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.
Below is one offering of COMP 3603 for the Fall 2023 term.
Wed Sep 13 - Wed Nov 29 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 49031
Class meeting times
|Sep 13 - Nov 29||Wed||18:30 - 21:30||Online|
|Sep 13 - Nov 29||N/A||N/A||Online|
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- Departmental approval needed
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online 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.
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
Application Development with C++ (COMP 3603) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
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