Syllabus for Computer Architecture I
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1DT038
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science G1F,
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2008-03-18
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Revised: 2013-05-14
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Spring 2013
Computer programming II or the equivalent.
- Responsible department: Department of Information Technology
The students should be able to give a thorough description of the structure and function of a computer in terms of parts like its control unit, I/O system, and memory system. The students should also be able to write elementary programs in assembly language.
The von Neumann architecture, RISC and CISC architectures. Assembly programming. Machine operations and instructions. Memory organisation, buses, I/O. Components of the CPU, the control unit.
Lectures and assignments.
The theoretical part covers 3 credits and is examined with exam and assignments. The practical part covers 2 credits and is examined with assignments.
Applies from: Spring 2013
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Patterson, David A.;
Hennessy, John L.
Computer organization and design : the hardware/software interface
4. ed.: Amsterdam: Elsevier Morgan Kaufmann, cop. 2009