Programming in C++ (H7126)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module will further enhance students software capabilities by introducing object orientated theory and programming practice using C++ in an Engineering context. Topics will be theoretically introduced and studied in lectures and then put into practice in a computer laboratory project.

The topics included are:

  • Advance programming concepts such as inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction, encapsulation, and overloading
  • Memory, pointers and memory safety
  • Compilers and linker toolchain concepts, debuggers
  • STL Templates
  • Exceptions
  • Best programming practices
  • Software design, development cycles, testing and quality

Real world engineering problems will be solved using useful constructs such as:

  • Stacks and queues
  • Recursion and iteration
  • Sorting


69%: Lecture
31%: Practical (Laboratory)


100%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 32 hours of contact time and 118 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.