EECS 183: Elementary Programming Concepts

University of Michigan

EECS 183 is an introductory course to computer science and programming, covering the basics of computing as well as problem-solving and algorithmic thinking.

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Feb 26 - Mar 1

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Current Projects and Labs

Project 3
Final due 3/8

Resources for Class

Winter 2024 Exams and Major Deadlines

Exam Dates
EECS 183 Showcase

Tuesday, April 30

Michigan League Ballroom

You and your team of 4 will attend one of four, 90-minute sessions, to be scheduled later in the semester.

Project Deadlines

Project 1: January 26

Project 2: February 9

Project 3 Checkpoint: February 23

Project 3 Final: March 8

Project 4: March 22

Final Project Core: April 12

Final Project Reach: April 23

Final Project Showcase: April 30

EECS 183 is an introductory course in computer programming for computer science majors and non-majors alike. Topics include control flow, introductory data structures, algorithms using selection and iteration, basic object-oriented programming, testing and debugging. We primarily use C++ as a programming language. There are no prerequisites. EECS 183 assumes no prior programming experience.

By the end of this course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Read a specification and translate it to a computer program
  • Follow a process of writing one small part of a program at a time
  • Comfortably use Visual Studio or XCode to write and debug code
  • Write test cases that test the full range of code functionality
  • Design an algorithm to generate a given output
  • Write functions using both pass by reference and pass by value parameters
  • Use file streams and standard streams to read input and write output
  • Write a class and successfully access private and public member variables
  • Run test inputs to a program and compare them to test outputs to verify a program works correctly
  • Format a program according to a style guide