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BUS2120 - Computer concepts and software systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


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).


Class test: 10%
Tutorial/Lab assignments: 30%
Final examination (3hrs): 60%,

Contact hours

3hrs lecture, 1hr tutorial, 2hrs of practicals for 6 weeks.


A first year programming unit


CPE1002, CSE1307, CSE2324, CSE3324, GCO1815, GCO2812, CSE3304, CSC1030, CSC1072, RDT1400, FIT1001