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 (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 31 hours of contact time and about 119 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.