Skip to main content

Application Development with C++ COMP 3603

Computer Systems Course

Course details

This hands-on computer programming software application development course follows on from COMP 2511 and COMP 2601. It assumes students have prior knowledge of both procedural programming with C and understand object-oriented programming fundamentals using Java or C#. COMP 3603 starts with a quick review of the language syntax that is common to C, Java, C# and C++. Students are then introduced to C++ classes, and how inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction and modularization all relate to the C++ language. Participants must provide their own current model PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Labs and exercises focus on the coding style and naming conventions used to build and deploy commercial quality C++ applications. Topics include: C++ Stream Input/Output, operator overloading, templates functions and classes, exception handling, and introduction to the Standard Template Library. Multiple inheritance to model complex algorithms is also discussed. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are required. Students may have an average total time commitment of 16 total hours each week; 3 hours of class time, a 1-hour online component and 12+ hours of homework each week. COMP 3603 is the prerequisite for COMP 4603 – Advanced C++Application Development, starting September 2022. Both courses are electives in the Applied Software Development (ASD) Associate Certificate and both are required in the CST/PTS Diploma. Upon completion, successful students will be able to build and deploy well designed, entry-level C++ applications and be prepared to move on to COMP 4603- Advanced C++ Application Development.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$612.23

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMP 3603 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 89535

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Mar 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89535
  • $612.23
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 322
Jan 12 - Mar 30 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Bob Langelaan

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$612.23

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Due to the substantial time required on labs and assignments, students are advised not to take any other programming language courses simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain and practice C++ classes, and related class features specific to the C++ language, including inheritance, and polymorphism.
  • Practice abstraction and modularization in the terms of C++ programming.
  • Describe the C++ Stream Input/Output.
  • Demonstrate Operator Overloading.
  • Describe the Standard C++ Template Library.
  • Create Templates functions and classes.
  • Demonstrate Exception Handling with C++.
  • Practice the multiple inheritance to model complex algorithms.
  • Explain miscellaneous advanced C++ topics.
  • Describe miscellaneous features added to the C++ language from C++ v11, through to the C++ v20 standards.
  • Design, implement, debug and test intermediate to complex object-oriented programs in C++.
  • Create intermediate C++ software applications.
  • Move on to the next level, COMP 4603 - Advanced C++ Application Development.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Application Development with C++ (COMP 3603) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

Contact Us

If you have a question or comment about this course, please complete and submit the form below.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond to your request for BCIT program information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2, email: privacy@bcit.ca.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Subscribe

Interested in being notified about future offerings of Application Development with C++ (COMP 3603)? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request for BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: privacy@bcit.ca.