Introduction to C++


Programming languages such as C++ are devices to help you think and plan workflows in a systematic, logical, and consistent – say structured – way. C++ contains many language features, and comprises different paradigms such as precedural or object-oriented programming. As with many other contemporary programming languages, the difficulties of writing code lie in making design decisions – which language features to use, and in which way.

This 3-days course covers an introduction into the C++ language features (types and data structures, basic key words, flow control structures, templates, ...), some of the paradigm ideas, software development process including program design, project managment, debugging, and more (cmake, doxygen, git, ...).

The straightest way to learn a programming language is probably to have the need to apply it to a problem. If you have a specific problem or project in mind, this would be perfect. However, we offer Hands-on tutorials with application examples out of the scientific and mathematical fields, which are usually met in the universitary environment. We want to disburden the entry and access to the skills of programming for prospective and advancing scientists and engineers.

Contents are subject to modifications.


It is highly recommended to have basic knowledge on either C, Java or other object oriented language.


Participants are expected to use their own machines. Any operating system (Windows, Linux, MacOS, ...), any IDE/editor (MS Visual Studio, CLion, vi, emacs, ...) and any compiler capable of at least C++14 (GCC, Clang, MSVC, ...) can be used. Alternatively it is possible to use a C++ online compiler (e.g.,,




Dr. Margarita Egelhofer, Dr. Carla Guillen, Dr. Carmen Navarrete (all LRZ)

Prices and Eligibility

The course is open for people from academia and industry.

The following categories can be selected during registration:

  • [Students without Diploma/Master] Students without Diploma/Master: 30 EUR
  • [Academia Germany] Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) and members of German universities and German public research institutes: 60 EUR
  • [Academia EU/Associated Countries] Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) and members of universities and public research institutes within EU or Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme: 120 EUR
  • [Academia non-EU/Associated Countries] Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) and members of other universities and public research institutes: 240 EUR
  • [Others] Non-academic participants: 600 EUR



Please register with your official e-mail address to prove your affiliation. Following your successful registration, you will receive an invoice approx. 1-2 weeks before the course. After paying the invoice, you will not receive a receipt. If you require proof of payment (e.g., for reimbursement) please use a copy of the invoice together with your bank statement indicating the payment.

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Online Course Introduction to C++
Number hcpb1w24
Available places 61
Date 22.10.2024 – 24.10.2024
Price EUR 30.00 – 600.00
Location ONLINE

Registration deadline 15.10.2024 23:59
No. Date Time Teacher Location Room Description
1 22.10.2024 09:30 – 15:00 Carmen Navarrete
Carla Guillen
Margarita Egelhofer
ONLINE Lecture
2 23.10.2024 09:30 – 15:00 Carmen Navarrete
Carla Guillen
Margarita Egelhofer
ONLINE Lecture
3 24.10.2024 09:30 – 15:00 Carmen Navarrete
Carla Guillen
Margarita Egelhofer
ONLINE Lecture