Computer Architecture I, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 25%, Distance learning

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-11200 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 1

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 28 July 2023 – 4 September 2023

Entry requirements: A second course in computer programming, e.g. Computer Programming II.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16,250

Please note: The course has more assignments than Computer Architecture I, 5 credits.

About the course

The course covers the function and structure of computers. Microprogramming the controller to control elements such as buses, memories, output and input, and program execution are central topics, as well as the use of assembly language.

Outline for distance course: The course is assessed with compulsory assignments and a written examination. The written exam is on campus.

More information


Department of Information Technology

hus 10, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 337, 751 05 UPPSALA


Student counsellor