Programming in C++ (898F3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.