The interaction between computer hardware and software; instruction sets; memory and disk hierarchy, caching and performance; traps and exceptions; performance of compiled code; hardware description languages.
COMP200 Computer Systems and one of
COMP203 Programming with Data Structures or
COMP206 General Programming 2 or
COMP241 Software Engineering Development
- Dr. Anthony Blake
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext 8342
- Mr. Cameron Grout
Phone: +64 7 838 4466
Official Timetable Information
Harris and Harris, Digital Design and Computer Architecture, (2nd Edition), Morgan Kaufmann.
The course notes and handouts will be available on-line from the course web page
For this course, students have access to Labs 6 and 7.
You must hand in your assignment by the due date. If you have not completed it, hand in what you have done so far. Individual extensions will not be given except for a medical certificate specifically referring to that item of assessment, documented by a medical certificate or counsellor's letter. In the unlikely event that technical problems arise which the instructor considers merits an extension, the due date for the assignment will be extended for the entire class.
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 2:1 or 1:2, whichever works in your favour.
There will be one test covering material from the first half of the course, and four assignments covering material from the second half of the course.
The mid-semester test will be worth 50% of your final grade, and the four assignments in the second half of the course will be worth 50% of your final grade. The first three assignments will be worth 10%, and the final assignment will be worth 20%.
The mid-semester test will be 2 hours long, starting at 4pm on Tuesday the 30th of August (Room T.B.A. on Moodle). The due dates for the assignments set in the second half of the course will be determined during the first lecture in week 7, and will also be available on Moodle.
Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive. Additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
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