Programming in C++ (898F3)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
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.
20%: Coursework (Problem Set)
80%: Examination (Computer-based examination)
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 2020/21. 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.
This module is offered on the following courses: