BTP200 Course Outline

Course Code: BTP200
Course Name: The Object-Oriented Paradigm Using C++
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:

This subject introduces the student to object-oriented programming. The student learns to build reusable objects, encapsulate data and logic within a class, inherit one class from another and implement polymorphism.  This subject uses the C++ programming language exclusively and establishes a foundation for learning system analysis and design and more advanced concepts as implemented in languages such as C++, Java, C# and Objective-C.

Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
Prerequisite: BTP100
Mode of Instruction: Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom, and computer lab
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter and summer terms
Learning Outcomes:
1 - Design classes with dynamically allocated resources to model the components of a programming solution
2 - Design member functions using logic constructs to solve tasks of linear complexity
3 - Relate classes using inheritance hierarchies to minimize the duplication of object code
4 - Design polymorphic objects to amplify the reusability of program code
5 - Use stream objects to interact with users and access persistent data
6 - Trace the execution of object-oriented code to validate its correctness
7 - Code a complete program using polymorphic objects to implement a specified coding plan
8 - Explain the purpose of an object-oriented programming feature to inform a business person
9 - Develop an algorithm using object-oriented concepts to solve a simple programming problem
Employability Skills:
Execute mathematical operations accurately.|Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.|Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|
Topic Outline:
  • Introduction - 5%
    • Complexity, Languages, Namespaces
    • Object Terminology
      • Objects and Classes
      • Encapsulation
      • Inheritance
      • Polymorphism
    • Modular Programming
      • Stages of Compilation
      • Unit Tests
  • Foundations - 20%
    • Basic Concepts
      • Declarations and Definitions
      • Scope
      • Prototypes and Overloading
      • References
    • Member Functions and Privacy
      • Member Functions
      • Privacy
      • Inlining
    • Input and Output Examples
      • Output Objects
      • Input Objects
      • State
      • Manipulators, Format Control, Robust Validation
    • Dynamic Memory
      • Allocation and Deallocation - new and delete
      • Memory Issues
  • Encapsulation - 30%
    • Classes
      • Constructors and Destructors
      • Construction oand Destruction of Arrays
      • Overloading Constructors
        • Single Argument Constructors
    • The Current Object
      • this
    • Classes with Resources
      • Copy Constructor
      • Assignment Operator
      • String Class
    • Member Operators
      • Unary Operations
      • Binary Operations
    • Helper Functions
      • Independent Helpers (non-friends)
      • Helper Operators
      • Friendship
        • Friend Classes
    • Custom I/O Operators
    • Custom File Operators
      • Custom Types
  • Inheritance - 15%
    • Derived Classes
      • Hierarchies
      • Base and Derived syntax
      • Access - public, protected, private
    • Functions in a Hierarchy
      • Shadowing
      • Constructors and Destructors
        • Inherited Constructors
      • Helper Operators
    • Derived Classes and Resources
      • Constructors and Destructors
      • Copy Constructors
      • Assignment Operators
  • Polymorphism - 25%
    • Overview of Polymorphism
      • Types
      • Categories - coercion, overloading, inclusion, parametric
    • Virtual Functions
      • Bindings - early, late
      • Polymorphic Objects
    • Abstract Base Classes
      • Pure Virtual Functions
      • Arrays of Pointers
      • Unit Tests on an Interface
    • Templates
      • Function Templates
      • Simple Class Templates
  • Language Standards - 5%
    • The ISO/IEC Standard 14882:2011
      • History - pre-standard C++, C++98, C++11
      • Type Safety - casts, pre-standard libraries
      • Differences between C++ and C
      • Legacy Code Issues
Prescribed Text(s):
Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using C++11, July 2016 Edition
by Chris M. Szalwinski
published by Seneca College
Available in the bookstore and online
Reference Material:
BTP200 Web Notes by Chris Szalwinski
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  •     Pass the weighted average of the exam and the tests
  •     Pass the final exam
  •     Successfully complete all of the assignments and exercises. Submissions that do not meet specifications will be returned to the student for revision and resubmission.

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Assignments (minimum of 10) 30%
Final Project 20%
Quizzes (minimum of 10) 15%
Test 20%
Final Exam 15%

Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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