Fall 2019 - CMPT 130 D100

Introduction to Computer Programming I (3)

Class Number: 8892

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    SRYE 2016, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SUR 5280, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, or 157).



An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 128 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.


This course is an introduction to computer science and programming. Students will learn fundamental concepts of Computing Science as well as develop basic skills in software development using the C++ programming language.


  • Elementary programming: data types and basic input and output
  • Functions: function libraries, passing parameters, returning values, the call stack
  • Control structures: Boolean logic, if statements, loops
  • Aggregate Data Types: arrays, strings, records
  • Dynamic memory: pointers and addresses, and allocation of dynamic memory
  • File input and output
  • Errors and debugging
  • Representation of data types



To be announced in first week of class.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better)



Reference Books

  • Programming, Principles and Practice Using C++
  • Bjarne Stroustrup
  • Addison-Wesley
  • 2014
  • 9780321992789


Problem Solving with C++

  • Tenth Edition
  • Walter Savitch
  • Addison-Wesley
  • 2018
Ebook version is about half the cost of the paper version
ISBN: 9780134448282

Starting Out With C++ From Control Structures Through Objects

  • 9th Edition
  • Gaddis, Tony
  • Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780134498379

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