Foundations of Computer Systems (ELEC1601)


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.

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2 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial, 1 hour project work and 2 hours of laboratory per week.


Through semester assessment (59%) , Final Exam(41%)

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Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2


COMP2001, NETS2008, NETS2908, COMP2901

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