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FIT2071

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

Following on from FIT1040, this unit introduces the C++ language to students. The unit provides a foundational understanding of the C++ language, regarding syntax and applied practice, with a focus on object-oriented design principles. Fundamental programming control structures in the C++ context will be presented, as will object oriented design as a process for program design and problem solving. More advanced object-oriented programming topics such as inheritance and polymorphism will also be covered. Other C++ fundamentals such as pointers and the STL will be presented, as will implementations of the main algorithms and data structures used in problem solving.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • construct and compile working programs using C++ syntax fundamentals;
  • apply object-oriented design principles, including inheritance and polymorphism, to solve programming problems;
  • create C++ programs using pointers to demonstrate an understanding of efficient memory use and management;
  • troubleshoot C++ program code using an Integrated Development Environment and its tools.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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