Welcome to the 2019-2020 MPT programs.

All MPT programs will resume on Saturday 11th of January 2020.

Contact Ann O'Brien, MPT Course Administrator, or 0214205889 for any query about the registration.

The archive of the MPT program can be found at here .

Munster Programming Training

The School of Computer Science and INformation Technology at University College Cork runs a variety of outreach programs aimed at primary and secondary schools from the Munster area, called "Munster Programming Training". The MPT Junior program aims to offer to first and second year students a special training in web programming and web gaming through Minecraft as well as some elements of video production. The MPT Senior targets 3rd and TY year students covering topics like Python programming, as preparation for participation in the "All Irish Schools Programming Competition", and web design and gaming and video production. The MPT Advanced cycles 2-3 focuss on problem solving and advanced algorithms as preparation for the national and international programming competitions. The program will consist of a series of 26 formal and practical lectures that will be delivered by lecturers and researchers from the School on Saturday mornings from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

The Objectives

By providing this program, we hope to achieve the following:
To give a short and basic introduction to computer programming, web design, scripting and gaming.
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.
MPT Junior - for 1st and 2nd Year students.
MPT Senior - for 3rd and TY Year students.
MPT Advanced - Cycle 2 - Preparation for AIPO competition.
MPT Advanced - Cycle 3 - Preparation for AIPO and IOI competitions.

Some Important Links

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

Contact Details: Dr Sabin Tabirca -