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Course overview


This course provides students with an entry-level foundation in computer programming. The goals of the course are to develop the programming ability in students, and to improve their proficiency in applying the computing fundamentals to their field of study. Topics include overview of high-level languages, introduction to C/C++ Library, basic data types, function definitions and declarations, conditional and iteration statement, array and string manipulation, recursive programming, introduction to searching and sorting and introduction to structures and pointers. In summary, the basic aim is to teach the student to program in C/C++ at a level where they are able to eventually write programs to help solve their everyday engineering, science and technology related problems.

Textbooks and Resources

  • An Introduction to Programming through C++, McGraw Hill Education, 2014, by Abhiram Ranade
  • Simplecpp package location link.