Problem solving techniques for engineering problems, primarily from the fields of electrical and computer engineering; procedural and object-oriented program development, editing, compiling, linking, and debugging using the C++ programming language.
Why take this course?
This course provides the foundations of computer programming. Both electrical engineers and computer engineers need to understand computer programming as well as be able to program computers to solve engineering problems.
Required for all EE and CPE majors
C- or better in ENGE 1024 or ENGE 1215, Math 1205 or MATH 1205H or MATH 1225
Math 1205 provides basic background in calculus required to understand the problems addressed in some of the programming projects.
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
Write complete C++ programs to solve engineering problems using top-down design,
Use high-quality programming standards to develop C++ programs to solve engineering problems,
Apply successful debugging strategies in a software development process while developing programs of several hundreds lines in length,
Define and use the concepts of data types, arrays, pointers, and stream and file I/O, and
Use dynamic memory management, library functions, user-defined functions, and simple classes to solve engineering problems in C++.
Percentage of Course
Basics of computer organization
Data types and expressions
Design and implementation of quality programs
Use of classes and basic class design
Formatted I/O and the use of files
Pointers and run-time memory allocation
Use of arrays
Use of development environments
Interfacing to software library functions
Practical use of concepts described in learning objectives