Foundations of Computer Systems (ELEC5711)
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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Certificate in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering
- Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical)
- Master of Professional Engineering (Power)
- Master of Professional Engineering (Software)
- Master of Professional Engineering (Telecommunications)
Further unit of study information
2hr of Lectures per week, 8 hrs of project work in class per semester.
Through semesteer assessment (59%), Final Exam (41%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2
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