Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science A1F,
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits including 60 credits in computer science including Low-level Parallel Programming and participation in Advanced Computer Architecture. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
analyse programs for efficient use of computational resources, including cache, memory bandwidth, CPUs, and energy
use profiling tools for energy and performance
apply profiling and optimisation techniques to a program to improve its efficiency
determine achieved efficiency as a fraction of the system's and application's potential
Introduction to one or more complex, computationally intensive applications. Introduction to profiling and measurement techniques for performance and energy. Optimisation techniques.
Online lectures, seminars, project.
Oral and written presentation of assignments and project.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.