Module/Course Description

Course Title: Computer Architecture

Course Code: UU-COM-3002

Programme: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science - MW

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• Understand performance metrics
• Be introduced to an instruction set architecture
• Understand instruction types, register sets, addressing modes
• Understand flow-of-control, subroutine call and return mechanisms
• Understand the Structure of machine-level programs
• Be introduced to Arithmetic of Computers
• Construct an ALU
• Implement in hardware several Instructions like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
• Be introduced to pipelining and memory hierarchy

Learning Outcomes:

• Apply performance metrics
• Apply the concept of an instruction set architecture, ISA, and the nature of a machine-level instruction in terms of its functionality and use of resources (registers and memory).
• Utilize the various classes of instructions: data movement, arithmetic, logical, and flow control.
• Demonstrate the way in which subroutines are called and returns made.
• Design a basic ALU
• Implement in hardware several Instructions like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
• Explain how conditional operations are implemented at the machine level.
• Appreciate how a lack of resources in ISPs has an impact on high-level languages and the design of compilers.
• Know, at the assembly language level, how parameters are passed to subroutines and how local workplace is created and accessed.
• Know pipelining and memory hierarchy

Prerequisites: UU-ACG-1000, UU-MKT-2000, UU-MAN-2010, UU-BBA-2000, UU-ENG-1000, UU-ENG-1001, UU-ENG-1005, UU-COM-1000, UU-MTH-1000, UU-MTH-1005, UU-MTH-2000, UU-MTH-3000, UU-COM-1100, UU-COM-2000, UU-COM-2001, UU-COM-2002, UU-COM-2003, UU-COM-3000, UU-COM-3003, UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103, UU-BBA-2010-BCS


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