Programming in C++ (898F3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You are not expected to have knowledge of C++ prior to taking this module, however knowledge of any programming language (Basic, Fortran, C, Java, Python) is important. You have to be able to work independently on a computer, and have knowledge of the Windows OS and basic knowledge of the Linux OS.

After a review of the basic concepts of the C++ language, you are introduced to object oriented programming in C++ and its application to scientific computing. This includes writing and using classes and templates, operator overloading, inheritance, exceptions and error handling.


35%: Lecture
65%: Practical


20%: Coursework (Problem Set)
80%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 31 hours of contact time and 119 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.