BTP300 Course Outline

Course Code: BTP300
Course Name: Object-Oriented Software Development I - C++
Offered Date: Fall - 2017 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course deepens the student's ability to apply object-oriented problem solving skills using the C++ language. The study of C and C++ syntax is completed, and more advanced programming techniques such as pointer manipulation, dynamic memory allocation, templates and data structures are discussed.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the BSD program.
Prerequisite: BTP200
Mode of Instruction: 4 hours interactive lecture per week.
Learning Outcomes:
  • use Windows utilities and programs to edit, compile and run C++ programs
  • use Unix utilities to edit, compile and run C++ programs
  • compose technical program documentation for C++ programs using internal comments
  • analyze functional descriptions of objects or modules, which require the use of such technologies as direct file access, bit manipulation and direct console input/output, and design and create the C++ code which implements those specifications
  • design and code data structures which effectively use the memory available at run-time
  • apply a combination of on-line documentation review, research and experimentation to discover how previously unstudied library functions and objects work
  • decide when it is appropriate to work in C, as opposed to C++, and create program solutions using C
  • abstract common elements from similar classes to create class templates or inheritance hierarchies of classes, as appropriate
  • analyze problems, of medium to high complexity, which lend themselves to a programming solution, and design and code C++ programs which solve those problems, reusing previously written objects and modules when appropriate, and designing new objects and modules when appropriate
  • create multi-platform programs which require customized code for different platforms
  • methodically test and debug complex C++ programs
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 – 10%
    • review of the C++ and C languages
    • compiler stages
    • pre-processor (macros and conditional directives)
    • namespaces and user interfaces
  • Types – 30%
    • primitive types (scalar and pointer types, data representation, generic pointers, size and range specifiers, type qualifiers, synonyms, storage duration)
    • expressions (lvalues, constant operands, post-fix, pre-fix, unary, binary, ternary)
    • functions (linkage, pointers to functions, default parameter values, varadic functions, operating system interface, inlining, recursion)
    • programmer-defined types (classes, structs, unions, class variables, class methods, type conversions)
  • Inheritance – 10%
    • abstract base classes
    • multiple inheritance
  • Polymorphism – 10%
    • ad-hoc and universal
    • dynamic-type identification
    • templates (function and class)
  • Data Structures – 10%
    • arrays (multidimensional, ragged)
    • lists (stacks, queues, doubly linked lists)
  • Libraries – 20%
    • standard template library
    • file streams (text and binary access)
    • string streams
    • platform-dependent libraries (conio, curses, mixed language development)
  • Finer Aspects – 10%
    • Bit-Wise operators
    • Constrained Casts
    • Exceptions (throw, try, catch)
    • Multiple exits (break, continue, exit)
    • Comparison of C++ and C language syntax
Prescribed Text(s):
  • Intermediate C++ - June 2011 Edition by Chris Szalwinski (available at the Seneca bookstore)
Reference Material:
  • The C++ Programming Language, 3rd Edition or Special Edition; Bjarne Stroustrup; Addison Wesley; ISBN 0-201-88954-4 (3rd Ed.) or 0-201-70073-5 (Special Ed.)
  • None
Promotion Policy:

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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.

  • 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.

Tests 30%
Assignments 30%
Workshops 10%
Final Exam 30%
Approved By:
Evan Weaver
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