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. It 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

    • You must have a basic knowledge in computer technology and programming skills, but 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.

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

Required courses autumn

  • Academic English 10 ECTS (DAVE3710)

    In this course you will develop written and oral English skills enabling you to communicate in technical and academic situations and contexts that are relevant to your current studies and future professional practice.

    • Teaching methods

      • lectures
      • written and oral exercises including presentation and discussions 
      • group work and independently
    • Course description

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

    • Exam and assessment

      Portfolio assessment subject to the following requirements:

      • two individual written assignments
      • one written group assignment carried out in groups of 2-5 students

      One overall grade is given for the portfolio.

      The exam result can be appealed.

  • Technology and Society for Programmers 5 ECTS (DATA1100)

    Digital competence is a key factor in ensuring the employability of candidates in all professions vital to our society.

    This course will provide a fundamental understanding of our digital world. It gives an overview of how technology affects our lives and the way we work, as well as our social structures, work patterns and individual preferences contributing to shaping technology. 

    • Teaching methods

      The course will utilize 'blended learning', with a combination of attendance-based teaching or guidance, and use of online material.

      The students will be working on interdisciplinary cases, and initiating and performing a project within their field of study. The project will be shaped by the student's and the field's own needs.

    • Course description

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

    • Exam and assessment

      Individual multiple choice home exam.

      The exam can be taken in either English or Norwegian. 

  • Inclusive Web Design 5 ECTS (DATA1200)

    Today, the web and the internet have an important and central social role and are of fundamental importance to those who will have data processing and IT as a profession. 

    In this course, the web will be a platform for establishing knowledge of and skills in ideas, technology and methodology that are central to the professional area of data and IT.

    • Teaching methods

      Lectures and exercises.

      The students work partly individually and partly in groups (either small collaborative projects with two people or large collaborative projects with up to ten).

      The course uses "Active Learning" as an approach where dynamic participation in simulations, games and discussion is expected. Lectures can also take place on pre-recorded video or streaming.

      Guest lectures can be used for the different parts of the course. Students who have actively taken part in the introductory week and completed an assignment there, get this approved as a compulsory assignment in this course.

      The student then also needs to submit six compulsory assignments (ie seven in total).

    • Course description

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

    • Exam and assessment

      Portfolio assessment with the following portfolio requirements: A website (according to requirements given by the course coordinator) developed in groups (3-7 students)

      The portfolio is given an overall assessment with one grade. Assessment includes an evaluation of the group’s compliance with the task requirements, technical competence, ability to follow national and international standards for web accessibility, content organization and usability, and ability to communicate clearly. All parts of the portfolio must be assessed to grade E or better in order for the student to pass the course.

      Exam results can be appealed.

      In the case of a new and postponed exam, another form of exam can also be used or a new assignment with a new deadline is given. If an oral examination is used, this cannot be appealed.

  • Elective course 10 ECTS

    Any of the electives listed below.

Courses in the spring semester

If you are attending only the Spring Semester, you should take Technology and Society 10 ECTS (STKD6610), see below.

If you are attending both the Autumn and Spring Semester, please choose two electives in the Spring instead of Technology and Society 10 ECTS (STKD6610).

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 courses 10 ECTS or 20 ECTS

    Any of the electives listed below. If you are attending both Autumn and Spring, please choose two electives in the Spring instead of Technology and Society 10 ECTS (STKD6610) above.

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.

  • 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.

Questions about this course?

You can contact us by e-mail if you have questions about this course.

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