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Computer concepts and software systems ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Barrie Milne

Clayton First semester 2005 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2005 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Number systems (decimal, binary, hexadecimal), computer data representation, hardware components of a computer - CPU, ALU, registers, memory, I/O devices, the fetch/execute cycle - the Little Man Computer, 80x86 architecture, memory addressing, assembly language programming, code generated by the assembler, interrupts - internal CPU, external, software, operating systems and their functions, use of the stack. (subject to approval).

Assessment: Assignments: 30% + Examination (2 hours): 70% + Students must pass the examination in order to pass the unit.

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour laboratory per week

Prerequisites: A first year programming unit

Prohibitions: CPE1002, CSE1307, CSE2324, CSE3324, GCO1815, GCO2812, CSE3304, CSC1030, CSC1072, RDT1400