Courses Catalogue

Computer Hardware

COURSE CODE: COS 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Computer Science, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Topics to Cover:

1. Configure and apply BIOS settings.   3hrs

2. Differentiate between motherboard components, their purposes, and properties. 4hrs

3. Compare and contrast RAM types and features. 4hrs

4. Install and configure expansion cards. 3hrs

5. Install and configure storage devices and use appropriate media. 3hrs

6. Differentiate among various CPU types and features and select the appropriate cooling method. 4hrs

7. Compare and contrast various connection interfaces and explain their purpose. 4hrs

8. Install an appropriate power supply based on a given scenario. 4hrs

9. Evaluate and select appropriate components for a custom configuration, to meet customer specifications or needs. 4hrs

10. Given a scenario, evaluate types and features of display devices. 4hrs

11. Identify connector types and associated cables. 4hrs

12. Install and configure various peripheral devices. 4hrs

13. Practical Session: 15hrs