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TITLE Object Oriented Programming

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Communications and Computer Engineering

DESCRIPTION This study-unit introduces object-oriented programming concepts and techniques. These include classes, constructors, destructors, inheritance, polymorphism, templates, and exceptions. The study-unit also covers effective debugging practices and provides an introduction to refactoring.

Study-unit aims:

This study-unit provides the tools necessary to design, implement and test software using object-oriented concepts. It uses C++ as the language of reference given its wide use in applications where run-time efficiency is important. It also introduces and encourages effective programming and debugging methodologies.

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

• Describe the principles of object-oriented programming;
• Design and implement software using object-oriented concepts;
• Test and evaluate the functionality of object-oriented code through effective debugging practices.


• Design and Implement software solutions using C++;
• Test functionality of C++ programmes;
• Choose and apply object-oriented programming concepts.


• Deitel & Deitel. "C++ How to Program", latest edition, Prentice Hall.


• Deitel & Deitel. "C++ Student Solutions Manual to Accompany C++ How to Program", latest edition, Prentice Hall.
• Bjarne Stroustrup, "The C++ Programming Language", latest edition, Prentice Hall.
• Martin Fowler, “Refactoring”, Addison-Wesley.
• John Robbins, “Debugging Applications”, Microsoft Press.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit builds on CPS1000.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Tutorial, Practical & Independent Study

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Practical No 25%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 75%

LECTURER/S Josef Bajada (Co-ord.)

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