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

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Prerequisites

One of:
 
PLUS 
 
Assumed knowledge:  Familiarity with a high-school mathematics

Aims and objectives

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


Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)


Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:

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