• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Information Technology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Strazdins
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the layers of architectures in modern computer systems from hardware device levels upwards.
  2. Describe the major components of a modern computer.
  3. Explain how the major components of a CPU work together, including how data is represented on a computer.
  4. Explain the basics of computer memories, and their abstractions on modern computer systems. 
  5. Design, implement and analyse programs at the machine code and assembly language levels, using a relatively simple computer, including the use of virtual I/O and traps
  6. Construct small programs in the C programming language, and analyse their behavior.
  7. Describe the relationship between high-level procedural languages and assembly/machine language in the conventional machine layer, including how a compiled program is executed on a modern computer
  8. Posess a skills and knowledge base upon which compiler, network and operating systems implementation studies can be built.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (40%); Examinations (60%)

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Workload

Thirty one-hour lectures and nine two-hour laboratory/tutorial sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Computing or completed or currently studying COMP6700.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1921 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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