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Area/Catalogue
COMP 3023

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
105295

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2021.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To understand the theory and practice of using design patterns to facilitate the efficient creation of good software in C++.

Course content

Design patterns; Gang of Four patterns including structural, behavioural and creational; discuss the importance and use of design patterns to reduce the complexity of software engineering projects; introduction to C++; structure of C++ program; C style strings; object oriented programming in C++ (classes and objects; inheritance and polymorphism, templates); nested classes and friend classes; exception handling; Stream I/O); operator overloading; big three methods (destructor, copy constructor and copy assignment operator); pointers and pointer-based strings; dynamic memory allocation and management; introduction to standard template library; and coding standards and guidelines.

Textbook(s)

Roth, Stephan 2017, Clean C++: Sustainable Software Development Patterns and Best Practices with C++ 17, Apress, Berkely, CA.

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
Students must have completed one of the following courses:
COMP 2012 Data Structures Essentials
COMP 1040 Programming Fundamentals

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 x 2 hours x weeks 1-5
Computer Practical 1 hour x 12 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 6 weeks
Lecture 1 x 1 hour x weeks 6-13
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Online N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment 1000 words 20% N/A
Programming 1500 words 20% N/A
Programming 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1000 words 20% N/A
Programming 1500 words 20% N/A
Programming 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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