Computer Organization

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer Organization

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COMP 103

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course develops an understanding of the structure of computers and how they are to execute programmes. The course introduces the fundamentals of assembly language programming, data representation and computer arithmetic. It then develops an understanding of microprocessor architecture at the hardware level. Topics include digital electronics, arithmetic and logic unit (ALU), data paths, pipelining, memory hierarchy, I/O and motivating examples of computer systems. Students are recommended, but not required, to have some familiarity with C programming prior to taking this course.

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