Foundations of Computer Systems (ELEC1601)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study introduces the fundamental digital concepts upon which the design and operation of modern digital computers are based. A prime aim of the unit is to develop a professional view of, and a capacity for inquiry into, the field of computing.
Topics covered include: data representation, basic computer organisation, the CPU, elementary gates and logic, peripheral devices, software organisation, machine language, assembly language, operating systems, data communications and computer networks.
Further unit of study information
Lecture 2 hrs/week; Laboratory 3 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.
Through semester assessment (61%) Final Exam (39%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.