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C++ Course Outline for B.Tech

Introduction to C++


Give an exposure of software development to B.Tech students based on their C++ course curriculum.


It is expected that the person has knowledge of solving B.Tech level mathematics and user level experience of computer application.

Prepares for:

Engineering Exam


B.Tech students.


40 hrs

Course Outline:

Unit 1:Introduction of Object Oriented Programming & C++ Language:

  • Basic Concepts of Object Oriented Programming, Benefits of OOP.
  • Object Oriented Language
  • Introduction to C++.

Unit 2: Basic Concepts of C++:

  • Introduction of Tokens, Keywords, Variables and Constants in C++.
  • Data types: Basic , User-Defined & Derived Data Types.
  • Storage Classes.
  • Operators in C++ : Increment and decrement operators, Scope Resolution Operator, Member Dereferencing Operator, Memory Management Operator, Type Cast Operator,
  • Input and Output: cin, cout, escape sequences, include directives
  • Namespaces, Indenting and Comments, Operator precedence, Data types and expressions.
  • Loops: while, for, do while, nested loops, Decision making: if - else, nested if else, switch , break and continue.
  • Manipulators: endl , setw, sizeof etc.
  • Arrays : Introduction to arrays, arrays in functions, 2-D arrays , Multidimensional arrays.
  • Pointers: Introduction to pointers, void pointers, pointers in function, pointer to constant and constant pointer, generic pointer.

Unit 3 : Functions in C++:

  • Introduction of Main function.
  • Function Prototypes- Built in functions and user defined functions, Default Arguments, const Arguments in function.
  • Passing arguments to functions through Call by reference and Call by value.
  • Inline Functions, const member functions, Recursion Functions, Math Library Functions, Friend & Virtual Functions.
  • Function Overloading.

Unit 4: Classes & Objects:

  • Specifying a Class. Defining Member functions inside & outside of Class. Private & Public Member functions.
  • Making an outside function to inline function, Nesting member functions,
  • Array within a class, Array of Objects, Returning Objects.
  • Memory allocation of Objects, Static Variables & Static Functions.
  • Friend Functions.

Unit 5: Constructors & Destructors:

  • Introduction to constructors & Destructors.
  • Types of Constructors: Default, Parameterized, Copy & Dynamic Constructors.
  • Constructor Overloading, Constructor with default Arguments, Default initialization of objects.
  • Destructors.

Unit 6: Operator Overloading & Type Conversions

  • Introduction to Operator Overloading.
  • Overloading Unary & Binary Operators.
  • Overloading Unary & Binary Operators using Friends.
  • Rules for Overloading Operators.

Unit 7: Inheritance in C++

  • Introduction to Inheritance.
  • Types of Inheritance: Single, Multiple, Multilevel, Hierarchical & Hybrid Inheritance.
  • Virtual Base Classes & Abstract Classes.
  • Constructors in Derived Class.
  • Nesting of classes.

Unit 8: Pointers, Virtual functions & Polymorphism

  • Introduction of Pointers & Pointer to objects. This pointer.
  • Pointer to Derived classes.
  • Virtual Functions & Pure Virtual Functions.
  • Virtual Constructors & Destructors.

Unit 9: Managing Console I/O Operations:

  • Introduction to C++ Streams. & Stream Classes
  • Formatted & Unformatted Console I/O Operations.
  • Managing output with Manipulators.

Unit 10: Working with Files:

  • Introduction to Classes using File Stream Operations.
  • Opening & Closing a File. Detecting end-of-file.
  • File Modes, File pointers & their Manipulations.
  • Random access a file.

Unit 11: Templates & Exception Handling:

  • Introduction to Class Template, Function Template & Member function Templates.
  • Introduction to Exception Handling Mechanism. Throwing Mechanism & Catching Mechanism.
  • Exceptions in Constructors & Destructors & Operator Overloading Functions.