NEWS:

Happy Christmas to All. The MPT programs will resume on Saturday 7th of January at 10 am.

MPT Cycle 1 in Lab G20.
MPT Cycle 2 in Lab 1.19.
MPT Cycle 3 in Lab 1.13.
Contact Ann O'Brien, MPT Course Administrator, a.obrien@cs.ucc.ie or 0214205889 for any query about the registration.

The 2014-2015 MPT program content can be seen at the Cycle 1 webpage.
The archive of the MPT program can be found at here .

Munster Programming Training

The Department of Computer Science at University College Cork runs a variety of outreach programs aimed at secondary school mainly for transition year students from the Munster area, called "Munster Programming Training". The MPT Cycle 1 program aims to offer to transition year students a special training in computer programming as preparation for participation in the "All Irish Schools Programming Competition". The program will consist of a series of 26 formal and practical lectures that will be delivered by lecturers and researchers from the Department on Saturday mornings from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The MPT Cycle 2 program enrols the best MPT Cycle 1 students for 1 or 2 more years for a special training in algorithms and problem solving as preparation for the national and international programming competitions.

The Objectives

By providing this program, we hope to achieve the following:
To give a short and basic introduction to computer programming.
To foster interest in computers by encouraging young students to learn about programming at an early age.
To prepare them for programming competitions.
To deliver a programming competition for the Munster area.

Training Materials

Kiddo - for primary school students.
Cycle 1 - for Transition Year students or younger.
Cycle 2 - Preparation for AIPO competition.
Cycle 3 - Preparation for AIPO competition.

Some Important Links

Programming Olympiad - AIPO webpage.
IOI Olympiad - The official webpage.

Contact Details: Dr Sabin Tabirca - s.tabirca@cs.ucc.ie