Time & Place
MSTeams M&Th 14:00 to 15:30
This course is a survey course designed to introduce students to
computer architecture. The course will focus on past and present
principles employed for the design and development of today's
computing. Topics which will be covered, but not limited to are:
| Basic principles
||RISC vs. CISC
||Misc. selected topics
- Structured Computer Organization (5e.), A.S. Tanenbaum,
Prentice-Hall, 2005, or 6th
- Reserve material will be available in the library.
(Progressive - Project)
1 -- Component Built and Testing
2 -- Computer Assembly & Programming
3 -- Final - CPU + completed and presented
|Quizzes (2 x
All Assignment material submitted must be submitted as working
circuits using the prescribed software. Additional, hard copy
printouts maybe required as directed by the assignment
- Assignment Stages will be available on-line. Each stage will
be returned during lecture.
- Each Stage is due at the time specified on the project stage
text, and will be accepted late until the indicated time,
subject to a penalty of 25%. Further penalties will be applied
should the late date not be met.
- The quizzes will be held during the lecture period (maybe).
This is to be determined.
- A minimum on the final exam (40%) is required to achieve a
passing grade in this course. This will be a take home exam and
will be subject to the rules outlined on the exam script.
- Assignments are progressive, thus it is expected that students
complete all of the assignment in order to receive a passing
grade on the project. Failure to present a working
assignment/project will constitute failure.
- Assignments, quizzes and the exam will be carefully examined
regarding plagiarism. Cases of suspected plagiarism will be
dealt with according to the University
regulations. Cases of convicted plagiarism may result
in a mark of zero for the course.
- Consideration regarding illness for assignment submission or
test dates will only be considered if
accompanied with the completed Departmental Medical