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Course module: JBP020-B-6
Course info
Course moduleJBP020-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Management; TiSEM: Management;
Is part of
PM Academic premaster
PM Data Science & Entrepreneurship
Convenant TISEM
drs. M.J.H. van den Hoogen, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 14/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
The course gives students who do not have experience with programming, a first introduction and basic skills in (mainly imperative) programming and scripting, using Python 3.

The student can solve simple programming problems independently, and structure these in the language Python. Most of the learned principles can be applied to other computer languages used in data science (e.g. R) as well.



We are planning on using "How to think like a computer scientist: Learning with Python 3" (subject to change), currently available online free of charge. A blend of other articles, class notes and/or material may be used.

Student who want an additional 'paper' book to read up on several Python programming topics, may consider Python Programming: An introduction to computer science by John Zelle (2nd edition; a 3rd edition is planned later in 2016). The course is not dependent on that book though.

  • Expressions, assignment, statements
  • Basic datatypes
  • Control structures (e.g. conditional execution, loops)
  • Using and defining functions
  • Lists / composite datatypes (e.g. dictionaries, tuples)
  • Files, text I/O
  • Exceptions, assertions
  • Debugging
  • Basic knowledge of objects and methods
  • Modules
  • Algorithms

Type of instructions

(2 hour) Lectures and (2/3 hours) labs

Type of exams

Written exam and practical assignments

Compulsory Reading
  1. A blend of research articles, class notes, and material from reference books will be used in this course..
Timetable information
JBP020-B-6|Programming (Fall)
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1105-12-2018
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1209-01-2019
Required materials
Recommended materials

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