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Computer Organization/Architecture COMP 2721

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Computer organization is a fundamental topic for computer science students and for any future programmers. The course gives a good understanding of the computer hardware and how software is built on a specific hardware. The computer is regarded as a hierarchy of levels, each one performing some well-defined functions from the device level (hardware) to the problem-oriented language level. Each level is discussed and analyzed in detail.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze and diagram the layered-architecture of a modern computer.
  • Explain the basic concepts and terminology related to Computer Architecture and Organization.
  • Discuss and compare modern machine architectures.
  • Apply theories related to internal functional units to the performance analysis of various machine architectures.
  • Explain and describe the characteristic of CPU architectures currently in use.
  • Explain the integration and operation I/O devices and their impact on overall machine performance.
  • Solve problems related to the performance and design of various computer architectures.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

Computer Organization/Architecture (COMP 2721) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems Technology
    Diploma Full-time

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