Intensive Course C++

This course has reached its capacity of students. 


Limited number of participants!

Registration period: 1st December 2021    21st January 2022
How to register: Register via e-mail to, stating your name, student ID number, study program (including Bachelor or Master level), and semester. You will receive a confirmation e-mail shortly after.


Information for Bachelor students of Applied Computer Science: Contrary to before, you cannot register in FlexNow yourself for this course. Following a successful registration with the above instructions the examination office (Prüfungsamt) will receive a full list of participants from the lecturer.

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 2021/2022


Lab course
Takes place every day from 09:00 to 17:00.
First appointment is on 14.03.2022
Last appointment is on 25.03.2022


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

This course is not suited for programming beginners.

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