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Module Title LI Computer Systems and Architecture
SchoolComputer Science
Department Computer Science
Module Code 06 19340
Module Lead Dr IB Styles
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LC Foundations of Computer Science - (06 22754)
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-23 hours
Seminar-0 hours
Tutorial-0 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-0 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-0 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
Exclusions
Description Principles of computer organisation, architecture and design; the hardware-software interface; control of peripherals; basics of networking.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles upon which the operation of modern computers is based.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the structure and organization of computer systems, including the role and operation of each of the component modules.
  • Explain and apply the fundamental concepts and issues involved in the control of peripherals, including interrupt-handling.
  • Explain the fundamental concepts and issues involved in computer networking, including the need for protocols, addressing and routing.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the interaction between software and hardware, including how programs are executed.
Assessment 19340-03 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (80%)
19340-04 : Continuous Assessment : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1.5 hr examination (80%) and coursework (20%)
Other None
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