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10163 (v.8) Introduction to Programming Environments 152



Department of Computing



Contact Hours:



1 x 2 Hours Weekly


1 x 2 Hours Weekly


1920 (v.6) Software Technology 151 or any previous version

Co Requisite(s):

1922 (v.6) Software Technology 152 or any previous version


Unix Part-I. Unix Part-II. C++ Fundamentals. Functions and Program Structure. Designing Programs with Derived Types. Pointers. Abstract Data Types. Strings, Streams and I/O. Classes and Object. Exceptions and Error Handling. Programming Under Unix.

Unit Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to program in C++ with emphasis on a structured, top-down approach to problem solving. Students gain knowledge of the mechanics of the language, style and debugging. The entire life cycle of a program is discussed, including conception, design, writing, debugging, documentation and maintenance, so students will understand how to solve problems in C++, and be able to demonstrate the application of software engineering principles in designing, coding, and testing of medium size programs within a Unix environment.

Texts and references listed below are for your information only and current as of September 30, 2003. Some units taught offshore are modified at selected locations. Please check with the unit coordinator for up-to-date information and approved offshore variations to unit information before finalising study and textbook purchases.

Unit References:

Articles - Jensen, T., 1998, A Tutorial on Pointers and Arrays In C. Muller, P., 1996, 'Introduction to Object Programming Using C++' ,Globewide Network Academy. Department of Computing,, 2003, 'C++ Coding Standards' Curtin University of Technology. Taylor, C.C., 1993, 'Unix is a Four Letter Word... and Vi is a Two Letter Abbreviation'.

Unit Texts:

Forouzan B.A, and Gilberg R.F, 2000, 'Computer Science A structured Programming Approach Using C++', Brokes/Cole, Pacific Grove.

Unit Assessment Breakdown:

Weekly Tests 10%. Assignment I 10%. Assignment II 10%. Final Examination 70%.

Field of Education:

 31300 Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology (Narrow Grouping)

HECS Band (if applicable):


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2004Bentley CampusSemester 1Y  
2004Bentley CampusSemester 2Y  

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