BTP305 - Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++

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Subject Title
Object-Oriented Software Development Using C++

Subject Description

This course expands the student's skill-set in object-oriented programming and introduces the student to threaded programming. The student learns to model relationships between classes using containers, inheritance hierarchies and polymorphism in the C++ programming language and to write C++ programs that execute on multiple threads.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD -­ Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Design collections of model objects using sequential containers and multi-dimensional arrays to solve a complex systems or business problem
  • Create function objects and closures to customize a programming solution for a particular application
  • Model generalization and specialization using single and multiple inheritance to minimize the duplication of code in complex hierarchies
  • Model polymorphic behavior using interfaces, virtual functions and templates (generics) to amplify the reusability of code
  • Implement design components using algorithms of the standard template library to utilize existing technologies
  • Create program components of quadratic complexity to solve non-linear problems
  • Design program components using raw pointers, pointer arithmetic and smart pointers to access data in program memory
  • Design multi-tasked solutions using threading libraries to improve the performance of a program
  • Design file stream objects to backup text and binary data for future restoration
  • Trace the execution of program code that includes a linked list to debug an application

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.