Course detail

Language C++

FSI-SCPAcad. year: 2020/2021

C++ is a modern programming language, with a focus on high performance. It is widely being used in very different contexts and has excellent support in both tools and libraries. The language received a huge overhaul in 2011 with C++11, lifting it into the 21st century.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain the basic skills and experiences of program writing and debugging using programming language C++.


The basic knowledge and experience with programming language (C#, Java ) are expected.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ivor Horton, Peter Van Weert Beginning C++17: From Novice to Professional Apress 2018 ISBN 1484233658 (EN)
Joe Pitt-Francis, Jonathan Whiteley Guide to Scientific Computing in C++ (2nd edition) Springer 2017 ISBN 978-3-319-73132-2 (EN)
Mikael Olsson C++17 Quick Syntax Reference Apress 2018 ISBN 978-1-4842-3599-7 (EN)
Bjarne Stroustrup A Tour of C++ [2nd ed.] C++ In-Depth Series Addison-Wesley 2018 ISBN 978-0-13-499783-4 (EN)
Miroslav Virius Programovací jazyk C++ (1.-3. díl) ČVUT 2016 ISBN 9788001059616 (CS)
George Em Karniadakis and Robert M. Kirby II Parallel Scientific Computing in C++ and MPI Cambridge University Press 2003 ISBN 9780511812583 (EN)
Yair Shapira Mathematical Objects in C++: Computational Tools in A Unified Object-Oriented Approach Chapman & Hall 2009 ISBN 9781439811474 (EN)
Miroslav Virius Programování v C++ od základů k profesionálnímu použití GRADA 2018 ISBN 978-80-271-0502-1 (CS)
Jacek Galowicz C++17 STL Cookbook Packt Publishing 2017 ISBN 978-1-78712-049-5 (EN)
William H. Press Numerical Recipes 3rd Edition: The Art of Scientific Computing Cambridge University Press 2007 ISBN10: 0521880688 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit is awarded on the following conditions: 30% on weekly programming assignments, 70% on the individual project. Participation in the lessons may be reflected in the final mark.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of this course is to get up-to-date on modern programming techniques, up to and including C++17. There is a wealth of numerical libraries for scientific computing in C++. Students will be able to develop modern scientific applications.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is recommended, attendance at seminars is required. Lessons are planned according to the week schedules. Absence from lessons may be compensated by the agreement with the teacher supervising the seminars.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MAI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Basic parts of modern C++
2. Fundamental types of data
3. Arrays and Loops
4. Pointers and References
5. Defining Functions
6. Function Templates
7. Preprocessing directives
8. Classes and object-oriented Programming
9. Operator Overloading
10. Inheritance, polymorphism
11. Class templates
12. STL containers and algorithms
13. Scientific computing libraries

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Visual studio 2019
2. MSBuild, CMake, vcpkg
3. -8. Small projects
9. C++/CLI
10. Interoperability (Matlab, .NET)
11. Armadillo, Eigen, MKL
12. Boost.Numeric.Odeint
13. Accreditation