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Computer concepts and software systems (6 points)


Leader: Barrie Milne

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2003 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2004 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Number systems (decimal, binary, hexadecimal), computer data representation, hardware components of a computer - CPU, ALU, registers, memory, I/O devices, the fetch/execute cycle - the Little Man Computer, 80x86 architecture, memory addressing, assembly language programming, code generated by the assembler, interrupts - internal CPU, external, software, operating systems and their functions, use of the stack. (subject to approval).

Assessment: Assignments: 30% + Examination (2 hours): 70% + Students must pass the examination in order to pass the unit.

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour laboratory per week

Prerequisites: BUS1042 or CSE1301 or equivalent

Prohibitions: CPE1002, CSE2120, CSE1307, CSE2324, CSE3324, GCO1815, GCO2812, CSE3304, CSC1030, CSC1072, RDT1400

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