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1. course title:computer architecture

2. course id:

3. course units:

Lecture:30 hours

Seminar/ Exercise:15 hours

Total unit: 3 Credits

4. expected participants

Three-year students in Undergraduate Programs with having good English skills.

5. prerequisites

Circuits and Electronics, Digital Electronics, Digital System, Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits, Computation Structures, Programming.

6. course objectives

The course is designed for undergraduate student. The course is intended to provide student the fundamentals of computer architecture and organization, the factors influencing the design of hardware and software elements to computer systems.

The goals of the course are to provide students with the basis knowledge of the followings:

  • Introduction to Organization and Architecture Computer
  • Overview of Computer Organization;
  • Computer Arithmetic;
  • Instruction-set Architecture;
  • CPU Structure and Function;
  • Control Unit Operation;
  • Micro-Programming;
  • Instruction Pipelining;
  • Multilevel Memories;
  • Cache Memory;
  • Internal Memory;
  • External Memory;
  • Input/Output;
  • Operating System Support;
  • Virtual Memory;
  • Advanced Architectures.

7. course description

This course is about the aspects of both Computer Architecture (attributes of a multilevel machine, a system visible to Micro-architecture, Micro-Programming level) and Computer Organization (the operational components and their interconnections in the system). Moreover, some advanced architectures will be presented.

This courser consists 16 lecture notes of 16 modules/sessions. Each module is designed to provide theoretical fundamental and practical exercises.

8. student duties

  • Class attendance: ≥ 80%
  • Homework

9. assessment

  • Mid-term grade: 0.4 (40%)

- Home exercise grading

- Mini-seminar or Mid-tem test

  • Final exam : 0.6 (60%)

10. course materials:


[1]. William Stalling, Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.

This is the main textbook used in this course. Supplemental readings from selected papers may also be assigned; in which case, there may be a nominal photocopying charge, 2003

[2].Patterson-Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design (3th Edition)[3]. Andrew S. Tannenbauum, Structured Computer Organization, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006.

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