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Module MA5614: C++ Programming

Credit weighting (ECTS)
5 credits
Semester/term taught
Second Semester 2016-17
Module Coordinator
David Wilson
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
  • Organize a program into a set of tasks and translate those tasks into classes.
  • Design classes, functions, and overloaded operators efficiently.
  • Organize similar tasks into simple class hierarchies in order to reduce redundant code.
  • Write software using the basic concepts of templates and template meta-programming, as well as use template functions to generate code at compile-time.
  • Use classes in the Standard Template Library, and understand when various containers should be employed.
Structure and Content
This module covers an introduction to the C++ programming language. The principles of object-orientated programming are introduced, including classes, inheritance, polymorphism, operator over-loading, and templates. Also, the Standard Template Library (STL) will be described. Finally, some advanced design patterns will be discussed.
Assessment Detail
100% continuously assessed programming assignments.