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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and approximately 11 hours of tutorials |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||433-252 Software Engineering Principles and Tools and 431-102 Digital Systems 1.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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|Subject Overview:|| |
The objectives of this subject are for students to be able to describe the components of current computer systems as well as their interactions; to be able to evaluate the suitability of a given computer for a given task; to be able to analyse the effects of architectural features on the efficiency of a given program and of programs in general; and to understand the process of computer design.
Topics covered include memory hierarchy, processor implementation, pipelining, instruction sets, multiprocessors, input/output, performance measurement, and the design process.
|Assessment:||Project work during semester, expected to take about 36 hours (25%); and a 3-hour end-of-semester written examination (75%). To pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% overall, 12.5/25 in project work, and 37.5/75 in the written examination.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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|Notes:||Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.|
Bachelor of Arts |
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Computer
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)
Bachelor of Science
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