Computer System Architecture

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer System Architecture

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC 1070 LE Information Technology Fundamentals –orCS
    1070 Introduction to Information Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Computer architecture. Digital circuits and components. Types of data representation. Computer organisations and design. Logic design.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course is designed to introduce students to the design of computer hardware. Emphasis is placed on microcomputer architecture techniques. The course is suitable for students who aim for a career in computer science, information technology, computer hardware engineering.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Distinguish among numeric systems and data representation coding schemes.
    2. Explain, identify and construct digital logic circuits.
    3. Outline the design of combinational and sequential circuits.
    4. Define the different memory types.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Classroom lectures, discussions, and review of real-world cases based on specific theoretical concepts. Laboratory practical sessions.
    • Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.