Courses Catalogue

Computer Architecture And Organization

COURSE CODE: COS 1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Computer Science, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description

This course introduces the logical architecture and organization of computer systems. It highlights the lower end operations in a typical computer as well as the way computers manage their resources during operation.  The course opens up a student to be an informed user of the computer rather than a passive recipient of the computer services. 

Course Objectives:

The aims of the course are:

1.      To introduce to students the concepts of computer organization; 

2.      To highlight to students the way  computers process and store the data; 

3.      To highlight internal management issues in computer systems.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1.      Explain the difference between Computer Organisation and Computer Architecture; 

2.      Discuss how  information is processed in the computer from the time it is input to the time of output; 

3.      Explain how the Micro processers  operate;

Explain the .difference between the various representation codes i.e. ASCII and EBCDIC


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