Computer Systems

COS10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

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Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23


Prerequisites

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Assumed Knowledge
familiarity with boolean algebra and number systems

Aims and objectives

Students will become familiar with the design, programming, operation, and design constraints of computing hardware.
 

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

Read and write assembly language programs for a simple microcomputer.
Identify the hardware components of a computer and the functions they perform.
Describe the overall behaviour of compilers, assemblers, linkers and interpreters.
Argue some of the trade-offs between hardware and software that occur in computer system design