DD2387 Program System Construction Using C++ 6.0 credits

Programsystemkonstruktion med C++

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

A second course in computer science giving good knowledge of the C++ programming language and techniques for effective construction of large program systems in C++.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Computer Science and Engineering
    Information Technology
    Information and Communication Technology
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: autumn 18.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The goals of the course are to give the students

  • good knowledge of all parts of the C++ programming language
  • knowledge of and proficiency in methods for developing, i.e. design, implementation, testing, and debugging, programs in C++
  • good knowledge of the difficulties with and the weaknesses of C++ and methods to overcome them

so that they will be able to

  • develop functioning program modules in C++ in an effective way.

Course main content

Development of C++ from Simula to ISO standard.

All parts of C++ according to the ISO standard including classes, simple and multiple inheritance, generic functions and classes, exceptions, constant declarations, streams, name spaces, type equivalence and type compatibility, the pre-processor.

Program construction using C++: good programming style, object oriented development in C++, rules of thumb and hints for design and implementation of programs in C++, support for modularization and memory handling, making the code effective, common errors and traps, debugging, static and dynamic linking, portability.

The laboratory part consists of two laboratory assignments and a project assignment. The laboratory part will take about 100 hours.


Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology. English B, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge of object orientation or Java programming corresponding to DD1361 Programming Paradigms, DD2385 Software Engineering, DD1344 Fundamentals of Computer Science, DD1346 Object-Oriented Program Construction, DD1332 Object Oriented Programming or 2D1343 Computer Science and Numerical Methods.


To be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page. Previous year: J. Lajoie & S. Lippman: C++ primer.


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Requirements for final grade

Written examination (TEN1; 1,5 university credits).
Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 4,5 university credits).

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science


Alexander Baltatzis, tel: 790 9157, e-post: alba@kth.se


Alexander Baltatzis <alba@kth.se>

Supplementary information

You cannot count both this course and 2D1358 in your degreee.

Add-on studies

DD2455 Theoretical Foundations of Object-Orientation.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2009.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.