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, machine language, assembly language and high level programming constructs.
Lectures, Laboratories, Tutorials
Through semester assessment (60%) and Final Exam (40%)
HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2