Module details for Programming with C++


This module introduces fundamental programming constructs within the C++ language. Students will use a problem based approach to develop skills fundamental to all object oriented programming languages.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : the ability to plan, develop and test object–oriented computer programs for a range of routine programming problems.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Create and run programs written in an object-oriented programming language using an integrated development environment

2.  Identify classes and solve routine programming problems

3.  Create re-usable software routines in an object-oriented programming language.

4.  Utilise standard class library functionality

Indicative Content

1 Object oriented program development

Use an object oriented program development environment, creating source code, compilation, linking, execution de−bugging and development.

2 Introduction to Object Orientation

Read, understand and modify small object-oriented programs.

3 Programming constructs:

Make use of declarations, data types, assignment, operators, selection, iteration and functions for a range of programming problems.

4 Aggregate types

Arrays and algorithms − increased programming power. Storage, access and direct access to computer memory (pointers). Classes and structs.

5 Program Development and Testing

Pseudo−code and step−wise refinement, use of functions as program units for organisation and also for efficiency.





Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Practical Activity 40
Assessment 80
Independent 68
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.