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2 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This unit provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the C++ programming language; the principle programming language used in the development of computer and video games. Core language knowledge and programming skills are developed in the context of games software development tasks. Students will implement games from scratch using both procedural programming and object-oriented programming techniques. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of software architectures appropriate to the implementation of games and simulations. Topics covered in this unit include: data types, features of the C++ language, program flow control, classes and class hierarchies, data input/output, error handling and debugging, Win32 application development, 2D graphics with Windows GDI/Direct2D.
Upon completion of this unit students will be able to develop software applications written in C++ to implement simple computer games using 2D graphics.
Examination 50%, one project 20%, one assignment 15%, practical assessments 15%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.