Fundamental Programming
2015-2016 - IMT1031 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes


  • Read and explain fundamental C++ syntax.
  • Analyze the problem for simple programming tasks.
  • Find and write the program code for solving such a problem.
  • Obtain a suitable/appropriate data structures for a computer program, primarily containing arrays/tables.


  • Using a program develoment tool containing a C++ compiler.
  • Understand and use fundamental C++ syntax.
  • Writing program code that is implementation/realization of a self-found or already known algorithm.
  • Getting to known and change/modify/expand already existing program code.
  • Create and manage simple data structures consisting of arrays/tables.

General Competence:

  • Work systematically, structured and targeted to solve a (programming) problem.
  • Practical own efforts ("hands on ") is the way to new knowledge and skill.


Construction of programs:
- Step by step
- Algorithms
- Pseudo code
Introduction to language elements as:
- Program structure and expressions
- Types of data, variables, strings and constants
- Operators
- Flow of control (decisions and loops)
- Structures
- Functions and parameters
- Arrays
- Classes and objects
Use of library functions:
- Streams (files and I/O)
- String handling

Teaching Methods

Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by course instructor and examiner.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit August 2016

Examination support

All printed matters and hand written notes

Coursework Requirements

4 of 5 mandatory assignments must be approved by student assistant. No. 1 must be one of them. Clearly inadequate work, not independently own work or deadline that is not complied is considered as undelivered.

Teaching Materials

Lafore, Robert. (2002). Object-Oriented Programming in C++. Indianapolis, IN: SAMS.
Faglærer. Kompendium. Gjøvik: HiG.

Additional information

The course overlaps entirely with IMT1241 Basic programming in Java