On the basis of
IMT2021 Algorithmic Methods or equivalent
It is strongly recommended that IMT2021 is passed prior to the course in Multi-threaded Programming.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this course the students will be able to:Understand the classic examples of concurrency problems
- Understand the benefits and difficulties of developing multi-threaded applications
- Demonstrate knowledge of thread-safe implementations of design patterns commonly used in game development
- Evaluate the performance of multi-threaded and optimised programs
- Communicate the design decisions, data flow and synchronisation of parallel algorithms in both written and oral form
- Multi-threaded programming
- Profiling and performance evaluation
- Algorithmic complexity
- Design Patterns
- Function Pointers and Callbacks
- Game programming techniques
- Distributed programming environments
Teaching Methods (additional text)
Student will work primarily in C++ using various parallel programming libraries, in a problem based learning approach.
Form(s) of Assessment
Oral exam, individually
Evaluation of Project(s)
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
- Portfolio of internally completed work 60%
- Oral exam 40%
- Both parts must be passed
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
Projects evaluated by lecturer.
Oral exam will have two internal examiner and we will use external examiner every fifth year, next time 2016.
Re-sit for the oral examination in August.
No required textbooks. Books, monographs, and research articles will be recommended during the course.
In case there are fewer than 5 students which apply for the course the form of presentation and assessment may change to suit the class size.