Intensive Course C++

The course will be held online.

Details and instructions have been sent via e-mail to all properly registered participants.


Limited number of participants!

Registration period: 1st December 2020 to 22nd January 2021.

How to register:

  • Register via e-mail to, stating your name, student ID number, study program (Studiengang), and semester
  • Applied Computer Science only: If you've received an e-mail confirming your course participation (and only if!), register on FlexNow or directly at your examination office (Prüfungsamt) within the given deadlines.

Please note that contrary to before the course will only take place each winter semester. I.e., there will be no block course in August / September 2021.

Course Description

The block course provides a short but extensive introduction to the programming language C++. It is aimed at students with a solid knowledge of Java, Python, or another imperative programming language.

Course topics include:

  • basics of imperative programming in C / C++
  • basic language constructs
    • arrays
    • pointer arithmetic
    • references
    • dynamic memory management
    • basic classes in C++: string, vector
  • classes and object orientation in C++
    • const-correctness
  • inheritance, polymorphism
    • further class concepts: static member, rule of three (five)
  • templates
    • metaprogramming
  • standard library
  • miscellaneous (mostly C++14 / C++17)
    • move semantics
    • exceptions
    • auto-declare
    • initializer syntax
    • casting, enumerations
  • multi-threading (later than C++11)
    • also smart pointers

The course language is German.



Course type
Lab courses
3 CP
Winter Term 2020/2021


Lab course
Takes place every day from 09:00 to 17:00 in room online.
First appointment is on 22.02.2021
Last appointment is on 05.03.2021


It is assumed that participants are already familiar with an imperative, possibly object oriented programming language, e.g., Java.

This course is not suited for programming beginners.

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