Introduction to Computer Systems
Build and design integrated computer systems that power organisations. Explore new network technology. Map and navigate computer architecture. Learn to select, deploy, integrate and manage new platforms to support existing operating environments.
Your upfront cost: $0
Subjects may require attendance
- 26 May 2019
- 25 Aug 2019
- 24 Nov 2019
Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to:
- Describe some of the fundamental hardware building blocks of computer systems and some basic algorithms by which they are used;
- Demonstrate understanding of number systems, such as binary, octal, decimal and hexadecimal;
- Use Boolean algebra to model basic algorithms in hardware using logic gates such as binary addition/multiplication, template pattern matching, stream encryption, data multiplexing;
- Describe fundamentals of computer architecture and organisation, operating systems, and system integration and deployment;
- Critically review and (re-)design existing computer system specifications for meeting stated performance criteria.
- Introduction / Number Systems
- Digital Logic
- Technological Platforms / Computer Architecture
- Processors / Processing
- Memory / Mass Storage
- System Integration / Use Cases
- Hardware Failure / Error Correction
- Hardware Platforms
- Software Platforms
- Interfacing / Operating Systems
- Chat Rooms
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Or hold equivalent IT knowledge, before starting this subject.
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Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)
One of the roles of the IT professional is to design and build systems and integrate them into an organisation.
- Assignment 2 (20%)
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Online Test(s) (10%)
Textbooks are not required.
Textbook information is pending.