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CS1533: COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 08 Feb 2022 16:30


Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to computer systems. It includes an introduction to computer architecture and organization, and an introduction to operating systems. 

The course is taught without prerequisites; students are taught with plenty of exercises from lectures, tutorials, practical and tests every week.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr John Vargheese

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the structure and function of computer systems. It includes an introduction to computer architecture and organization, and an introduction to operating systems using Linux. 

The course covers: 

  • Architecture and organization: Number systems; Logical operations on data; Processor architecture; Memory; Input-output; Subsystem interconnection; Program execution. Assembly language programming. 
  • What operating systems do, and how they do those things. Components of operating systems. Relationship of operating system to hardware, and relationship of operating system to user and application. This will be illustrated through a version of the Linux operating system.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 27 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 35, 39

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Summative Assessments

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Feedback

Formative feedback for in-course assessments will be provided in written form. Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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