
      • discussions
    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      Two oral presentations given at agreed times and at least 80 per cent attendance must be approved before you can take the exam.

      The exam is a portfolio assessment subject to the following requirements:

      • two individual written assignments
      • a written group assignment carried out in groups of two to five students
  • Health Technology Project 10 ECTS (DATA3770)

    This course is offered in autumn and spring.

    You carry out an IT project in cooperation with a relevant health care environment, for instance at the Faculty of Health Sciences at OsloMet. Completion of the course requires a placement in the relevant health care environment corresponding to two days a week over a 12-week period. If the project is carried out during the summer, the placement must correspond to four days a week over a six-week period.

    • Teaching Methods

      Supervision sessions with an internal and/or external supervisor. You will complete a project in groups of three to five students. The projects are chosen/assigned at the start of the semester.

    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      Groups of three to five students submit a project report of 3,000–4,000 words describing how the assignment was carried out, and demonstrating that the students have a fundamental grasp of e-health and health technology. In special circumstances, and subject to application, students can submit an individual exam project.

  • Introduction to IT Research 10 ECTS (DATA3730)

    This course is offered in autumn and spring.

    A group of students carry out an IT project as part of a research project at OsloMet or another research or educational institution.

    The student group is responsible for finding a relevant research project, getting formal approval of participation from the head of the research project, and defining the sub-project the group will complete. The sub-project must be formally approved by the course leader as relevant and having a suitable theme and scope. If the research project is not carried out at OsloMet, the head of the research project must appoint a project supervisor. In addition, each student group will be assigned an internal supervisor at OsloMet.

    • Teaching Methods

      Completion of the course requires work on the project corresponding to two days a week over a 12-week period. If the project is carried out during the summer, the work must correspond to four days a week over a six-week period.

      Supervision sessions with an internal and/or external supervisor. You will work in groups of three to five students on a research project at OsloMet or outside OsloMet, in cooperation with the research project’s participants and the relevant research group. The course can be carried out individually at the approval of the course leader.

      The projects are chosen/assigned at the start of the semester.

    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      Groups of three to five students submit a project report of 3,000–4,000 words describing how the assignment was carried out, and demonstrating that the students have a fundamental grasp of the research field and the research methods. In special circumstances, and subject to application, the students can submit an individual exam project.

  • IT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project 10 ECTS (DATA3740)

    This course is offered in autumn and spring.

    You carry out an IT project in collaboration with a relevant start-up company. Completion of the course requires a placement in an IT start-up company corresponding to two days a week over a 12-week period. If the project is carried out during the summer, the work must correspond to four days a week over a six-week period.

    OsloMet will help you get in touch with a start-up company to work on your project. The company must provide an approved IT entrepreneurship project and a competent supervisor. Furthermore, OsloMet will provide an internal supervisor at OsloMet. You will develop a prototype for a product that is relevant for the start-up company, or develop and implement new functionality in the technology being developed by the start-up.

    • Teaching Methods

      Supervision sessions with an internal and external supervisor. You will work alone or in groups of two to five students on an IT-project in a start-up company. The course starts with a compulsory introductory session.

      Start-up companies will be recruited through existing networks. These companies propose concrete projects that are evaluated and quality assured by OsloMet and selected external personnel. You will be attached to concrete projects based on suitability and interests.

    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      Groups of three to five students submit a project report of 3,000–4,000 words describing how the assignment was carried out, and demonstrating that the students have a fundamental grasp of the entrepreneurship processes and the methods that have been employed.

  • IT Project in practice 10 ECTS (DATA3710)

    This course is offered in autumn and spring.

    In this course, you will carry out an IT project at a relevant company, a public organisation, or a non-profit organisation, with the work corresponding to two days a week over a 12-week period. If the project is carried out during the summer, the placement must correspond to four days a week over a 6-week period.

    The prerequisite for taking this course is that you find yourself an assignment in a relevant company, public organisation, or a non-profit organisation that will provide a supervisor (known as the external supervisor). In addition, you must find an internal supervisor at OsloMet. You will work with a product that is relevant for the employer, or develop and implement a new functionality for a technology that already exists in the company.

    • Teaching Methods

      Supervision sessions with an internal and/or external supervisor.

      The projects are chosen/assigned at the start of the semester.

    • Course Description

      For more information about this course, take a look at the course description.

    • Exam and Assessment

      An individual project report of about 3,000 to 4,000 words describing how the assignment has been approached, and demonstrating that you have a fundamental grasp of the processes and development methods that have been employed.

  • Technology and Society 10 ECTS (STKD6610)

Questions about This Course?

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