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


Leader: R Gedge

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2005 (Day)
Caulfield SA-02 2005 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject aims to provide students with a knowledge of the workings of computer systems together with an introduction to the methods of data representation and data communication. Topics include CPU and memory, instruction sets, the fetch execute cycle, input and output devices, secondary storage, data representation, introduction to communications, transmission media and hardware, introduction to computer networks and the OSI model, network protocols and standards.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 70% + Assignments (2) 15% each: 30%

Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials/practicals per week

Prohibitions: CFR1125, CPE1002