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COMP 2825 - Computer Architecture

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This updated PTS course is equivalent to COMP 2721. Developers and IT professionals are shown how to evaluate competing computer system architectures and build performance into their systems and software applications. The features of modern microarchitectures such as pipelining, cache memory, branch prediction, and out-of-order execution are discussed. Students will also compare and evaluate hardware architectures from the Intel Pentium and Sun UltraSPARC CPU families. Topics include: switching technologies, error correction, I/O devices, digital logic, arithmetic and memory circuits, and instruction sets. Successful participants in this course will develop skills to help them understand, evaluate and recommend appropriate computer system architecture for a specific application.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1113 and COMP 1451

Credits

4.0

Cost

$545.00

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 57039

Thu May 03 - Thu Jul 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 03 - Jul 26 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2765
May 03 - Jul 26 Online

Instructor

Jason Harrison

Course Outline

Cost

$545.00

Notes

  1. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class on Thursday July 12, 2018. IMPORTANT INFO: This course is 48 hours offered as a classroom (42 hours) AND online (6 hours) format. The class meets once per week for 3.5 hours face to face and requires an additional 0.5 hour per week online. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 64204

Thu May 03 - Thu Jul 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 03 - Jul 26 Thu 13:30 - 17:00 BBY SW03 Rm. 4725
May 03 - Jul 26 Online

Instructor

Jason Harrison

Course Outline

Cost

$545.00

Notes

  1. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class on Thursday July 12, 2018. IMPORTANT INFO: This course is 48 hours offered as a classroom (42 hours) AND online (6 hours) format. The class meets once per week for 3.5 hours face to face and requires an additional 0.5 hour per week online. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts and terminology related to computer architecture and organization.
  • Discuss and compare modern machine architectures.
  • Understand computer hardware.
  • Explain and describe the characteristics of CPU architectures currently in use.
  • Understand and explain each level of computer organization: digital logic level, microarchitecture level, instruction set architecture level and assembly language level.
  • Solve problems related to the design of each level.
  • Evaluate modern computers from the point of view of performance.

Effective as of Fall 2006

Related Programs

COMP 2825 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Structured Computer Organization (6th Edition)
Author Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Todd Austin
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2013
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13291-652-3
Price $217.95
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