|Module code||COS 284|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
This module provides the foundations on which other modules build by enabling a deeper understanding of how software interacts with hardware. It will teach the design and operation of modern digital computers by studying each of the components that make up a digital computer and the interaction between these components. Specific areas of interest, but not limited to, are: representation of data on the machine-level; organisation of the machine on the assembly level; the architecture and organisation of memory; inter- and intra-component interfacing and communication; data paths and control; and parallelism. Topic-level detail and learning outcomes for each of these areas are given by the first 6 units of ‘Architecture and Organisation’ knowledge area as specified by the ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curriculum 2013.
|Prerequisites||COS 212 GS|
|Contact time||1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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