OOP244 Course Outline

Course Code: OOP244
Course Name: Introduction To Object Oriented Programming Using C++
Offered Date: Summer - 2015 | Other versions
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Course Description:

This subject introduces the student to object-oriented programming. The student learns to build reusable objects, encapsulate data and logic within a class, inherit one class from another and implement polymorphism.  This subject uses the C++ programming language exclusively and establishes a foundation for learning system analysis and design and more advanced concepts as implemented in languages such as C++, Java, C# and Objective-C.

Credit Status: 1 credit in the CPA/CPD Programs.
Prerequisite: IPC144
Mode of Instruction: 2 hours interactive lecture per week.
2 hours activity-based learning per week.
Learning Outcomes:

  • create, compile, execute and test a modular program using C++
  • create model objects to implement a design specification
  • augment a class definition using constructors, destructors, member functions, helper functions and custom input/output operators to add functionality to a programming solution
  • manage an object's resources using dynamic memory allocation and deallocation to access data stored outside the object's memory
  • read from and write to files using objects from the standard input output library and custom file operators for future restoration
  • model specialization using single inheritance and abstract base classes to minimize code duplication
  • model polymorphic behavior using coercion, overloading, virtual functions and function templates to amplify reusability of code
  • trace the execution of program code to debug an application
Topic Outline:
  • Introduction - 5%
    • Complexity, Languages, Namespaces
    • Object Terminology
      • Objects and Classes
      • Encapsulation
      • Inheritance
      • Polymorphism
    • Modular Programming
      • Stages of Compilation
      • Unit Tests
  • Foundations - 20%
    • Basic Concepts
      • Declarations and Definitions
      • Scope
      • Prototypes and Overloading
      • References
    • Member Functions and Privacy
      • Member Functions
      • Privacy
      • Inlining
    • Input and Output Examples
      • Output Objects
      • Input Objects
      • State
    • Dynamic Memory
      • Allocation and Deallocation - new and delete
      • Memory Issues
  • Encapsulation - 30%
    • Classes
      • Constructors and Destructors
      • Overloading Constructors
    • The Current Object
      • this
    • Classes with Resources
      • Copy Constructor
      • Assignment Operator
    • Member Operators
      • Unary Operations
      • Binary Operations
    • Helper Functions
      • Independent Helpers (non-friends)
      • Helper Operators
      • Friendship
    • Custom I/O Operators
    • Custom File Operators
  • Inheritance - 15%
    • Derived Classes
      • Hierarchies
      • Base and Derived syntax
      • Access - public, protected, private
    • Functions in a Hierarchy
      • Shadowing
      • Constructors and Destructors
    • Derived Classes with a Resource
  • Polymorphism - 25%
    • Overview of Polymorphism
      • Types
      • Categories - coercion, overloading, inclusion, parametric
    • Virtual Functions
      • Bindings - early, late
      • Polymorphic Objects
    • Abstract Base Classes
      • Pure Virtual Functions
      • Arrays of Pointers
      • Unit Tests on an Interface
    • Function Templates
  • Language Standards - 5%
    • The ISO/IEC Standard 14882:2011
      • History - pre-standard C++, C++98, C++11
      • Type Safety - casts, pre-standard libraries
      • Differences between C++ and C
      • Legacy Code Issues
Prescribed Text(s):
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using C++11, Chris M. Szalwinski, Seneca College, April 2015 Edition.
  • Object-Oriented Programming using C++, Chris M. Szalwinski, https://scs.senecac.on.ca/~oop244
Reference Material:

  • OOP244 Web Notes by Chris Szalwinski https://scs.senecac.on.ca/~oop244
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the final exam
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Achieve a weighted average of 50% or better for the tests and final exam
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.



Final Project 20%
Workshops 30%
Quizzes 15%
Test(s) 25%
Final Exam 10%

Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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