Fundamentals of Digital Systems
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 05 October 2017
Friday 15 December 2017
Requisites for this module
BENGH610DA Electronic Engineering,
BSC YHG1 Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer)
The aim of this module is to introduce the essential hardware and low level software components of a digital computer system. The operation of these components is explored problem solving classes.
Upon completion of this module, students should have a good conceptual and practical understanding of the nature and architecture of a digital computer system.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Understand the nature and architecture of a digital computer.
2. Identify and explain the purpose and principles of operation of the components of a computer system.
3. Explain the principles and purpose of an operating system.
4. Interpret and manipulate binary representations of data, including two's complement.
5. Design and understand simple logic circuits built from standard logic gates.
. Introduction to computer automatic theory
. Brief history of computer systems
. System architecture
. Peripherals and buses
. Processor architecture
. Computer system operation
. Input/Output devices
. Hardware components of a computer system
. Introduction to operating systems
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Lecturers and Laboratories
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Progress Test 1 - Week 4
||Progress Test 1 - Week 11
||120 minutes during January (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Francisco Sepulveda, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Francisco Sepulveda
School office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 57 hours, 53 (93%) hours available to students:
4 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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