Fall 2019 - CMPT 130 D200

Introduction to Computer Programming I (3)

Class Number: 8893

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SRYE 3016, 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.


In this course you will learn computer science concepts and solve real-world problems using the C++ programming language. You will learn programming techniques in lecture, have plenty of help to initially apply them in labs, and then use them to complete assignments. Some assignments will allow you to work with a partner (if you choose) to expand your skills. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will have the necessary skills to program the computer to solve interesting problems. Plus, you will appreciate and write quality code.


- 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


  • Labs 6%
  • Assignments 27%
  • Midterm 22%
  • Final 45%
  • To be confirmed 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).



  • Starting Out with C++ From Control Structures to Objects 9th Edition, Tony Gaddis, Pearson Education, 9780134498379
  • Programming, Principles and Practice Using C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, Addison-Wesley, 2014, 9780321992789


Problem Solving with C++, 10th ed.

  • Walter Savitch,
  • Addison-Wesley,
  • 2018
  • Earlier editions OK; eBook versions may be significantly cheaper;

ISBN: 9780134448282

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